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Queensland Fishing Industry

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Paul Grunske
11 Petersen Street
BUNDABERG Q 4670

Total Signatures - 4350

Sponsoring Member: Stephen Bennett MP

Posting Date: 16/07/2015

Tabled Date: 16/07/2015

Responded By: Hon Bill Byrne MP on 10/08/2015

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

The petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House their opposition to the proposed net fishing bans at Trinity Bay, St Helens Beach and Yeppoon/Keppel Bay and Fitzroy River. 75% of Queenslanders cannot or do not fish and rely on net fisheries to access fresh local fish. Queenslanders wish to retain their right to buy fresh local caught seafood and oppose any fishing closures.

 

Your petitioners therefore request the House to not support the proposed net fishing bans by the Palaszczuk Government at Trinity Bay, St Helens Beach and Yeppoon/Keppel Bay and Fitzroy River. We further request the House to block legislation that introduces resource allocation through the establishment of net free fishing zones in Queensland.