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Nets Out Queensland

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Nathan Johnston
PO Box 641

Total Signatures - 7118

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 14/10/2015

Tabled Date: 14/10/2015

Responded By: Hon Bill Byrne MP on 3/11/2015

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 that the Queensland Government proposes to introduce three net free areas located in the vicinity of:

• St Helens Beach to Cape Hillsborough;
• Keppel Bay to Fitzroy River; and
• Trinity Bay.


That these proposed net free areas are supported actions in the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan.

That net free fishing zones aim to develop recreational fishing opportunities in Queensland, thereby increasing tourism, investment and economic growth.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to support legislation or regulation that introduces the proposed net free fishing zones to Queensland waters.