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Management of pippies (molluscs) - Queensland coastline

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Peter Christopherson
C/- PO Box 1004

Total Signatures - 405

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 17/06/2016

Tabled Date: 17/06/2016

Responded By: Hon Leanne Donaldson MP on 6/07/2016

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 from time to time people are collecting vast numbers of molluscs (namely pippies) and denuding Queensland beaches of a sustainable fish food and source of bait for recreational anglers.  We believe that reducing the number allowed to be taken will be a conservation measure for both pippies and fish stocks.  A minimum legal length of 35mm will allow spawning to occur at least once before being harvested.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to amend legislation to reduce the number of molluscs (namely pippies) being taken from Queensland beaches to a bag limit of thirty (30) per person up to a maximum of one hundred (100) per vehicle with a minimum size of 35mm.