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Fisheries (Sustainable Fisheries Strategy) Amendment Bill 2018

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

Michelle Jensen
641 Ellerbeck Road
CARRUCHAN QLD 4816

Total Signatures - 284

Sponsoring Member: Mr Nick Dametto MP

Posting Date: 11/09/2018

Closing Date: 5/11/2018

Tabled Date: 13/11/2018

Responded By: Hon Mark Furner MP on 13/12/2018

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

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House that commercial fishers in Queensland are concerned about legislative proposals to allow Fisheries Queensland to make "Urgent Declarations" that could close a fishery for up to three months with no compensation for fishing businesses.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to review the proposed changes regarding declarations and compensation and provide a guarantee that if Urgent Declarations are used, that commercial fishers will be fairly compensated, covering owner and lease operators.