Australians love to fish! When it comes to throwing in a line, there’s more to consider than what you want to hook.
Australian fisheries resources are owned by all Australians which means sharing them can be a complex issue affecting commercial, recreational and Indigenous fishers.
Despite agreement among all fishers that resource sharing is a priority issue, there is little agreement when it comes to identifying solutions. The Australian Government is committed to developing a Commonwealth Fisheries Resource Sharing Framework with parameters for fair and sustainable arrangements for all fishers.
It’s up to all of us to make sure we carefully manage fisheries resources for future generations. To help design a usable framework that meets the needs of all fishers, get involved and have your say. Go to haveyoursay.agriculture.gov.au/sharing-fisheries-resources.
For more information, go to agriculture.gov.au/fisheries/domestic/commonwealth-fisheries or email resourcesharingframework [at] agriculture.gov.au.