The final part of our response to the Guardian Australia article. Margaret Stevenson has devoted decades of advocacy work to the Queensland seafood industry. More content on the way and thank you for your support.
This podcast includes a discussion with Allan Bobbermen (QSIA Chair) and Neil Green (former QSIA President). Both provide another perspective regarding the Guardian Australia's artile implying commercial fishing is a significant threat to the health of the Great Barrier Reef.
You can find the Guardian Australia story here: Unsustainable fishing worsens threats to Great Barrier Reef
Recreational and conservation groups regularly use the ‘health’ of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) as the context in which to gaslight and vilify commercial fishers in Queensland. The release on Friday 4 September 2020 of a story by the Guardian Australia presents hard working Queensland commercial fishers in the worst way possible.
The story, titled ‘Unsustainable fishing worsens threats to Great Barrier Reef’ written by Graham Readfearn an environmental reporter for Guardian Australia.
The story demands a response.
In order to provide a perspective not typically heard, I spoke with commercial fishers across the GBR to seek their reactions.
* Part 1. Sienna Green and Dale Vener – north Queensland commercial fishers and recent entrants into our commercial fisheries. Sienna being a third-generation commercial fisher.
* Part 2. Allan Bobbermen (QSIA Chair) and Neil Green (former QSIA President). Both are multi-generational commercial fishers.
* Part 3. Margaret Stevenson, a long-term contributor to better fisheries management in this State and commercial fishing business owner.
This podcast concludes an interview with Shane Snow, QSIA Director regarding the so-called fisheries reform process. Well worth a listen as the Queensland commercial seafood industry is one of many parts of the agriculture sector that have been exposed to years of poor policy making.
Shane Snow has written a number of article regarding the so-called fisheries reform process. I hope you enjoy another thoughtful overview of the status of the reform process.
Today's podcast is one of three regarding the so-called Queensland fisheries reform process. I spoke with Tony Reisenwebber: Director, QSIA.
For an in-depth understanding of the issues facing commercial fishers and those that want and demand fresh local seafood visit the Association's website: QSIA News
Allan Bobbermen, QSIA Chair discusses the ongoing calls for a conclusion to the so-called fisheries reform process.
For more information on Queensland recreational fishing group activities:
- Qld 2020 News Posts #11: Relationship between the State Government and recreational fishing groups
- Qld 2020 News Posts #09: Queensland fisheries reform spin
- Qld 2020 News Posts #07: Sunfish provides yet another reason for a change of government
- Qld 2020 News Posts #03: Who's calling the shots
Discussion with Allan Bobbermen, QSIA Chair regarding the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the domestic seafood industry.
Discussion with George Christensen MP, Member for Dawson regarding the so-called Qld fisheries reform
A big thanks to George Christensen MP for his time yesterday. The discussion focused on the coming Queensland election and of course the so-called fisheries reform.
More podcast content is on the way and with almost 7 months until the election more discussions on the issues facing commercial fishing and agriculture are needed.