QSIA Podcasts
Fisheries regulations with Chris Thompson

Fisheries regulations with Chris Thompson

May 5, 2021

A slightly longer discussion with Chris Thompson from Law Essentials.  The issue we discuss today is regulations regarding where we can land our catch.

This legislation is an answer to a problem that does not exist.  As industry we have been forced to adopt vessel tracking like convicted criminals.  In this circumstance, why the need for a change in the location we land our catch?

Potential concerns for commercial fishers in include: safety issues (weather and fatigue) and increased operating expenses (fuel and damage to catch).  The safety issues raised in the podcast are unacceptable as is the conflict of State regulations that seem to (1) contravene State fisheries legislation and (2) national vessel safety legislation.

The situation created by poorly thought through legislation could endanger commercial fishers and crew and generate so much extra expenses that the longevity of our businesses are at stake.

Fisheries Regulations: Commercial fishers share their views

Fisheries Regulations: Commercial fishers share their views

April 29, 2021

On behalf of the Association, I would like to thank to Neil Green (QSIA member and past President) and David Perkins (QSIA member and former Board member) for their time today.

The potential introduction of legislation that will significantly change how we operate should not surprise anyone.  Neil and David share their views on what can only be described as shambolic policy making.

Red Tape Impacts

White Spot update with Chris Thompson

White Spot update with Chris Thompson

April 22, 2021

Thanks to Chris Thompson for an update on the White Spot class action that will be going ahead.

The Class Action is being fully funded by Omni Bridgeway.  Clyde & Co Lawyers are the lead law firm running the case against the Commonwealth Government.

Law Essentials are assisting Omni Bridgeway and Clyde & Co with Book Building and evidence gathering.  Signing up is the first step for anyone impacted by the introduction of WSD into the country - The prawn white spot litigation funding scheme

If you have any questions you can contact Chris at email chris@lawessentials.net.au or mobile 0409 517 587. 

Recording conversations and the QBFP

Recording conversations and the QBFP

March 27, 2021

This podcast is the final discussion regarding the interpretation of fisheries regulations, and defining harassment.  In this podcast, Chris Thompson of Law Essentials discusses the recording of interactions with Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) officers.  This is the third and final discussion with Chris focused on commercial fisher interactions with the QBFP.

If you have any questions regarding the topics discussed in this podcast, Chris' email is chris@lawessentials.net.au or mobile 0409 517 587.  Also, if you would like to know about Law Essentials you can find out more here: Law Essentials

Discussing harassment and Queensland commercial fisheries with Chris Thompson

Discussing harassment and Queensland commercial fisheries with Chris Thompson

March 26, 2021

Today's podcast guest is Chris Thompson, Lawyer / Director at Law Essentials.  This is the second discussion with Chris focused on a sense amongst some commercial fishers of being harassed by Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol officers.

If you would like to contact Chris regarding the topics discussed in this podcast, his email at is chris@lawessentials.net.au or mobile 0409 517 587.

If you would like to know about Law Essentials you can find out more here: Law Essentials

Interpreting Fisheries Legislation with Chris Thompson

Interpreting Fisheries Legislation with Chris Thompson

March 25, 2021

Today's podcast guest is Chris Thompson, Lawyer / Director at Law Essentials.  The discussion focused on the interpretation of fisheries legislation by Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol.

If you would like to contact Chris regarding the topics discussed in this podcast, his email at is chris@lawessentials.net.au or mobile 0409 517 587.

If you would like to know about Law Essentials you can find out more here: Law Essentials

 

Gold Coast Fishermen’s Cooperative

Gold Coast Fishermen’s Cooperative

October 17, 2020

A quick chat with Wayne McManus, current Chair of the Coop and Richard Hamilton the previous Chair regarding the reform process.

Industry Views: Shane Snow, Part 3

Industry Views: Shane Snow, Part 3

September 23, 2020

Shane Snow provides a much more detailed discussion regarding quota management and the lie surrounding its benefits for industry.  Again, well worth a listen.

Response to the Guardian Australia: Part 3 of 3

Response to the Guardian Australia: Part 3 of 3

September 7, 2020

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.

Response to the Guardian Australia: Part 2 of 3

Response to the Guardian Australia: Part 2 of 3

September 6, 2020

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 article 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

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