QSIA Podcasts
GSMP Zoning - Peter Stevens highlights industry impacts

GSMP Zoning - Peter Stevens highlights industry impacts

October 11, 2022

Welcome to the fourth installment of our discussions with impact commercial seafood businesses operators. Peter Stevens joined me to discuss the implications of the GSMP Zoning on his business. He has previously shared his knowledge of the Spanish Mackerel fishery and is one of many commercial fishers working in the GSMP that will be impacted by the draft zoning plan if implemented as drafted.

GSMP Zoning - Lincoln Kirchner highlights industry impacts

GSMP Zoning - Lincoln Kirchner highlights industry impacts

October 9, 2022

Welcome to the third installment of the impacts of the GSMP Zoning Plan Review and the consultation RIS.  Our guest, Lincoln Kirchner, expands on our podcasts by providing an onshore (post-harvest) perspective to the damage that will be inflicted top industry if the plan is implemented in its current form.

GSMP Zoning - Margaret Stevenson highlights industry impacts

GSMP Zoning - Margaret Stevenson highlights industry impacts

October 6, 2022

Our second, long form podcast, is a discussion on a range of issues relating to the GSMP Zoning Plan Review and the consultation RIS that was released last week.

I spoke with Margaret Stevenson and thanked for her time and valuable insights.

GSMP Zoning Plan Review RIS link: Consultation RIS

Podcast time stamp
00:00 – 05:12: Introduction
05:13 – 14:34: The environment and recreational fishing
14:35 – 17:47: GBRMP and GSMP
17:48 – 25:45: Historical issues and the GSMP
25:46 – 30:47: Message to the Minster for the Environment and industry impacts
30:48 – 31:38: Final comments

GSMP Zoning - Ethan Hughes highlights industry impacts

GSMP Zoning - Ethan Hughes highlights industry impacts

October 4, 2022

I spoke with Ethan Hughes, a commercial fishers in the Fraser Coast region to discuss the impacts for him and his family of proposed marine park zoning changes in the Great Sandy Marine Park.

Jayne Gallagher of Honey & Fox discusses the roll out of digital technology workshops

Jayne Gallagher of Honey & Fox discusses the roll out of digital technology workshops

August 19, 2022

Jayne Gallagher is the company founder and CEO at Honey & Fox. I spoke with Jayne this morning regarding the potential benefits of digital technology and small businesses in our industry.

 

Facebook post: Thursday 17 August 2022

Science and the Queensland Spanish Mackerel fishery

Science and the Queensland Spanish Mackerel fishery

July 15, 2022

According to Fishnet Public (a Queensland Department of Agriculture site) and 2 weeks into the Spanish Mackerel (SM) season, over 7.9 tonnes of SM have been harvested by commercial fishers. Over a tonne was unloaded in north Queensland to a seafood retailer. Not bad for a fishery about to be decimated by a government that should not be trusting the science it has been given. It is disgraceful science that is driving even more questionable fisheries mismanagement.

Today's podcast features a discussion with Geoff McPherson (marine fisheries acoustic consultant and Adjunct Principal Research Fellow at James Cook University) and Richard Gilmore (SM commercial fisher and commercial fishing representative on the State Government SM working group).

Panel Discussion with Commercial Fishers  - Queensland Spanish Mackerel fishery

Panel Discussion with Commercial Fishers - Queensland Spanish Mackerel fishery

July 1, 2022

Welcome back to a follow-up podcast regarding the Spanish Mackerel fishery.  A follow-up podcast will be recorded after the next Spanish Mackerel working group meeting.

 

I would like to thank Richard Gilmore and Peter Stevens for helping me produce the podcast.

 

Queensland Country Hour - 28 March 2022

 

PUBLIC BRIEFING—FISHERIES LEGISLATION AMENDMENT DECLARATION (NO. 2) 2021 TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS

Vessel Tracking: A conversation with Michelle Jensen, Mark Cook and Eric Perez

Vessel Tracking: A conversation with Michelle Jensen, Mark Cook and Eric Perez

June 1, 2022

Thanks for joining us in the ongoing, industry conversation regarding vessel tracking and its implementation.

This podcast is a conversation amongst commercial fishing members of the vessel tracking working group - Michelle Jensen (commercial fisher), Mark Cook (commercial fisher and representative for the Fishermens Portal Inc) and myself (QSIA representative).

Background documents

1) Fisheries Queensland correspondence to vessel tracking working group members.

2) Response to requests - the following paragraph is sourced from page 3 of the Attachment 1 - Responses to requests (updated 17.5.2022):

Fisheries Queensland has not been able to significantly demonstrate that the Spot Trace and Rockfleet units are not fit for purpose, as indicated by some industry members. Whilst Fisheries Queensland acknowledged the unit reliability concerns raised by industry members in the working group, Fisheries Queensland has also heard positives about the units from other industry members.

Trawl Fishery - Kev Solway and Mark Smythe - Episode 2

Trawl Fishery - Kev Solway and Mark Smythe - Episode 2

May 26, 2022

Welcome to the second podcast discussing trawl fishery issues.  I spoke with Kev Solway, President of the Tweed Heads Coolangatta Professional Fishermens Association and Vice President, Mark Smythe.

Trawl Fishery - Steve Taylor - Episode 1

Trawl Fishery - Steve Taylor - Episode 1

May 24, 2022
This podcast is the first in an new series discussing the impacts of the Queensland fisheries reform process and our trawl fishery.
 
My guest today is Steve Taylor and he shares his perspectives on the trawl fishery reforms.
 
More podcasts on the way as we will cover a broad range of views.
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