QSIA Podcasts
So-called fisheries reform from a trawl fishery perspective: A discussion with Elaine Lewthwaite

So-called fisheries reform from a trawl fishery perspective: A discussion with Elaine Lewthwaite

June 20, 2021
Elaine Lewthwaite, a partner in a Queensland Trawl business provides some valuable insights into how the soc-called reform process has missed the mark. Human resources being a key lost opportunity.
 
Her observation that industry has been marginalized at the cost of the people that work to provide seafood to Queenslanders, Australians and international visitors. Communication and trust are lacking and a significant rebuilding of relationships need to occur – fear and anxiety are no way to manage commercial fisheries.
Impacts of Fisheries Mismanagement and the Qld Scallop Fishery

Impacts of Fisheries Mismanagement and the Qld Scallop Fishery

June 18, 2021

Discussion with Leigh Slade, Managing Director at Slade Fisheries regarding the Queensland Scallop fishery.

You can access the video here: Leigh Slade

Trawl fishery working group: Communique 27-28 April 2021

Trawl fishery working group: Southern Inshore Trawl Harvest Strategy Workshop 27-28 May 2021

Episode #02: QSIA - AMSA Podcast - Certificate of Operation

Episode #02: QSIA - AMSA Podcast - Certificate of Operation

June 16, 2021

Now is the time to renew your AMSA Certificates of Operation

In the next few months, most 5-year certificates of operation for Queensland fishing vessels will be due for renewal.  To renew your Certificate of Operation:

  • If you have more than one vessel and separate certificates for each vessel – consider consolidating all your vessels onto a single certificate of operation when you make your renewal. This will save you money as the single 5-year certificate will cost $200 for all your boats, rather than $200 for each boat on separate certificates.  Where possible, please provide a copy of all the current certificates with your application.
  • If you would like to renew your certificate, can provide a copy of the current certificate and do not want to make any changes, you can apply using the following: AMSA Form 553
  • If you would like to renew your certificate, are unable to provide a copy of the current certificate,  please apply using AMSA Form 504 and select the new a certificate option.

If you want to make changes or consolidate all your vessels into a single certificate you will need to select the option to ‘make a change’ or ‘apply for a new certificate’ on the AMSA form 504.

If you need any further help, call AMSA Connect on 1800 627 484, 8am-7pm weekdays.

Please ensure you renew your certificates on time or a Temporary Operations permission will be required to continue operating.

Thanks for joining us on the podcast and if you have any questions please send them to eo@qsia.com.au or Mick.Bishop@amsa.gov.au.

Impacts of mismanagement: A discussion with Stephen Parsons

Impacts of mismanagement: A discussion with Stephen Parsons

June 12, 2021

I spoke with Stephen Parsons of N.Q. Prawn Cutlets based in Cairns regarding the Spanish Mackerel fishery.  The implications for our supply chain as the result of mismanagement is clearly spelled out by Stephen.

Fisheries Reform: A discussion with Andrew Mirosch

Fisheries Reform: A discussion with Andrew Mirosch

June 10, 2021

Andrew Mirosch has been a chef for more than 30 years.  Andrew is also a food and beverage consultant and a Queensland based commercial fisher.  He is strong supporter of and advocate for this industry.

The conversation with Andrew helps link seafood experience with the important for commercial fishers to continue to harvest seafood for the Queenslanders and Australians.

Episode #01: QSIA - AMSA Podcast - Introduction

Episode #01: QSIA - AMSA Podcast - Introduction

June 8, 2021

Welcome to the first podcast of an ongoing series focused on information sharing regarding Queensland vessel safety issues.

The podcast is hosted by the Association and Mick Bishop – Liaison Officer, Queensland, from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

This is a new approach to information sharing so please send your questions to eo@qsia.com.au or Mick.Bishop@amsa.gov.au.

Issues with quota management

Issues with quota management

June 3, 2021

Today’s podcast is the second part of a discussion with Greg Radley, a Gulf of Carpentaria and east coast commercial fisher shares his views on the Queensland Spanish Mackerel fishery. There is no security or stability in quota management, as Greg noted, ‘quota has become a financial burden to fishermen’.

The Association has written extensively on this issue on QSIA News:

Ghost quota – 18 April 2021

Myths surrounding quota management – 17 March 2021

Issues with the Queensland Spanish Mackerel Fishery

Issues with the Queensland Spanish Mackerel Fishery

June 3, 2021

Today’s podcast features a discussion with Greg Radley, a Gulf of Carpentaria and east coast commercial fisher shares his views on the Queensland Spanish Mackerel fishery.

The East Coast Spanish Mackerel Working Group Communique provides details regarding the Spanish Mackerel fishery and the 2021 stock assessment stating the fishery has an estimated unfished biomass at 17 percent. Fisheries Queensland have indicated that the stock assessment is undertaking an independent scientific peer review process.

A fisheries reform update with Shane Snow, QSIA Vice President

A fisheries reform update with Shane Snow, QSIA Vice President

May 27, 2021

Welcome back to a podcast recorded with Shane Snow, QSIA Vice President.  A great follow-up to our podcast Neil Green (you can access the podcast here).  The podcast focused on the impact of the reforms and some disturbing, underlying issues.

 

For more information regarding the work of Dr Tanya King and her colleagues, you can access the FRDC paper and journal article in Fish and Fisheries:

Tanya King et al (2019)

Tanya King et al (2021)

Reef line fishery working group - Insights with Neil Green

Reef line fishery working group - Insights with Neil Green

May 21, 2021

Neil Green, former QSIA President and commercial fisher from north Queensland provides some insights regarding the Reef line fishery working group and a host of issues regarding the so-called fisheries reform process.

QSIA News: Reef Fishing (update)

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