Discussion with Leigh Slade, Managing Director at Slade Fisheries regarding the Queensland Scallop fishery.
You can access the video here: Leigh Slade
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.
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.
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.
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).
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:
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.
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:
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.