Draft Cairns Recreational Fishing Strategy 2018-2022

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  • Description: Have your say on the draft framework for the sustainable development of recreational fishing in the Cairns region.
  • Status: Closed
  • Consultation period: 12:00pm 25/06/2018 to 11:59pm 08/07/2018

The Queensland Government’s introduction of a commercial Net Free Zone in Cairns on 1 November 2015 has provided the impetus for Cairns Regional Council to work with representatives of the recreational fishing sector and other key stakeholders to develop the Draft Cairns Recreational Fishing Strategy 2018-2022.

The draft Strategy sets a framework for the sustainable development of recreational fishing in the Cairns region. It provides for increased opportunities, infrastructure and services for recreational fishers in the local community as well as supporting the continued promotion and growth of Cairns as a destination for domestic and international visitors seeking recreational fishing experiences.  It also places significant emphasis on the sustainability of fishery resources, natural asset management and community stewardship to ensure recreational fishers are able to enjoy dynamic and improving fishing experiences for generations to come.

Five core strategic themes have been developed to support the vision:

  1. Ecology and natural environment
  2. Fisheries development
  3. Enhancing marine infrastructure and access
  4. Marketing and promotion
  5. Business and event development

Specific objectives have been developed within each of these strategic themes, and the roles, responsibilities and contribution of key stakeholders are clearly defined within the Strategy.  Collaboration between stakeholders will be critical to the successful implementation of this strategy.

Have your say

Interested community members can provide feedback on the Draft Cairns Recreational Fishing Strategy from 25 June to 8 July 2018.

Submit your feedback to Cairns Regional Council
Feedback Form
Last updated: 09 July 2018