Fishing for the Future

fishing for the future

FISHING for the Future is an opportunity for local recreational and commercial fishers to discuss actions that can be taken to support healthy fish stocks providing great fishing opportunities throughout the Douglas Shire.

Fishing for the Future in Douglas Shire workshop continues from discussions that were held at the previous workshop held in February 2021.

Marine Biologist Phil Laycock is hosting Part 2 – Fishing for the Future in Douglas Shire community workshop at the Port Douglas Community Hall.

The workshop is seeking further community input into the development of a Recreational Fishing Strategy for the Douglas Shire.

It is expected to discuss community’s vision of establishing an action based pathway to support future sustainable fishing in the Shire.

The workshop is an initiative in the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to promote sustainable fishing practices.

The initiative is a project driven by the Douglas Local Marine Advisory Committee (LMAC) and Douglas Shire Council.

When : Tuesday April 20

Time : 5:30PM-7PM
Where: Port Douglas Community Hall


About the Reef Trust

The Reef Trust is the Australian Government’s flagship investment program to support the delivery of the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan (Reef 2050 Plan) – the Australian and Queensland Government’s long-term framework for protecting and managing the Great Barrier Reef.

The Reef Trust provides cost effective and strategic investment to address key threats to the Great Barrier Reef and conserve the outstanding universal value of this World Heritage-listed icon. The Reef Trust has a strong focus on adaptive management, to ensure it effectively contributes to the long-term sustainable management of the Great Barrier Reef.

The Australian Government has committed more than $700 million to the Reef Trust to provide innovative, targeted investment in improving water quality, restoring coastal ecosystem health, controlling crown-of-thorns starfish and protecting threatened and migratory species in the Great Barrier Reef region.

The Reef Trust is delivered by the Australian Government. Governance and administrative arrangements ensure all funds are effectively managed and directed towards priority on-ground actions. These arrangements leverage and complement the broader governance structure and processes for the Reef 2050 Plan and the Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan 2017-2022, which is aligned and nested under it.


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