Casting a line for feedback in Currumbin

23 Aug 2013 10:49 AMJann Stuckey

Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey says selected Gold Coast households will soon be asked to provide information about recreational fishing.

“The survey which began on Monday 19 August will seek details on recreational fishing, and the Gold Coast is one of 15 regions across Queensland being asked for their feedback.

“The telephone-diary survey will collect information regularly from fishers over the next 12 months.  This new survey will allow more regionally focused information to be collected on where and how people fish, what they catch and how much, and the type of fishing experience they want.

“Information collected through these recreational fishing surveys demonstrate that Queensland’s important fisheries resources are being managed according to world best practice,” said Ms Stuckey.

“Recreational fishing is a popular recreational activity for many local residents and provides numerous economic benefits for local businesses.

“The results from the survey will be comparable to previous surveys and will deliver the most reliable and current information to date about recreational fishing in Queensland.

“This will help improve sustainability measures and safeguard Queensland’s marine resources, and allow us to make robust assessments of our fisheries for now and the future,” Ms Stuckey said.

[ENDS] 23 August 2013