The draft NSW Trawl Whiting Harvest Strategy (Harvest Strategy) has been released for public consultation and submissions are now invited.
The NSW Trawl Whiting Harvest Strategy Working Group will review all submissions and revise the Harvest Strategy. The final Harvest Strategy will be submitted to CommFish NSW before being provided to the Minister for formal adoption.
The draft Harvest Strategy is now available on the DPI Fisheries website and submissions are open until 31 October 2021.
Submissions can be made electronically using the online form https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/draft-trawl-whiting-harvest-strategy
The Ministerial Fisheries Advisory Council (MFAC) was established to provide cross-sectoral advice on strategic policy issues to the Minister for Primary Industries. It includes representatives from the commercial, recreational, indigenous, aquaculture and conservation sectors and has an independent chair.
The Commercial Fishing NSW Advisory Council (CommFish NSW) was established to be the key advisory body providing ongoing expert advice to Government on matters relevant to the sector.
Working groups will be established as required to provide expert advice on specific issues.
Notices calling for expressions of interest for advisory councils and working groups are published on this website.
The NSW Government supports the establishment of a peak industry body to represent the interests of commercial fishers in NSW, and potentially deliver consultation services on behalf of the NSW Government.
Commercial fishing industry advice and comments are often sought to inform fisheries management arrangements. Notices calling for industry comment are posted here.