In November 2016 an inquiry was announced into commercial fishing in NSW. On 23 February 2017, the report from that inquiry was tabled in Parliament. The report can be accessed via the link below.
The NSW Government welcomed the Report from the General Purpose Standing Committee No.5’s (PDF, 313.13 KB) inquiry into commercial fishing in NSW. We support all recommendations in principle and are working to quickly implement them.
The NSW Government engaged an independent consultant, Neil MacDonald, to advise of issues that should be considered regarding the implementation of the Business Adjustment Program.
After consultation with commercial fishers and industry stakeholders, including the Professional Fisherman’s Association, a range of issues were identified and additional measures developed to address key industry concerns raised, including the provision of greater certainty for those fishers undergoing the Independent Allocation Panel Process. More information can be found in the full response below.
Previous consultation options and working group papers are available for reference.
A report containing the summary of the submissions received during the April-May 2014 consultation period is also available, for each of the fisheries subject to the NSW commercial fisheries reform program.