A Line & Trap Harvest Strategy Working Group has been established for a three-year term to engage stakeholders in a collaborative process to develop harvest strategies for key species in the NSW inshore and offshore shelf line & trap fisheries across all harvest sectors, commencing with Yellowtail Kingfish and Snapper.
The Working Group is a sub-committee of the Commercial Fishing NSW Advisory Council (CommFish NSW) and Recreational Fishing NSW Advisory Council (RFNSW). The newly appointed Chairperson and members are all well qualified and bring decades of experience to the Working Group.
Independent members of the working group include:
Mr Cartwright has extensive international fisheries management experience, is a former Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Commissioner and currently chairs a range of Australian fisheries advisory committees.
Dr Smith has decades of experience in fisheries research and is a world leading expert in fish stock assessment science, harvest strategy development and multispecies fisheries management.
Ms Sen has significant experience in international natural resource and fisheries economics. She is a current AFMA Commissioner and has provided economic expertise to many Commonwealth, NSW and non-government initiatives.
Other members of the working group include:
For further information relating to the role of the Line & Trap Harvest Strategy Working Group please see: