CONCERNED: Glenmore Seafood owner Mark Bush stocks 100% local fish, like this blue salmon which was caught at the mouth of the Fitzroy River.
CONCERNED: Glenmore Seafood owner Mark Bush stocks 100% local fish, like this blue salmon which was caught at the mouth of the Fitzroy River. Rachael Conaghan

Net-free zones hit the water today

NEW netting laws affecting commercial fishermen operating in the Fitzroy River and Keppel Bay areas come into effect from midday today.

Agriculture and Fisheries Minister and Rockhampton MP Bill Byrne said three net-free areas would bring significant benefits to the state's local economies.

Our region is one of three across the state where the new net-free areas will operate.

"There is enormous public support for the introduction of the zones, with more than 90% of submissions received during the consultation process in favour of introducing net-free zones," he said.

Mr Byrne said a $10 million adjustment package for commercial fishers affected by the net-free zones had been established to buyback licences from fishers who wanted to transition out of the industry.

The minister said eligible fishers need to accept the offer by December 2.



GALLERY: Cap Coast residents gather for Anzac Day services

GALLERY: Cap Coast residents gather for Anzac Day services

Check out the gallery of photographs taken at those services

Contractor failing to clean up after job raises CQ man's ire

Contractor failing to clean up after job raises CQ man's ire

The man was disgusted having to clean up after they left the site.

GALLERY: Anzac Day services and march in Rockhampton

GALLERY: Anzac Day services and march in Rockhampton

Check out the gallery of services from today here

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