SCALLOP FISHERY —
ABROLHOS ISLANDS AND SHARK BAY
457. Hon PETER COLLIER to
the minister representing the Minister for Fisheries:
My question without notice is asked
on behalf of Hon Jim Chown, who is away on urgent parliamentary business.
I refer to the answer given to
question without notice 410, asked on 13 May 2020.
(1) Which representatives of the Abrolhos Islands and
midwest trawl–managed fishery has the Department of Primary
Industries and Regional Development been engaging with?
(2) On how many occasions has DPIRD
engaged with each entity?
(3) In what form did these
engagements take place?
(4) In what time
frame does the minister anticipate a decision to be made regarding the
voluntary fisheries adjustment scheme issue raised by the scallop industry?
ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
I thank the member for the question.
The following answer has been provided to me by the Minister for Fisheries.
(1)–(4) At the request of the Minister for Fisheries, the
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has been
engaging closely with licence holders and representatives of the Abrolhos
Islands midwest trawl scallop industry. This engagement includes written
correspondence, phone calls and videoconferences. The minister anticipates a decision
on this matter will be forthcoming in the near future.