Australia: Queensland introduces mandatory trackers for fishing vessels

The new Queensland Government’s Sustainable Fisheries Strategy (2017-2027) will require licensed fishing charter operators to have vessel tracking by 2020, with a priority to install units on net, line and crab commercial fishing vessels by the end of 2018. As a consequence of this measure, commercial fishing vessels in that Australian state will have to be fitted with GPS tracking devices in order to monitor the sustainability of fish stocks. More information is available here.

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