Social Marketing @ Griffith researchers are casting a wide net for opinions to propel a collaborative project to rebuild low stocks of snapper and pearl perch in Queensland.

PhD candidate Carina Roemer is on a mission to rebuild Qld’s snapper and pearl perch stocks with input from the recreational fishing sector.

PhD candidate Carina Roemer is calling on all recreational fishers, charter boat operators and other stakeholders to take part in a short online survey that closes 14 June 2020.

“We encourage everyone in the recreational fishing sector to respond and make their voices heard. By working together, we can create greater value for everyone,” she said.

Griffith University is working with the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) to find solutions that will rebuild fish stocks which dropped below national recommended levels and minimise further changes to fishing rules.

Ms Roemer is an experienced collaborative researcher having worked with sugar cane growers and government departments to identify barriers to adopting sustainable, low impact fertiliser practices.

The Fishing for change project is supported by funding from the FRDC on behalf of the Australian Government and is being implemented by Currie, Social Marketing @ Griffith, Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, and the Centre for Marine Socioecology.

The five-minute online survey is available until Sunday, 14 June 2020.