This submission has been prepared by Sunfish Queensland on behalf of its membership and recreational fishers generally. This submission has strong support from many recreational fishers in Queensland. It should be noted that the membership of Sunfish includes all the main recreational fishing organizations, their associations and clubs as well as a network of regional branches and large fishing clubs.
The total of people who are registered and financial members of these organizations is approximately 45,000. However, many other non-aligned recreational fishers have provided their ideas to Sunfish on the Marine Reserves Network proposal.