The industry in which the blue crab fishery is based has been hit hard by climate change and global warming.
It has suffered from a shortage of staff, and a lack of adequate education, and now there is a growing movement of local fishers to help with the rebuilding.
They say it’s vital that we recruit local talent and give them the skills they need to survive in the climate-changed world.
The blue crab industry is in trouble with the federal government.
And now the government is looking to hire more local talent, after it said last month that it will hire more than 20,000 people in the coming three years.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) said it will take up to 20,900 people from across Australia to work in its fisheries in 2018, with those recruited being part-time or full-time, with the vast majority of those hires coming from regional areas.
It also said it would be increasing the number of positions to support those workers.
The number of people working in fisheries in the next three years will be around 13,600, it said.
The department said it has the skills and experience to support the recruitment of skilled local workers.
“We are confident in our ability to hire and retain these skilled workers and support our future expansion and the sustainability of our fishery, which is critically important for the sustainability and resilience of the blue and green crab fisheries in Queensland,” DFO general manager of recruitment, Mark Williams, said.
“DFO’s recruitment program has been successful in the past, but we know there are still some issues in this area.”
He said the recruitment process was flexible and flexible but not rigid, and he hopes to increase the number and number of places available in the future.
Mr Williams said the department had also increased the number, and was confident in the quality of the recruits it was bringing in.
But he said the focus of the recruitment program was not to fill vacancies in particular industries, but to provide the skills needed to support local fishermen and support businesses that depend on the fishery.
Mr Taylor said the industry needed to be strengthened in order to cope with climate change.
“The blue and grey crab fishers are in trouble, they are at the mercy of climate change,” he said.
He said they needed to diversify their workforce.
“That is what is going to bring the blue crabs back to the top of the food chain.
They are going to be able to feed the world again, and they will need a much wider range of fish.”
Mr Taylor also wants to diversified the blue-fishing industry.
“If we diversify the industry we can have a much bigger variety of fish,” he told the ABC.
“And the more diversified it is the better.”