A CENTRAL Queensland fisheries forum will be held in Gladstone at Central Queensland University on July 22.
It's an annual event that brings fishing and community interests together to discuss current fisheries issues in the area.
Minister Bill Byrne will open the forum; providing an update on the government's net-free areas proposal and the MRAG report on the fishing industry.
Presentations will include an update on a range of issues including the Crystal bowl predictions for Barramundi and Threadfin in the Fitzroy River and Gladstone area, fish health issues in Gladstone area and Barramundi and Bream recruitment.
Forum organiser Bill Sawynok, manager of Infofish Australia said: "This year's forum will be of particular interest given the range of topics that will be covered".
The forum - supported by QGC with a contribution towards the cost of putting it on and also supported by the Gladstone Sportfishing Club - is at the Leo Zussino building from 9am-5pm.