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What does a Fisheries Business Growth Package look like?

The Fisheries Business Growth Package is flexible and will be tailored to meet the needs of successful applicants. To be successful, an Applicant will need to meet all eligibility criteria, demonstrate that their business idea is (or has the potential to be) commercially-viable and provides value-add to the fishing industry in the Torres Strait Region. They will also need to demonstrate that they have the necessary skills to run the business.

The assessment of commercial viability may include recommendations for business support. You will receive written notification from the TSRA about whether or not your application is successful and feedback can be provided upon request.

Before submitting an application you should read the Fishing Business Growth Package guidelines and the Fishing Business Growth Package FAQ as these will provide you with further information to assist you.

Your application should be submitted either:

  1. Emailing the application form to, or
  2. By printing the application form, completing it, and providing two unbound copies of your Application to:

Economic Development Programme
Torres Strait Regional Authority
PO Box 261
Thursday Island QLD 4875



All enquiries relating to the application kit, or questions about the application process, should be emailed to

If you do not have ready access to email, or are having difficulties completing or submitting the online forms, you may telephone the Economic Development Program in the TSRA for assistance on (07) 4069 0700.

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