Comments from Tony Perrett, MP for Gympie,

Shadow Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Forestry I am sorry to hear about the tragic loss of the fisherman.

My prayers are with the fisherman, his family, and loved ones.

My thoughts also go out to the owners of the vessel, and others in the industry who will all feel shocked by this tragic event.

As the Member who represents Tin Can Bay, I know that the Tin Can Bay fishing industry is a close-knit community.

The situation is still evolving, and we do not know the full circumstances of what happened.

It is far too early to speculate.