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Recreational fishing

Winter 2017

In this issue: Implementing the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy, improved protection for hammerhead sharks, scallop fishery to benefit from investment in research and monitoring, net free zones boost recreational fishing, Charter Fishing Action Plan 2017-2020, Queenslanders hooked on freshwater fishing, new vessel dedicated to the memory of late Fisheries Queensland Director, job applicants inundate Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol.

Autumn 2017

In this issue: Feedback on fisheries reform Green Paper, extended fishing area for commercial beam trawl operators, white spot movement restrictions, boat ramp surveys providing important data, coral reef fin fish quota announced, changes to turtle excluder devices, Sam Thaiday supports Queensland seafood, new logbook compliance process, QBFP's rare encounter on the reef, we've moved, updated waterway maps vital for fish passage, Brisbane crabber fined for illegal catch, interesting insights into Snapper genetics.

Summer 2016

In this issue: New restrictions on Logan River to contain prawn disease, updated Green Paper on Fisheries Management Reform, licence buybacks finalised, Spanner crab closed season underway, fisheries legislation updates, surveys of recreational fishers, Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol's 10 day outback odyssey, the new edition of the Queensland Recreational Boating and Fishing Guide is now available, Barramundi closed season underway and Improvements to the QFish website.

Winter 2016

In this issue: New round of licence buybacks in net-free zones, Have your say on fisheries management reform, New regulations for trawl sleds, US delegation rates turtle excluder devices, Commercial fishers 'on board' with monitoring, New research into trawl fishery discards, and QBFP commemorates 50th anniversary.

Autumn 2016

In this issue: Easter holiday rule reminder, go online to get your freshwater fishing permit, avoid saltmarsh damage driving in the Cape, update on fisheries reform, crabber fined $10,000 and loses boat, keen Angler Program continues to grow, new video on crab rules, monitoring the net-free zones and from sea to science lab.

Summer 2015

In this issue: Queenslanders are keen anglers, brush up on fishing rules these holidays, "catch and release" video, get a Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP), net-free fishing zones established, closed seasons for tidal species, 2015 stock status assessment update, six know speed limit in the Noosa River, monitoring program update, spearfishing rules and know your marina etiquette.

Spring 2015

In this issue: Net-free fishing zones announced, school holiday fishing rule reminder, knowing how to measure your catch, don't get in a tangle with fishing line rules, key species that are in season, and closed seasons for freshwater and tidal species.

Winter 2015

In this issue: Consultations closing – have your say on net-free fishing zones and fisheries management in Queensland, revolutionary fish ageing research, prawn farming research improving productivity and waste management, reducing wildlife entanglements in fishing gear, and monitoring program  update.

Autumn 2015

In this issue: Holiday fishing rule reminder, buying SIPs online, choosing the best times to go fishing, responsible crabbing, interstate collaboration to improve mackerel ageing practices, tagged barra provide further insight in our monitoring program, and MART training underway in preparation for  whale season.

Summer 2014

In this issue: Queensland families hooked on fishing, holiday tips, including rules reminders, buying Queensland seafood, SIPS permit as a gift idea, freshwater fishing public consultation  open, and Beacon to Beacon guides.

Winter 2014

In this issue: Coral reef fin fish closure dates, Fisheries Management Review, fisheries regulation changes, new and improved saltmarsh guide, monitoring program update, latest fishing statistics, and self-assessable codes for fisheries development.

December 2013

In this issue: Holiday tips, including rules reminders, SIPS permit as a gift idea, native fish as pets, interstate rule differences, swimmer shark safety tips, buying Queensland seafood, and Keen Angler volunteers.

September 2013

In this issue: Tailor and snapper monitoring program updates, restaurant fined $17,000 for selling illegal crabs, reporting lost and found fishing gear, illegal sales of pest fish online, responsible crabbing and freshwater fishing rules.

June 2013

In this issue: Videos on safe handling of SOCI animals, Southern Trawl Fishery area effort trigger alert, aquaculture production trends, East Coast net buyback, Bundaberg trial of fishing areas, flood recovery appointment, VMS forms online, Eastern king prawn monitoring, and quota usage update.

February 2013

In this issue: Disaster recovery information for recreational fishers, top fishing tips, fish identification reminder, barramundi and tropical rock lobster open season, crabbing rules reminder and much more.

November 2012

In this issue: Results of the Statewide Recreational Fishing Survey, updates on the Keen Angler Program, SIPS funding allocations, female mud crab prosecution, species identification tips, barramundi closure reminder, and spearfishing rules reminder.

September 2012

In this issue: Survey on bait usage, tailor monitoring surveys update, fish identification reminder, SIPS dams update and much more.

August 2012

In this issue: Gladstone fish healing, new freshwater fish database, marine habitat activity booklet for kids, mudcrab rules reminder, new boating and fishing guide, and new dolphin pingers for shark nets.

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Commercial fishing and aquaculture

Winter 2017

In this issue: Implementing the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy, improved protection for hammerhead sharks, scallop fishery to benefit from investment in research and monitoring, net free zones boost recreational fishing, Charter Fishing Action Plan 2017-2020, Queenslanders hooked on freshwater fishing, new vessel dedicated to the memory of late Fisheries Queensland Director, job applicants inundate Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol.

Autumn 2017

In this issue: Feedback on fisheries reform Green Paper, extended fishing area for commercial beam trawl operators, white spot movement restrictions, boat ramp surveys providing important data, coral reef fin fish quota announced, changes to turtle excluder devices, Sam Thaiday supports Queensland seafood, new logbook compliance process, QBFP's rare encounter on the reef, we've moved, updated waterway maps vital for fish passage, Brisbane crabber fined for illegal catch, interesting insights into Snapper genetics.

Summer 2016

In this issue: New restrictions on Logan River to contain prawn disease, scallop fishing closures, updated Green Paper on Fisheries Management Reform, changes to Queensland's fisheries legislation for commercial fishers, the second round of voluntary commercial fishing licence buybacks and improvements to the QFish website.

Autumn 2016

In this issue: Fisheries export approvals up for review, first round of buyback scheme completed, update on East Coast Inshore Fin Fishery, monitoring king threadfin, monitoring our spanner crabs, spanner crab fishery quotas, release of aquaculture policy, commercial fishers on shore for mullet season, subscribe now to ‘MyPost Digital Mailbox’.

Summer 2015

In this issue: Annualstock status results released, eastern king prawn monitoring surveys, spottedmackerel data assists with stock status assessments, aquaculture productionsummary, electronic logbooks now available for trawl fishers, quota usagepercentages for December, quota setting for coral trout, export approvals formud crab and blue swimmer crab fisheries, subscribe now to 'My DigitalMailbox', enhanced QFish and managing compliance.

Winter 2015

In this issue: Fisheries management review consultation, proposed net-free fishing zones, fisheries export approvals up for review, quota usage percentages, Queensland fisheries summary, electronic logbooks now available for trawl fishers, responding to the risks of biosecurity, changes to licensing  arrangements for Torres Strait fisheries, spanner crab survey, mackerel ageing, barramundi monitoring.

Autumn 2015

In this issue: Plans to create net-free zones, eLogs for trawl fishers, quick guide for stout whiting, TED/BRD, QBFP industry meetings, mackerel ageing, barramundi monitoring program, MART training.

Summer 2014

In this issue: Summary of stock status assessments, summary of Queensland's commercial fisheries, mud crab and blue swimmer crab licensing amendments, stout whiting catch quota's become transferable, new trawl fishing TED/BRD rules to protect sea snakes, interacting with protected species, and new  conditions for wildlife trade operations for the Gulf.

Winter 2014

In this issue: Fisheries Management Review, reducing red tape, coral reef fin fish closure dates, maintaining fishery export approvals, monitoring program update, quota usage to date, World Aquaculture Conferenece, and self-assessable codes for fisheries development.

December 2013

In this issue: Trawl WTO extension, spanner crab permit review, monitoring from SEQ to Gulf, swimmer shark safety tips, buy Queensland seafood these holidays, latest net buyback results, manta rays protection, black market conviction, aquaculture regulation review and quota update.

October 2013

In this issue: Trawl structural adjustment, latest fisheries research, Northern Fisheries Centre secures investor, monitoring programs, stock status report and much more.

June 2013

In this issue: Pest fish research, protecting seabirds from fishing lines, getting the most from your crab, how you can get involved in fisheries monitoring and much more

February 2013

In this issue: Meet the new manager for Fisheries Queensland, opportunity to invest in aquaculture, results following the grey mackerel program, new SMS alert system, TED measurement and inspection guide and much more.

November 2012

In this issue: Costly Jenny catch, East Coast net fishers invited to sell licences, Grey mackerel program update, Aquaculture production survey 2010-2011, Queensland commercial fishing entitlements overview 2004-2012, Commercially managed fisheries - quota usage to date and much more.

September 2012

In this issue: How you can help species of conservation interest, commercial fisheries quota usage to date, investment warnings for East Coast Inshore Fin Fish Fishery, Gladstone fish healing, Queensland Fisheries Research Advisory Board update, Reef Guardian update and much more.

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Last updated 22 September 2017