Fisheries

Alerts

The Automated Interactive Voice Response (AIVR) phone system has been upgraded. Commercial fishers must now call the following numbers to report notices:

  • All east coast fisheries and the Gulf of Carpentaria mud crab fishery – call (07) 3031 8225
  • Gulf of Carpentaria black jewfish fishery – call (07) 3031 8235
  • Gulf of Carpentaria shark fishery – call (07) 3031 8215
  • Vessel tracking (manual reporting and checking unit polling status) – call (07) 3031 8283

East coast black jewfish fishery CLOSED

The annual catch limit for the east coast has been reached. Black jewfish is a no-take species on the east coast for all fishers for the rest of the 2022 calendar year.

Southern inshore trawl region CLOSED

The effort cap for the southern inshore trawl region has been reached. This region will close to fishing from midday 3 September 2022 – it will reopen on 1 November 2022. Fishers can continue to steam through the region at a speed of 5 knots or greater.

Management changes for east coast Spanish mackerel

New east coast Spanish mackerel fishery management arrangements are in place from October 2022.

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