Fisheries

COVID-19 update: We are still open for business; however, to manage the risk associated with COVID19, all of our offices are closed  to the public until further notice – for all enquiries, call 13 25 23 or email info@daf.qld.gov.au. Dedicated customer phone services, including the Fishwatch hotline (1800 017 116), the National Emergency Animal Disease Hotline (1800 675 888) and the National Exotic Plant Pest Hotline (1800 084 881) are available as normal.

Many of our field staff are continuing their work in the community, with staff well informed to follow appropriate health guidelines. At the moment, we are avoiding activities in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to reduce the risks to these more vulnerable Queenslanders. There has been minimal disruption to services, but there may be some delays – we have plans in place to ensure we can continue delivering essential services and support to Queenslanders. For the latest advice visit  covid19.qld.gov.au or australia.gov.au.

COVID-19: Seqwater and Sunwater lakes closed to fishing

Recreation areas at Seqwater and Sunwater managed lakes and parks are closed until further notice. This includes all land-based and water-based recreation, including fishing.

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 2020 calendar year.

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