Commercial fishing

Threshold notice for the southern inshore trawl region

In the southern inshore trawl region, 70% of maximum effort units for the current fishing season (1 November 2022 to 31 October 2023) have been used.

From 3 August 2023, T1 licence holders must not use, or allow another person to use, the primary boat identified in a T1 licence in the southern inshore trawl region for more than 24 days in each whole month. The first whole month starts on 3 August 2023 and will end on 2 September 2023. The 24 days per month restriction will remain in place until 31 October 2023.

Please note: The annual closure for the southern inshore trawl region will still be in effect from midday 20 September to midday 1 November.

This notice was issued in accordance with s86BA of the Fisheries Declaration 2019.

Commercial fishing makes a significant contribution to regional jobs and the state economy. Fisheries Queensland supports sustainable commercial fishing in Queensland.