The Australian and Queensland governments have announced they will commit more than $160 million to phase-out gill-net fishing in the Great Barrier Reef by mid 2027 and transition to more sustainable fishing practices. More information.
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.
Commercial fishing makes a significant contribution to regional jobs and the state economy. Fisheries Queensland supports sustainable commercial fishing in Queensland.
Protecting the Great Barrier Reef and supporting sustainable fishing
Commercial fishing in Queensland
Getting started in commercial fishing—things to know
Licences and permits
Fees and forms for commercial fishing licences, permits and quotas or effort units
Commercial fishing rules
Commercial fishing rules and regulations
Reporting requirements for commercial fisheries
Net-free fishing zones
Location of net-free fishing zones in Queensland
Vessel tracking requirements for commercial fishing operators
How we’re managing Queensland’s fisheries so they’re sustainable in the long term
To achieve sustainable fisheries we need to limit how many fish are caught
Investment and increased fishing effort warnings
Current warnings issued by Fisheries Queensland
Commercial and charter fishing grants
To support projects and programs that encourage or promote behaviour change, industry modernisation, best practice and innovation
Qld eFisher app
Simplify your reporting and logbook requirements