- Scallop fishery closed. The Southern Inshore and Southern Offshore trawl regions are closed to taking scallops. The scallop effort cap in the Southern Inshore trawl region has been reached. Commercial fishers cannot take scallops in the Southern Inshore or Southern Offshore trawl regions from midday 4 April 2021, until after the winter spawning closure ends on 20 November 2021.
- The southern trawl regulated waters effort is restricted to 24 trawl fishing days per month for May, June, and July 2021. The trawl effort units used in the southern trawl regulated waters have reached the trigger.
- Visit coronavirus (COVID-19) support for agriculture and support for fisheries for the latest information. Read Queensland border restriction information for industry.
- 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 2021 calendar year.
Commercial fishing makes a significant contribution to regional jobs and the state economy. Fisheries Queensland supports sustainable commercial fishing in Queensland.
How commercial fisheries are managed and how to start a commercial fishing business
Fees and forms for commercial fishing licences, permits and quotas
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
Current warnings issued by Fisheries Queensland