Commercial fishing


New commercial fishing rules and reporting requirements apply from 1 September 2021.

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

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