Commercial fishing


Future fishing

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.