Commercial fishing rules

Queensland’s commercial fishing regulations support a sustainable fishing future for commercial operators.

New commercial fishing rules – 1 July 2022

From 1 July 2022, the coral fishery will be managed under a new enforcement framework:

New commercial fishing rules – 1 September 2021

From 1 September 2021, there are new rules for Queensland commercial fisheries:

There will be a mixture of new, revised and existing catch limits commencing with the new harvest strategies:

A number of minor amendments have also been made to legislation to clarify fishing rules and provide consistency across fisheries legislation:

New reporting requirements– 1 September 2021

New reporting requirements also come into effect from 1 September 2021:

Factsheets relating to reporting with the Automated Interactive Voice Response (AIVR) system:

Fishery-specific reporting flowcharts:

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