Qld eCatch app
The Qld eCatch app has been developed for commercial fishers to simplify reporting and logbook requirements, and provide more accurate and timely data on catch and effort.
Qld eCatch allows you to report and submit notices and catch on the spot. It also makes it easier to access your records – including licensing information, reporting, quota balances and vessel tracking unit information.
At this stage the app is only for use in the following fisheries:
- east coast net
- east coast line (except filleting and L8 multiple hook operations)
- tropical rock lobster
PLEASE NOTE: Fishing operations that tranship their fish can’t use the app.
- Submit pre-trip and quota and reporting notices (including prior or emergency notices, amending notices, weight notices and retained fish notices)
- Record catch and effort, and submit your logbooks
- Record interactions with threatened, endangered and protected animals
- Create and send catch disposal records
- Check the status of vessel tracking devices, and manually report the primary vessel location in the event of a unit failure
- View authorities and quota balances
- Save your preferences (e.g. GPS coordinates format and regular disposal methods)
- Receive Fisheries Queensland notifications (including reminders about upcoming fishery closures and alerts about competitive fishery closures)
- Hints and tips (PDF, 1.7MB)
- Logbook instructions (PDF, 279.2KB)
- Catch disposal record instructions (PDF, 241.3KB)
Have your say
We worked with commercial fishers throughout the development process to make sure the app is easy to use.
However, every fishery and every operation is different. We want to make sure Qld eCatch works for your business –please provide feedback so we can fine-tune the functionality.