Biological data collection - commercial catch
Monitoring our commercial fish species
This commercial catch of barramundi provides vital information for the species monitoring program.
Fisheries Queensland collects biological information from established fisheries for a range of priority species. Most of these fisheries have significant commercial sectors, so it is important to collect information from commercial catches to obtain a clear picture of the whole fishery for each species. In general, these monitoring programs aim to collect representative length, sex and age information.
Fish species currently monitored with assistance from the commercial fishing sector:
- barramundi - Gulf of Carpentaria
- barramundi - north east coast
- dusky flathead
- king threadfin
- pearl perch
- sea mullet
- sand whiting
- Spanish mackerel
- Spanish mackerel - Gulf of Carpentaria
- spotted mackerel
- tailor - Fraser Island
- yellowfin bream
How is the information used?
The biological information collected from commercial fisheries is combined with similar information from recreational fisheries, as well as other available information, including catch and effort of the commercial and recreational fisheries. This information contributes to regular assessments of the status of fish stocks which help evaluate fisheries management arrangements.
- Get involved in fisheries monitoring
- Email FisheriesMonitoring@daf.qld.gov.au or contact the Customer Service Centre