Fisheries monitoring programs
We rely on, and are thankful for, the participation of commercial, recreational, charter and traditional fishers, and seafood wholesalers and processor who allow monitoring staff to measure fish and collect frames.
To get involved in any of our monitoring programs, email FisheriesMonitoring@daf.qld.gov.au or call 13 25 23.
We collect data from commercial, recreational, charter and traditional fishers, and seafood wholesalers/processors across the state to make sure we have fish for the future.
We combine biological monitoring information with commercial catch records and estimates of recreational catch to assess the sustainability of important Queensland fish species. Biological data is also used to assess the health of fish stocks, which guides harvest strategies and the management of our fisheries.
To find out more about our monitoring programs, email FisheriesMonitoring@daf.qld.gov.au or call 13 25 23.
Commercial fishing logbooks
We use this data to manage the state’s fisheries in a sustainable way
Species specific monitoring programs
Summaries of monitoring programs for key Queensland species
Statewide recreational fishing surveys
Latest data on recreational catch and effort
Boat ramp survey
Monitoring changes in effort, catch rates and value of recreational fishing over time
Keen angler program
Get involved in recreational fishing monitoring – donate your fish frames
Net-free fishing zone monitoring
Monitoring recreational fishing changes in Queensland’s three net-free zones
Estimating fish age
Knowing the age of a fish helps us assess the health of the fish stocks
Fishery monitoring data
Number, length and age data for species, location, sector and time