Commercial fishing logbooks

Commercial and charter fishers operating in Queensland's state-managed fisheries are required to complete daily logbooks – recording catch and where, when and how they fished. This information is available on the Qfish website (only data that represents five or more boats is available on QFish).

Fisheries Queensland uses this catch and effort data to manage the state’s fisheries in a sustainable way. By monitoring the information collected through the logbook program, we assess the condition of Queensland's fisheries resources, develop fisheries management plans and determine the effectiveness of management measures already in place.