Looking after protected species in Queensland

Fisheries Queensland plays a significant role in educating fishers about how they can minimise their impact on protected species.

Fisheries Queensland has developed a comprehensive education package, 'Looking after protected species in Queensland', which includes material for both recreational and commercial fishers.


Resources include a series of education materials, including:

As part of the education package, the endangered and threatened species course (which new master fisherman must undertake before they are issued a licence) has been updated with information contained in the new 'Looking after protected species in Queensland - a comprehensive guide for commercial fishers'.

Queensland is the only state that requires commercial fishers to undertake such a course, demonstrating the commitment by industry and government to minimise impacts on protected species.

Further information