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Noxious fish

Please report any sightings of noxious fish to our Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23

People must not possess noxious fish or keep, hatch, rear, sell, consign or place them in any container.

Tilapia, carp and gambusia are some of the declared species of noxious fish. Along with other noxious and non-indigenous fish, they must not be released into Queensland waters or be used as bait, either live or dead.

After they are caught, all noxious fish must immediately be killed and must not be returned to the water. Noxious fish compete with native species and could greatly reduce native fish numbers and affect their habitat.

Further information

Last updated 15 June 2010