Gulf of Carpentaria inshore fishery working group

This working group provides operational advice on the management of the Gulf of Carpentaria inshore fishery.

The Gulf of Carpentaria inshore fishery is a multi-species, multi-gear fishery that includes commercial inshore and offshore net, commercial bait netting and multi-species line components. Harvest of a variety of pelagic and demersal fish occurs across the fishery. It also supports a range of recreational, charter and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activities, so there is significant competition for access to fisheries resources and strong community expectation for sustainable management. Given the fishery includes the use of netting apparatus by all sectors, minimising the risk of interaction with protected species and bycatch are areas for ongoing improvement.