Trawl fishery working group

This working group provides operational advice on the management of the east coast otter trawl fishery.

Queensland’s east coast otter trawl fishery is Queensland’s largest commercial fishery, made up of the offshore otter trawl, river and inshore beam trawl, and Moreton Bay otter trawl sectors. The offshore otter trawl sector is the largest, with 411 licences. In 2016, 297 boats harvested approximately 6,100 tonnes of prawns, scallops, Moreton Bay bugs and squid, worth approximately $80 million.