Trawl fishery working group

The Trawl Fishery Working Group will provide advice on the operational aspects of the management of the East Coast Otter Trawl fishery.

Queensland’s East Coast Trawl Fishery is Queensland’s largest commercial fishery. The Fishery consists 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 produced approximately 6,100 tonnes of product (prawns, scallops, Moreton Bay bugs and squid) worth approximately $80 million.