Legislation

The principle legislation for Queensland's fisheries are the:

The Fisheries Act 1994 sets out Fisheries Queensland's responsibilities for the economically viable, socially acceptable and ecologically sustainable development of Queensland's fisheries resources.

The Fisheries Regulation 2008 defines specific regulatory requirements for removal of Queensland's fisheries resources.

Schedule 1 of the Fisheries Regulation 2008 describes some regulated waters that are closed to fishing. View maps of Fisheries Queensland regulated waters and commercial and recreational fishing closures.

Recent management and regulatory changes