Marine aquarium fish and coral fisheries working group
The Marine Aquarium Fish and Coral Working Group will provide advice on the operational aspects of the management of the Queensland’s Marine Aquarium Fish Fishery (MAFF) and Queensland Coral Fishery (QCF).
The MAFF operates from Cape York to the Queensland – New South Wales border. The QCF operates from Cape York to the southern extent of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. There are also two small areas south of the GBRMP open to harvesting under specific licences. Licence holders harvest by hand using permitted apparatus. Both fisheries are limited entry, with 59 QCF and 45 MAFF (A1 symbol only) licences endorsed. All licences holders are bound by compulsory catch reporting arrangements.