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The latest news on recreational and commercial fishing, and aquaculture in Queensland.

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Recreational fishing

Winter 2018

In this issue: Vessel tracking policy and guidelines released, aquaculture production wrap-up for 2016-2017, finding out the age of fish using their ear bones, latest addition to the QBFP boat fleet, the N.M Frost, winning photos announced, spotlight on Glenn Shiels, District Manager, north Queensland, QBFP, great work with recent prosecutions and fisheries monitoring by innovative companies.

Autumn 2018

In this issue: Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017-2027 progress, Commercial fined $12 000, Discussion papers on fisheries reform, Hammerhead sharks threatened species listing, Amendments to the Fisheries Act 1994, and more.

Winter 2017

In this issue: Implementing the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy, improved protection for hammerhead sharks, scallop fishery to benefit from investment in research and monitoring, net free zones boost recreational fishing, Charter Fishing Action Plan 2017-2020, Queenslanders hooked on freshwater fishing, new vessel dedicated to the memory of late Fisheries Queensland Director, job applicants inundate Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol.

Autumn 2017

In this issue: Feedback on fisheries reform Green Paper, extended fishing area for commercial beam trawl operators, white spot movement restrictions, boat ramp surveys providing important data, coral reef fin fish quota announced, changes to turtle excluder devices, Sam Thaiday supports Queensland seafood, new logbook compliance process, QBFP's rare encounter on the reef, we've moved, updated waterway maps vital for fish passage, Brisbane crabber fined for illegal catch, interesting insights into Snapper genetics.

Commercial fishing and aquaculture

Winter 2017

In this issue: Implementing the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy, improved protection for hammerhead sharks, scallop fishery to benefit from investment in research and monitoring, net free zones boost recreational fishing, Charter Fishing Action Plan 2017-2020, Queenslanders hooked on freshwater fishing, new vessel dedicated to the memory of late Fisheries Queensland Director, job applicants inundate Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol.

Autumn 2017

In this issue: Feedback on fisheries reform Green Paper, extended fishing area for commercial beam trawl operators, white spot movement restrictions, boat ramp surveys providing important data, coral reef fin fish quota announced, changes to turtle excluder devices, Sam Thaiday supports Queensland seafood, new logbook compliance process, QBFP's rare encounter on the reef, we've moved, updated waterway maps vital for fish passage, Brisbane crabber fined for illegal catch, interesting insights into Snapper genetics.