Commercial fisheries

Restrictions have been imposed on the Logan and Albert rivers following the detection of white spot disease in prawns.  Find out more information and report anything unusual to Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23.


From 3 January 2017 until further notice, all six scallop replenishment areas (SRAs) located off Yeppoon, Bustard Head and Hervey Bay are closed to all scallop fishing. A winter closure also applies each year – fishers cannot take or be in possession of scallops in the Queensland East Coast Otter Trawl Fishery between 1 May and 31 October each year. These measures have been put in place to prevent further decline to the stock. Find out more.

Queensland's commercial fisheries are a significant contributor to the national and state economy. Fisheries Queensland supports a profitable commercial fishing sector, while protecting and conserving fisheries resources for the benefit of all Queenslanders.

Last updated 16 December 2016