Queensland's commercial fisheries are a significant contributor to the national and state economy, providing fresh local product to seafood consumers and maintaining a competitive export market. In value they rank third among Australia's fisheries, and eighth among all Queensland's primary producers.
Fisheries Queensland supports a profitable commercial fishing sector, while protecting and conserving fisheries resources for the benefit of all Queenslanders.
Commercial fishers are required to complete daily catch and effort logbooks detailing the fishing and quantities caught.
Species-specific monitoring programs
Species-specific monitoring programs collect data to ensure fisheries for today and tomorrow
Biological data collection - commercial catch
Commercial fishers and seafood wholesalers are assisting Fisheries Queensland to collect information on key species to ensure the fisheries sustainability
Get involved in fisheries monitoring
How the commercial fishing sector can help monitor our state's fisheries
Data and reports
Access status reports on Qld fisheries, ecological and stock assessments, monitoring program results and other data.