New Queensland Recreational Boating and Fishing Guide now available

News release | 23-Jan-2018

The new Queensland Recreational Boating and Fishing Guide is now available, with the release of the 2017-18 edition.

Fisheries Queensland Executive Director, Claire Andersen said the comprehensive booklet provides up-to-date information on boating and fishing rules and regulations in Queensland.

“The Guide is the perfect companion for the tens of thousands of Queenslanders who enjoy recreational boating and fishing,” Ms Andersen said.

“It provides information on fish size and possession limits as well as the restrictions that apply to fishing apparatus to protect our valuable fish stocks from overfishing in Queensland.

“Dates for closed seasons are included so that fishers are aware of when they are not allowed to take certain species.”

Ms Andersen said the Guide also includes comprehensive information on boating safety, rules and regulations.

“We want to ensure that our waterways are as safe as possible for all users, so the Guide features detailed information about on-board safety equipment and safe navigation,” she said.

“Information on marine park zoning has also been included with a map identifying the Great Barrier Reef, Great Sandy and Moreton Bay marine park zones.”

Ms Andersen encouraged people to get a copy of the 2017-18 edition to ensure they were across the current rules.

Bulk orders of the guide can be ordered direct from the publisher by calling (07) 3891 7793 or online at transtasmanmediagroup.com (postage and handling fees apply).

Single copies of the Guide will be available at bait and tackle stores, local Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol and Maritime Safety Queensland offices or can be ordered through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23.

A digital copy of the Guide will also be available to download from the Fisheries Queensland website fisheries.qld.gov.au.

Queensland’s recreational fishing rules and regulations are also available on the free ‘Qld Fishing’ smartphone app from Apple and Google app stores and online at fisheries.qld.gov.au.

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Media contact: Dianne Bye, (07) 3087 8601