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Departmental media releases

  • New management arrangements for Queensland saucer scallop fishery
    • Queensland’s trawl fishers will no longer be able to retain saucer scallops when fishing in waters in the central and southern part of the coast.
    • This is because of ongoing decline in stocks.
    • The 2021 stock assessment for saucer scallops in Queensland estimates a spawning biomass of 12 per cent of the unfished biomass in 2020 - a decrease from the 2019 estimate of 17 per cent.
    • If we don’t take strong action now, there will be no scallop fishery into the future.


  • Fisheries reforms coming into effect

    A range of reforms to Queensland fisheries will soon take effect, which will clarify commercial fishing rules and reporting requirements for fishers while making the fisheries and the industry more sustainable.


  • QBFP launches new patrol boat and celebrates 40-year career

    In a twin celebration, Queensland’s Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) has launched a new patrol boat, and honoured a veteran officer’s long and distinguished career with the service.


  • Commercial fishers working on beaches this mullet season
    • Beach goers need to stay clear of commercial fishing boats currently launching and netting close to the shoreline.
    • Every year, we receive calls about the size and location of nets close to the shoreline.
    • Commercial fishing for mullet is permitted in tidal waters within 400 metres of land.


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