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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.

    27-Aug-2021

  • 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.

    24-Aug-2021

  • 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.

    25-Jun-2021

  • 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.

    23-Jun-2021

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