Catch news

The latest news on recreational and commercial fishing, and aquaculture in Queensland.

March 2021
  • Black jewfish East Coast fishery is CLOSED
  • Keen to catch and release barra this season?
  • We've upgraded our recreational fishing app, have you?
February 2021
  • Barra season is open!
  • Let's talk about boat limits
  • Search warrant executed in Mackay
January 2021
  • Illegal crab fisher faces crushing penalties
  • We've updated our app
  • Hook a fishing promo pack
December 2020
  • Black jewfish fishing season opens 1 January
  • Don't risk a fine, buy a SIPS permit before you drop a line
  • Whitsundays charter boats do their part to be SharkSmart
November 2020
  • New recreational fishing app 'Qld Fishing 2.0' is out now!
  • A successful sampling season ends
  • The latest stock assessment of redthroat emperor is out
October 2020
  • New FADs in FNQ
  • Tailor surveys wrapped up
  • A moo-ving story
September 2020

In this issue:

  • Do your part. Be SharkSmart campaign
  • FADs installed in Far North Queensland
  • Podcast: Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme
September 2020

In this issue:

  • Second round of reforms announced
  • Draft harvest strategies