Catch news

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

September 2018

In this issue:

  • Sustainable fisheries strategy progress report released
  • QBFP patrols at Sandstone Point
  • Vessel tracking unit rebate
  • Testing Within Government funding recipients announced.

Winter 2018

In this issue:

  • Vessel tracking policy and guidelines released
  • Aquaculture production wrap-up for 2016-2017
  • Finding out the age of fish using their ear bones
  • Latest addition to the QBFP boat fleet, the N.M. Frost, and more.

Autumn 2018

In this issue:

  • Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017-2027 progress
  • Commercial fined $12,000
  • Discussion papers on fisheries reform
  • Hammerhead sharks threatened species listing, and more.

Winter 2017

In this issue:

  • Implementing the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy
  • Improved protection for hammerhead sharks
  • Scallop fishery to benefit from investment in research and monitoring
  • Net free zones boost recreational fishing, and more.

Autumn 2017

In this issue:

  • Feedback on fisheries reform Green Paper
  • Extended fishing area for commercial beam trawl operators
  • White spot movement restrictions
  • Boat ramp surveys providing important data, and more.