Catch news

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

August 2020

In this issue:

  • Fraser Island fin fish closure
  • Catch of the day: recreational fishing grants
  • Treating barotrauma

July 2020

In this issue:

  • Snapper and pearl perch closed season coming up
  • Ocean beach fishing season has started
  • Research project now underway

June 2020

In this issue:

  • Updated info for fishers
  • World Fish Migration Day 24 October 2020
  • An insight into fish ageing

May 2020

In this issue:

  • SIPS dams reopen
  • Be COVIDSafe
  • Latest health advice, current status and contact tracing alerts

April 2020

In this issue:

  • Updated info for fishers
  • Enjoy Queensland-caught seafood
  • A fun fact about monitoring

March 2020

In this issue:

  • Black jewfish now a no-take species
  • COVID-19 industry support
  • New FADs deployed

February 2020

In this issue:

  • Heavy penalty for illegal crabbing
  • Illegal mangrove clearing
  • Potato rockcod a no-take species

January 2020

In this issue:

  • Black jewfish season reopened
  • Black marketers' boat crushed
  • Fish Attracting Structures in place

December 2019

In this issue:

  • FADs installed in South East Queensland
  • 20 years of fishery monitoring
  • Ghost crab pot cleanup

November 2019

In this issue:

  • Tobin Fish Tales wins best fish and chips
  • Monitoring activities at Lake Borumba
  • Progress report reveals shark behaviour in Cid Harbour

October 2019

In this issue:

  • Fisher taken to court for undersized fish
  • Shark Control Program suspended in Great Barrier Reef
  • New fishing regulations

September 2019

In this issue:

  • New fishing regulations commence 1 September 2019
  • Net seized in Bundaberg
  • Warning: blue-ringed octopus in mollusc shells

August 2019

In this issue:

  • Recreational fishing survey results
  • Stock assessments released
  • Congratulations to our new recruits

July 2019

In this issue:

  • Have your say on the future of Queensland fisheries
  • New FADs for South East Queensland
  • Drones to help protect fisheries

May 2019

In this issue:

  • Sustainable fisheries discussion paper
  • Boat ramp survey success
  • Shark genetic testing

April 2019

In this issue:

  • Taking of molluscs banned in Moreton Bay
  • Ask for Queensland seafood
  • Group busted with undersized fish