Catch news

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

June 2021

  • SharkSmart drones to keep watch in the North Queensland sky
  • Mud crabs are on the move
  • Don't touch the mangroves

May 2021

  • A high five for high compliance
  • Switch Your Fish starts on the Sunshine Coast
  • Dispose of fish frames safely

April 2021

  • Fisher fined and suspended for crab offences
  • Spot-on monitoring conditions
  • Freshwater fisheries working group: expressions of interest

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