News release | 07-Apr-2017
Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) is preparing for a busy Easter weekend as thousands of people take to the water for recreational fishing and boating.
- Check your limits - For a complete list of size and possession limits, visit www.fisheries.qld.gov.au or download the Qld Fishing app.
- Measuring devices - Use a sturdy ruler with an end stop to measure the length of your fish or a crab gauge to measure your crabs.
- Identify your catch - Always carry a fish identification guide or download the Qld Fishing app. Remember, fish that look similar may in fact be different species with different size and possession limits. If you can’t ID it, free it.
- Gently does it - When a fish is hooked, avoid playing it on the line for too long. The stressed fish will become exhausted quickly and have less chance of survival if required to be released.
- Check your gear - A number of restrictions apply to fishing gear in Queensland. Check the rules online at www.fisheries.qld.gov.au
- If it’s not yours, don’t touch it - Interfering with crab apparatus you didn’t set is illegal. If you’re concerned apparatus has been abandoned, report it to Fishwatch on 1800 017 116.
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