Fisheries harvest management advice - Queensland


The Department provides advice and information on:

  • fisheries resource management;
  • the status of fisheries resources in specified areas;
  • the rules and regulations relating to the conduct of commercial and recreational fishing in Queensland and on operating in each fishery in terms of permitted areas, times and apparatus used; and
  • possible environmental considerations on a proposed fishing activity or development from a resource management perspective.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility requirements

No specific eligibility criteria apply. Applicants are asked to contact Fisheries Queensland to gain detailed advice on any fisheries management issues.

Additional information

The Department is responsible for the management of Queensland's fisheries resources.

Its prime function is to deliver management in keeping with the principles of ecologically sustainable development, while seeking to optimise the economic and social benefits of the fisheries resources.

The Department's approach to fisheries management is based on thorough consultation with stakeholder groups and the broader community. Stakeholders include commercial fishers, fishing tour operators, seafood processors and marketers, recreational anglers, traditional and indigenous fishers, conservationists and environmentalists, scientific researchers, compliance officers, and associated federal, state, and local government departments and agencies. The principal advisory committees to the Department are the Queensland Fishery Advisory Committee (QFAC) and Technical Advisory Groups (TAG). TAGs are formed when required.

Ecological, economic, and social issues are of prime consideration when developing management plans for the State's fisheries resources.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Fisheries Queensland

Licensing and Fisheries Information

Contact details

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Licensing and Fisheries Information

Fisheries Queensland

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Operating address: Fisheries Queensland, 80 Ann Street
Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO Box 2764
Queensland 4001
Phone: 13 25 23
Phone: 07 3225 1850