Technical Advice on Freshwater Fisheries - Queensland

Description

To promote the sustainable use of freshwater fisheries resources and to ensure compliance with the legislation.

The Habitat and Assessment Group (Freshwater Unit) provides technical advice to developers, land owners and consultants on the acceptability of impacts of development and land use activities on the freshwater fish habitat and ecosystem and on the protection of freshwater fish species.

This Unit administers an authority under the Fisheries Act (1994) and Sustainable Planning Act (2009) that is required for the building of dams, weirs, other barriers to fish movement and the construction of any fishway. The Unit also advises on the design and construction of fishways (fish locks and ladders) and barriers across streams.

Additionally this Unit provides policy provisions to the fish stocking program for Queensland. Funds are provided to local fishing groups who purchase fish for the program from the private hatchery sector.

Service type

Support Service

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

Eligibility requirements

No specific eligibility criteria apply.

Fees

No fees apply.

Publications Details process

Publications Available:

  • Our Freshwater Wetlands
  • Freshwater Fishing in Queensland
  • Code for self-assessable development: Minor waterway barrier works (Code Number: WWBW01 September 2010)
  • Code for self-assessable development: Temporary waterway barrier works (Code number: WWBW02 September 2010)
  • Code for self-assessable development: Regularly constructed temporary waterway barrier works (Code Number: WWBW03 Last revised: January 2008.
Waterway barrier works approvals and fishway assessments: Departmental procedures (FHMOP 008)

Additional information

Only limited commercial fisheries (adult eel fishery and glass eel collection plus aquaculture broodstock collection) are permitted in Queensland.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Fisheries Queensland

Impact Assessment and Management

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Impact Assessment and Management

Fisheries Queensland

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Operating address: Freshwater Fish and Habitat Unit
Floor 2, 80 Ann St
Brisbane
Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO Box 46
Brisbane
Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3405 6798
Fax: 07 3224 2805

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Customer Service Centre

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Phone: 07 3404 6999
Phone: 13 25 23
Website: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Customer Service Centre (Opens in new window)