Fishing and aquaculture

Advice for commercial fishing, charter fishing and aquaculture operators in Queensland.

Structural adjustment payments: Stage 1 extended

Eligible commercial licence holders affected by the phase-out of gillnets on the Great Barrier Reef or the Great Sandy Marine Park rezoning can now apply for structural adjustment payments.

Closing dates have been extended so commercial licence holders have more time to get independent advice and submit their applications.



Starting and running an aquaculture business.

Commercial and charter fishing

Reporting, authorities, licences, permits, management arrangements, alerts and other requirements for commercial and charter fishing operations.

First Nations fishing

Traditional fishing requirements and permits.


Updates and announcements for the commercial fishing industry.

Authorities, licences and permits

Forms, fees and requirements for commercial and charter fishing.

Fisheries development and approvals

Approvals are required for certain development activities.