Fishing and aquaculture

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

Structural adjustment payments

Eligible commercial licence holders, skippers and crew can apply for structural adjustment payments if they are affected by the:

  • phase-out of gillnets on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Great Sandy Marine Park rezoning
  • new Gulf of Carpentaria gillnet-free areas.



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.