Commercial harvest fisheries

From 1 September 2021, there are new rules and reporting requirements for Queensland commercial fisheries.

Find fact sheets on the new rules and reporting requirements.

Queensland's commercial harvest fisheries cover a wide range of species taken from several individually managed fisheries. Target species are generally harvested by hand or by using handheld implements. This often involves the use of underwater breathing apparatus, such as scuba or hookah.

The harvest fisheries are a valuable component of Queensland's commercial fisheries. Export markets are vital to some of these fisheries, particularly those for which a solid domestic demand has not been established.

The following guide provides an overview of Queensland's harvest fisheries. Management arrangements and target species are described for each fishery.

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