Commercial net fisheries

Commercial fishers use a variety of nets and netting methods to catch fish. The nets and methods used depend on the fishery. Some of the nets used include mesh nets and seine nets.

Queensland has 2 major commercial net fisheries:

  • the east coast inshore fishery (which also includes commercial line fisheries, under L1, L2 and L3 fishery symbols)
  • the Gulf of Carpentaria inshore fishery.

This guide gives an overview of Queensland's commercial net fisheries, including management areas, target species, gear, licensing and regulations.


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