Net fisheries target species

Queensland's commercial net fishery is a multi-species fisheries, with fishers targeting different species at different times of the year.

East coast inshore fishery

Tier 1 species are key species that drive fishing behaviour in the east coast inshore fishery and are subject to individual transferrable quotas (ITQs) and a total allowable commercial catch (TACC), and are managed regionally. Tier 1 species include:

Tier 2 species are other species of high commercial and recreational importance and are subject to competitive TACCs and managed regionally. Tier 2 species include:

Tier 3 species are all other fin fish species, which will be monitored for changes in fishing pressure.

Gulf of Carpentaria inshore fishery

The Gulf of Carpentaria inshore fishery harvests mainly tropical species, such as: