Commercial eel fishery

Queensland's commercial eel fishery has 2 components:

  • an adult fishery - eels more than 30cm long
  • a juvenile fishery - eels less than 30cm long.

Although fishers of adult eels and juvenile eels harvest eels at different life stages and use different gear, both target the same eel populations.

This guide contains information about Queensland's commercial eel fishery, including management areas, licensing, gear used and legislation.