Reporting requirements for commercial fishers

Queensland's commercial fishers and seafood exporters are required by law to report information based on their fishing activities.

If you are a commercial fisher or harvester - from a trawler operator to beachworm collector - you must contribute data about your day's catch, the location fished and the time spent fishing. You are legally obliged to record this information in a daily logbook.

If you work in quota-based fisheries, you must also report your catch through Fisheries Queensland's automated interactive voice response (AIVR) system.

When exporting fish to some overseas countries, you may need to complete catch certificates and have them validated by Fisheries Queensland.

This guide explains the reporting requirements for commercial fishers and seafood exporters.