Location of net-free fishing zones

The new net-free fishing zones have been established in Cairns, Mackay and Rockhampton. The 3 net-free zones are closed to commercial netting from midday 1 November 2015.

Net-free fishing zone boundaries

The following maps show the boundaries of the 3 net-free fishing zones in North and Central Queensland:

Establishing additional zones

The process for establishing future net-free zones will require input from all stakeholders and will be developed as part of the broader fisheries reform program.