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:
- Net-free fishing zone: Trinity Bay, Cairns
- Net-free fishing zone: St Helens Beach – Cape Hillsborough, north of Mackay
- Net-free fishing zone: Capricorn coast, taking in Yeppoon, Keppel Bay, the Fitzroy River and Rockhampton.
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.