Reporting requirements for commercial fishers

From 1 September 2021, there are new rules and reporting requirements for Queensland commercial fisheries—find out more.

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 you must contribute daily data about your catch, including the location fished, your fishing method 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 system. Catch disposal records are also required to be submitted for specific quota species upon sale of product.

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. Please use this information in conjunction with current fisheries legislation, reporting requirement directions and any conditions attached to a licence in a harvest fishery.

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