Investment and increased fishing effort warnings

Investment and increased effort warnings are formal notifications issued by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF). These warnings let potential investors, current fishers and boat owners know that any increases in fishing effort, catch or investment in a fishery made after the release of an investment warning may not be recognised in any future management arrangements for that fishery. Operators are warned not to increase their level of investment or activities until new management arrangements for that fishery are put into place.

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Current warning

Investment and increased effort warning notification for all Queensland commercial fisheries

Date issued: 6 March 2014

Read the Investment and increased effort warning notification for all Queensland commercial fisheries (PDF, 151KB).

Torres Strait fisheries

Torres Strait fisheries are managed by the Australian Fish Management Authority. For information on investment warnings applicable to the Torres Strait fisheries, visit the Australian Fish Management Authority or phone 1300 723 621.