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Fisheries Qld roving surveys underway

Qld Fisheries

Fishery Monitoring’s annual roving surveys are officially underway! Fishery Monitoring scientists have conducted 3 roving surveys on the northern Gold Coast beaches since the start of the tailor fishing season. Last Saturday, our scientists interviewed 37 fishers and measured 161 tailor! The largest tailor on the night measured a respectable 53 cm. You can help with this important work by …

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Crabbing Tips

Qld Fisheries

Newly recruited Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) Officer Craig spent 2 days over low tide removing 24 derelict and unlawful crab pots from Constant and Victor Creek, Mackay. Crabbing Before you go out, make sure you check the crab pot requirements on fisheries.qld.gov.au or fishing app ‘Qld fishing 2.0’. Here’s some crabbing tips: ✔ Check the tide range before …

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Spanner crab monitoring

Fisheries Queensland

Spanner crabs are one of the more unusual looking critters that Queensland fishers target. Fisheries Queensland monitoring staff recently completed their annual independent survey of the spanner crab fishing grounds. Several thousand crabs were measured during the survey. The data collected will help set the commercial quota for the 2023-24 financial year. In 1999 the spanner crab fishery became the …

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