Have your say on rec fishing in Queensland

Fisheries Queensland is seeking your feedback on fishery reform options for recreational fishing in Queensland.

The management reforms for consideration are:

  • Recreational fishing gear changes – banning Opera House-style traps, banning lightweight crab pots and new minimum gear specifications
  • Size and possession limit changes and new closed season – separating possession limits for crimson and saddletail snapper and other considerations, new black jewfish closed season and increasing possession limits for black jewfish
  • Expanding the Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme
  • Banning recreational take of coral.

Read the Discussion Paper at

Have your say

The fastest and easiest way to provide your feedback is to complete the online survey at

You can also provide feedback though the online ‘Submission’ form on the right of that page, email or print the survey questions at the end of the discussion paper and post your submission to:

Recreational fishing discussion paper
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
GPO Box 46
Brisbane Qld 4001

Answers to these questions will be used to help develop options for fisheries management action and provide an insight into the preferences of all stakeholders.

Submissions close 5pm, May 9, 2024.


We recommend registering on the eHub site so you can save your answers as you complete the survey, to ensure you don’t lose them if your computer times out.

Your say matters and we want to hear from you about which management measures you prefer.

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is collecting the information on the form to inform the future management of Queensland’s fisheries under the Fisheries Act 1994 and subordinate legislation.

This information is being collected for the purpose of obtaining feedback on proposed changes to management actions.

Your personal information will not be disclosed to any other parties unless authorised or required by law.

Take the survey at

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