Queensland rec fishing survey results

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In Queensl;and, the further north you go, the more people you will find fishing.

UNDERSTANDING the catch and effort and participation rate of recreational fishers is an important part of sustainably managing Queensland's fisheries...and the results of the latest survey are now in!

Queensland’s fisheries resources are shared among recreational fishers, commercial fishers, charter operators and people practicing traditional Indigenous fishing. This statewide recreational fishing survey is part of Fisheries Queensland’s monitoring program which collects recreational fishing information.

The statewide recreational fishing survey series commenced in 1997 and provides recreational fishing catch and effort information necessary to safeguard marine resources for tomorrow.

Ket results so far included:

  • Almost 943,000 Queenslanders went recreational fishing in Queensland in 2019.
  • Recreational fishing’s popularity increased amongst Queensland residents from 15% in 2013 to nearly 19% in 2019..
  • The further north you go the more popular recreational fishing becomes. 
  • Queensland’s recreational fishers are becoming younger. 

For more information, click HERE.

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