WHILE it's currently the busy tailor season at south-east Queensland's Fraser Island, visiting fishos are being reminded to ensure they fish outside the closed waters area that runs between Indian Head and Waddy Point. (See map below)
Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol District Manager Greg Bowness said the closure was in place from midday 1 August to midday 30 September 2014.
“During the closure, all fishing is prohibited on the foreshore within an area from a point 400m north of Waddy Point to a point 400m south of Indian Head, and 400m out to sea from low water,” he said.
“The closure does not apply to the collection of worms and pipis by hand.
“Outside the closed water area, fishers taking advantage of the tailor season should ensure they adhere to the species’ size limit of 35cm and the possession limit of 20.
Mr Bowness said the closure was in place to protect finfish where they congregate during spawning and help ensure the sustainability of the fishery for future generations.
If you suspect illegal fishing, whether seen in person or online, report it to the Fishwatch hotline on 1800 017 116. Don’t engage the person, as this can compromise an investigation.
For more information on Queensland fishing closures, visit www.fisheries.qld.gov.au or call 13 25 23.