Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

QFish

Welcome to QFish

The QFish website provides information on Queensland fisheries resources and spatial datasets (layers) using interactive tools. You can view and download information on fishing activities as well as display this information on a map.

The QFish mapping interface allows users to spatially view the selected summarised fisheries data. The interface has simple mapping functionalities for users to browse the map (e.g. pan, zoom, export) and print the mapping product. The mapping layers are in ESRI shapefile format, and most of these layers can be downloaded from the QGIS website or sourced from the ESRI online website.

If the data you seek is not available on this website, or if you have further questions regarding the data, you may contact us at fishdatacoordinator@daf.qld.gov.au

 

This table contains non-confidential catch and effort data from Commercial and Charter fisheries. You can also display the data at a species or spatial level.

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Charter Fishery

Charter fishery catch and effort data by method for all years from 1990.

Commercial Beam Trawl Fishery

The commercial catch and effort data for the Beam trawl fishery for all years from 1990.

Commercial Harvest Fisheries

The catch and effort data for the commercial harvest fisheries which includes the Tropical Rock Lobster, Eel, Coral and Sea Cucumber fisheries for all years from 1990.

Commercial Line Fishery

The commercial catch and effort data for the Line fishery for all years from 1990.

Commercial Net Fishery

The commercial catch and effort data for the Net fishery for all years from 1990.

Commercial Otter Trawl Fishery

The commercial catch and effort data for the Otter trawl fishery for all years from 1990.

Commercial Pot Fishery

The commercial catch and effort data for the Pot fishery for all years from 1990.

This table contains data available to the public from three recreational fishing surveys. The surveys available are the Queensland data from the 2000/01 national recreational fishing survey and the 2010/11 and 2013/14 statewide recreational fishing survey.

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Fishing region catch by survey

The recreational surveys catch data by fishing region; Catch = all animals caught, this includes those retained and released

Fishing region released catch by survey

The recreational survey released catch data by fishing region; Released = the animals caught then released

Fishing region retained catch by survey

The recreational surveys harvest data by fishing region; Retained = the animals caught and retained

The catch data for the Shark Control Program which includes shark and non-target species.

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Number caught by area, calendar year and species group

Number of animals caught by area, calendar year and species group

Total number caught by area and length category

Number of animals caught by length category within the shark control areas.

This table contains recreational fishing participation estimates available to the public from three recreational fishing surveys. The surveys available are the Queensland estimates from the 2000/01 national recreational fishing survey and the 2010/11 and 2013/14 statewide recreational fishing surveys.

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Recreational survey participation by region

This shows the participation numbers for each of the residential region for each of the recreational surveys.