Updated: Oct 29, 2019
Throughout the Queensland east coast, a closed season applies to barramundi from 1 November to 1 February.
Throughout the Gulf of Carpentaria and adjoining waterways west and south of the intersection of longitude 142°09'E with the shore at high tide, a closed season applies to barramundi.
The Gulf of Carpentaria closed season for barramundi for is 7 October to 1 February.
It is also prohibited to deliberately target barramundi for catch and release during these closed seasons, as the stress of capture may prevent a fish from spawning.
Coral reef fin fish
Coral reef fin fish closure dates for 2019 to 2023 are:
25 October 2019 to 29 October 2019 24 November 2019 to 28 November 201914 October 2020 to 18 October 2020 12 November 2020 to 16 November 20203 October 2021 to 7 October 2021 2 November 2021 to 6 November 202122 October 2022 to 26 October 2022 21 November 2022 to 25 November 202212 October 2023 to 16 October 2023 10 November 2023 to 14 November 2023
The closures apply to the following tidal waters (Great Barrier Reef Marine Park):
from the northern tip of Cape York along latitude 10°41' southto longitude 145° eastto latitude 13° south, longitude 145° eastto latitude 15° south, longitude 146° eastto latitude 17°30' south, longitude 147° eastto latitude 21° south, longitude 152°55' eastto latitude 24°30' south, longitude 154° eastto latitude 24°50' south, longitude 154° east along latitude 24°50' south to the mainland shore along the shore to the northern tip of Cape York at latitude 10°41' south.
Snapper and pearl perch
A closed season applies to snapper and pearl perch throughout Queensland tidal waters from 15 July to 15 August
Throughout Queensland a closed season (regulated period) applies to spanner crabs from 1 November to 15 December inclusive
Tropical rock lobster (tropical spiny rock lobster)
A closed season applies to all species of tropical rock lobster (family Panuliridae) from midnight 1 October to midnight 31 December in Queensland tidal waters:
north of latitude 14º S, south of Cape York and east of longitude 142º31'49" Ein the Gulf of Carpentaria, shoreward of the 25 n mile line and south of latitude 10°48' S.
Note: A size limit (11.5 cm tail minimum, 9 cm carapace minimum) applies to painted crayfish (Panulirus ornatus).