The reef is closed, but there is still lots of catching to be done.
The Queensland Government is expecting up to 100 mlb of snapper and mlb tuna from the waters off Port Stephens to be released in a week.
This is a great opportunity to catch some great fish that are also quite popular in the area.
Queensland Department of Fisheries and Conservation chief biologist Mark Stiles said snapper was a popular catch for the state and Queensland.
“We’ve got some great catches coming down from the reef this week, especially from the south of the coast and from the north of the state,” Mr Stiles told News.COM.AU.
Read more about Queensland, fishing, snapper, snorkeling, marine wildlife, snappers source Newscom.AU title Queensland catches up with the world in new survey article Queensland is again ranked first in the world for marine wildlife catches, according to a new global survey.
It is up to a whopping 40,000 snapper from the Southern Ocean, according the latest survey, which was conducted by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
The new report, released today, shows Queensland, the state that hosted the 2016 Olympics, has the third highest catch of all the countries surveyed.
It’s a huge haul from Queensland.
The state has caught up with New Zealand and has been ranked fourth, behind Australia and New Zealand.
“This report highlights the significant and continuing importance of marine biodiversity conservation in the Queensland environment,” IUCN deputy director-general, Jean-Pierre Legrand, said in a statement.
“Our work in the Southern Hemisphere to protect marine ecosystems is a vital part of our ongoing efforts to protect biodiversity.”
The State of Queensland is the only Australian state with more than one species of marine mammal, according a statement from WWF Queensland.