Fishing is a popular recreational pastime that allows people to spend time on the water with family and friends and to get in touch with the natural world. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park offers many exciting and different fishing opportunities in a well-regulated and monitored system of zoning areas, including no take zones.
As well as observing fishing regulations, it is important that those who fish adopt responsible fishing practices while out on the water. These practices help reduce impacts on the natural environment, maintain the ecological balance of the area and minimise harm to fish.
Cairns Reef Fishing is passionate about our marine environment, and we strongly support a sustainable fishing resource. We adhere to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Responsible Reef Practices and Queensland Fisheries catch regulations.
We aim for best practice in our conduct on the Great Barrier Reef in the following ways.
We believe that by following these simple guidelines we are helping to ensure that the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park continues to be one of the best spots on earth to fish.
We also observe the reef closures as regulated by the GBRMPA to allow vulnerable fish species to aggregate and spawn.
View the reef closure dates for 2022 and 2023 here.