Collecting Fish

Fishing effort in the Queensland Marine Aquarium Fish Fishery has decreased and no sustainability issues have arisen through careful monitoring in the Performance Measurement System.

This is unsurprising given the shift in market demand in recent years to mini-reef displays that comprise diversity of habitat and marine life. The demand for marine fish, particularly the more expensive Australian fish, has diminished accordingly.

The next Ecological Risk Assessment for the Queensland Marine Aquarium Fish Fishery is due in 2014. Complementary industry collection standards will be added to the Pro-vision Reef Inc. website  to keep the initiative current after the Ecological Risk Assessment has been undertaken.

Catch - Effort chart