Queensland coral trout stock assessment estimates level at 60%

CORAL trout is one of Queensland’s most iconic species and the latest stock assessment estimates that stock levels are around 60 per cent.

Queensland fisheries says stock levels have recovered thanks to a total allowable commercial catch limit, closed waters and seasons that protect peak spawning, and size and possession limits.

“With compliance rates above 90 per cent, we would like to say thanks to all fishers – commercial, recreational, and traditional – for helping ensure this species is in great shape for future generations to enjoy!”

The chart presents the biomass ratio of common coral trout from 1953 to 2022. The ratio is relative to 1 in 1953. Data used in the stock assessment includes 53 years of commercial catch data, 37061 fish aged, 41472 commercially caught fish measured, 6778 recreational catches measured, 8242 fish measured in underwater visual surveys and 26883 fish observed in underwater visual surveys. Graph: Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

For more information on the coral trout stock assessment, head to the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website:

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