Moreton Bay Marine Park Zoning Plan
The new zoning plan for Moreton Bay Marine Park commenced on 1 March 2009.
A user guide is available that has been designed specifically for marine park users from feedback received during the consultation process.
The free user guide is available in more than 170 outlets in south-east Queensland including bait and tackle shops, boating centres, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Redland City Council and the Gold Coast City Council customer service centres, and many local visitor centres.
About the new zoning plan
- Moreton Bay Marine Park Zoning Coordinates 2008
- Moreton Bay Marine Park User Guide Maps
- New zoning plan maps
- New zone boundary descriptions
- New designated area boundary descriptions
- Download the Marine Parks (Moreton Bay) Zoning Plan 2008
- Information sheet: Frequently asked questions on the new zoning plan
- Information sheet: What does the new zoning mean for me?
- Read about the science behind the plan
- Read about the monitoring program
- Learn about Moreton Bay Marine Park
- Final Public Benefit Test report for the Marine Parks (Moreton Bay) Zoning Plan 2008
Trial artificial reef program
A $1 million trial artificial reef program is underway in Moreton Bay Marine Park to provide recreational anglers with alternative fishing locations.
Structural Adjustment Package for commercial fisheries
The Queensland Government has bought 119 commercial fishing licences under the Structural Adjustment Package.
The package provides for a viable commercial fishing industry in Moreton Bay and negates the impact that new zoning in the marine park would have on commercial fishers.
Applications for the buy-back were assessed by a technical working group of representatives from the commercial fishing industry, the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Treasury, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and overseen by an independent facilitator with extensive experience in Queensland fisheries management.
Commercial fishers have been notified of the decisions on the Moreton Bay Structural Adjustment package by mail.
- Future catch assured in Moreton Bay
- Work begins on Moreton Bay's artificial reefs
- Moreton Bay protected for the future
Frequently asked questions, including:
- Navigating zones
- GPS updates
- What is one hook?
- 2 lines and 2 hooks
- Fishing equipment allowed
- More than 2 rods in yellow zone
- Depth contours
- Reporting illegal activities
The new fishing rules are now available from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
View video of Moreton Bay Marine Park