New app to help anglers comply with fishing laws

QUEENSLAND anglers can easily identify their catch and check size and possession limits with the launch of a new fishing app for mobile devices.

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh said on Friday Fisheries Queensland had developed the app to assist with species identification and provide the most up-to-date information on fishing rules and regulations.

"The Qld Fishing App is an easy to use tool for fishers to help identify their catch and find out size and possession limits," he said.

"It also provides information on fishing rules including current closures and links to a number of maps such as fish habitat areas and regulated waters.

"It is like having a Queensland fishing encyclopedia in your pocket and this level of information will ensure everyone knows exactly what they can catch, where and when."

Mr McVeigh said another handy feature is a personal angler diary which allows anglers to photograph and record their catch then uploaded to social media sites.

He said other functions of the app include being able to buy permits online, check weather and tide information, reporting any illegal fishing activities and subscribe to fisheries catch eNewsletters.

The Qld Fishing App is available for download through Google Play and Apple Store.



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