Estuary general fishery closures

The Estuary General Share Management Plan and Supporting Plan now give effect to some fishing closures that were previously notified under section 8 of the Fisheries Management Act 1994 and in addition to the Fisheries Management (General) Regulation 2010, contain provisions relating to the types of fishing gear that may be used in the fishery. Some fishing closures remain as section 8 notifications.

The estuarine waters within each region of the fishery are set out in the Estuary General Share Management Plan.

Fishers are advised to familiarise themselves with the relevant fisheries legislation and be aware that other restrictions on fishing operations may apply in Marine Protected Areas.

General closures

Section 8 Notification - Prawn Nets Port Stephens (PDF, 204.7 KB)
Prawn Count Fishing Closure - All Waters
Mulloway Closure
Abalone - Prohibition on the taking of fish using abalone viscera as bait
Garfish Net (hauling)
Section 8 Notification - Fishing Closure - Hoop or lift nets (modified collapsible crab traps) - February 2022.pdf (PDF, 179.2 KB)
Tailor Fishing Closure Notification 2021 (PDF, 802.8 KB)
Tailor Possession Limit Order 2021 (PDF, 797.7 KB)
Australian Salmon Fishing Closure Notification 2021 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Australian Salmon Possession Limit Order 2021 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Caulerpa fishing Closure - Pittwater (PDF, 169.6 KB)

Location closures

Tweed River
Cudgera Creek, Cudgen Creek and Cudgen Lake
Mooball Creek
Richmond River and Wilsons River
Evans River
Jerusalem Creek
Clarence River
Boambee Creek, Bonville Creek and Pine Creek
Dalhousie Creek
Oyster Creek
Nambucca River
Yarrahappinni Wetlands National Park
South West Rocks Creek
Macleay River and tributaries (incluing Belmore River)
Clybucca, Christmas & Kinchela Creek
Saltwater Creek
Korogoro Creek
Killick Creek
Lake Cathie (Lake Innes)
Manning River
Camden Haven River
Khappinghat Creek
Wallis Lake
Smith’s Lake
Myall Lake, Myall River, Boolambayte Lake and Boolambayte Creek
Port Stephens
Fisheries Management Act 1994 - Section 8 Closure Notification - Prawn Nets - Port Stephens - July 2019 (PDF, 22.5 KB)
Hunter River and tributaries
Tuggerah Lakes
Hawkesbury River, Brisbane Water and Pittwater
Port Hacking
Towradgi Creek
Lake Illawarra
Minnamurra River
Spring Creek
Werri Lagoon
Crooked River
Shoalhaven River and tributaries (including Crookhaven River)
Lake Wollumboola
Currambene Creek
Swan Lake
Berrara Creek
Nerrindillah Creek
Willinga Lake
Moruya River
Wagonga Inlet
Coila Lake
Wallaga Lake
Cuttagee Lake
Wapengo Lake
Wallagoot Lake
Sandy Beach Creek and Bournda Lagoon
Merimbula Lake