Before you cast a line in the Great Barrier Reef, make sure you are familiar with the zoning rules. Recreational fishers breaking the rules in no-take Marine National Park (green) zones will face a $2200 fine.
Non-compliance of zoning rules can have serious environmental impacts and can compromise the health of the Reef. The good news is that you can do your bit to help protect the Great Barrier Reef and avoid a fine.
If you see something fishy, make sure you report it: 24-HOUR HOTLINE: 1800 380 048 (freecall) or via our online incident reporting form.
Use the tools below to make sure you know the zones before you go!
Download the Eye on the Reef App
Access zoning maps on your phone:
Use your GPS Chartplotter
How do you know which zone you’re in when you’re out fishing in the Marine Park?
Zoning information is available on some GPS fish finder units and chartplotters. Use these short videos below to understand how to show marine park zoning on three popular GPS units – Lowrance Elite, Garmin and Raymarine.
How to use your Lowrance Elite GPS plotter
How to use your Garmin GPS plotter
How to use your Raymarine GPS plotter
Note GPS chartplotter video Disclamer:
The GPS units used in this instructional video are for demonstration purposes only. Their depiction does not suggest that they, or any individual vendors or services associated with them, are necessarily endorsed or recommended by either the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority or the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Consumers should make their own enquiries as to which GPS units are most suited to their individual needs.