There are many aquatic species that are protected throughout Queensland
and are prohibited from being in anyone’s possession without a permit. Some of these include: female mud and blue swimmer crabs, black teatfish, and certain lobster and clam species. There are also aquatic species that are totally prohibited and if accidently caught, must be immediately and carefully returned to the water. Some of these include: Bloomfield River Cod, Lungfish, River blackfish, Barramundi
cod, Potato Cod, Red bass, Queensland
grouper, Paddletail and Chinaman fish.