New Eastern Blue Groper fishing rule changes

From 1 March 2024, taking Eastern Blue Groper by any method, including line fishing, is prohibited as part of a 12-month trial, to ensure greater protection of this iconic species.

During the 12-month trial, DPI Fisheries are consulting with stakeholders and the broader community on longer term changes to Eastern Blue Groper fishing rules. Public submissions are now open, see below for more information.


Have your say on the recent Eastern Blue Groper rule changes

NSW DPI is encouraging the public to have their say on the 12 month trial of rule changes to Eastern Blue Groper. Submissions close 5pm 30 April 2024.

Eastern Blue Groper Consultation Form