Coral reef fin fish will be off limits from Saturday as part of the first of two annual closures to protect these fish during spawning season.
Coral reef fin fish will be off limits from Saturday as part of the first of two annual closures to protect these fish during spawning season. Thinkstock

Coral reef fin fish off limits during five day closures

CORAL reef fin fish will be off limits from Saturday as part of the first of two annual closures to protect these fish during spawning season.

The two five-day closures coincided with the new moon, when key coral reef fish species aggregated to spawn.

A reef fish web guide is available online at www.fisheries.qld.gov.au to help fishers identify fish listed as coral reef fin fish, including cods, groupers and parrot fish.