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Fish aggregating devices

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Fish aggregating devices (FADs) are deployed in the following locations all year round:

South East Queensland

FAD type

FAD location

Latitude (DDM)

Longitude (DDM)

Distance from nearest access point (nm)

Depth of water (m)

Surface FAD

FAD 1: Gold Coast 24s

27° 59.268'S

153° 31.747'E

6 from Gold Coast Seaway

46

Surface FAD

FAD 2: Gold Coast 50s

27° 55.790'S

153° 45.198'E

16 from Gold Coast Seaway

85

Surface FAD

FAD 3: Gold Coast 36s

27° 48.408'S

153° 37.472'E

12 from Gold Coast Seaway

68

Surface FAD

FAD 11: Gold Coast 36s

28° 03.047'S

153° 39.480'E

16 from Gold Coast seaway

65

Surface FAD

FAD 12: Gold Coast 36s

27° 56.040'S

153° 38.331'E

11 from Gold Coast seaway

64

Surface FAD

FAD 12B: Gold Coast 36s

27° 55.462'S

153° 37.571'E

11 from Gold Coast seaway

64

Surface FAD

FAD 12C: Gold Coast 36s

27° 55.029'S

153° 38.267'E

11 from Gold Coast seaway

64

Surface FAD

FAD 13: Gold Coast 50s

27° 44.368'S

153° 44.314'E

20 from Gold Coast Seaway

86

Surface FAD

FAD 14: Gold Coast 36s

27° 40.460'S

153° 36.166'E

18 from Gold Coast Seaway

66

Surface FAD

FAD 15: Point Lookout offshore

27° 23.448'S

153° 40.623'E

12 from South Passage bar

104

Surface FAD

FAD 4: Stradbroke offshore

27° 17.029'S

153° 37.672'E

9.5 from South Passage Bar

83

Surface FAD

FAD 16: Moreton offshore

27° 11.097'S

153° 36.894'E

13 from South Passage bar

108

Surface FAD

FAD 5: Moreton offshore

27° 05.797'S

153° 34.177'E

14 from Comboyuro Point

89

Surface FAD

FAD 17: Cape Moreton offshore

26° 59.654'S

153° 33.585'E

5 from Cape Moreton

108

Surface FAD

FAD 6: Bribie offshore

26° 55.735'S

153° 31.775'E

12 from Comboyuro Point

100

Surface FAD

FAD 18: Wide Caloundra

26° 44.758'S

153° 27.189'E

18 from Mooloolaba

60

Surface FAD

FAD 19: Mooloolaba 18nm

26° 36.144'S

153° 25.765'E

17 from Mooloolaba

49

Surface FAD

FAD 7: Mooloolaba 10nm

26° 35.908'S

153° 19.686'E

10 from Mooloolaba

55

Surface FAD

FAD 7B: Mooloolaba 10nm

26° 34.999'S

153° 18.665'E

10 from Mooloolaba

56

Surface FAD

FAD 7C: Mooloolaba 10nm

26° 35.099'S

153° 20.727'E

10 from Mooloolaba

56

Surface FAD

FAD 8: Mooloolaba east

26° 34.259'S

153° 33.796'E

24 from Mooloolaba

101

Surface FAD

FAD 20: Noosa

26° 22.700'S

153° 14.300'E

9 from Noosa

52

Surface FAD

FAD 9: Noosa

26° 15.558'S

153° 19.754'E

14 from Noosa

55

Surface FAD

FAD 10: Double Island offshore

25° 53.075'S

153° 21.907'E

16 from Wide Bay Bar

57

Surface FAD

FAD 21: Fraser Island offshore

25° 41.269'S

153° 22.616'E

17 from Wide Bay bar

51

Subsurface FAD

SFAD 1A: Gold Coast continental shelf

27° 55.542'S

153° 53.764'E

25 from Gold Coast Seaway

256

Subsurface FAD

SFAD 1B: Gold Coast continental shelf

27° 54.555'S

153° 54.108'E

25 from Gold Coast Seaway

273

Subsurface FAD

SFAD 1C: Gold Coast continental shelf

27° 55.425'S

153° 54.765'E

26 from Gold Coast Seaway

306

Subsurface FAD

SFAD 2A: Point Lookout continental shelf

27° 25.720'S

153° 49.764'E

19 from South Passage Bar

250

Subsurface FAD

SFAD 2B: Point Lookout continental shelf

27° 24.894'S

153° 50.489'E

20 from South Passage Bar

258

Subsurface FAD

SFAD 2C: Point Lookout continental shelf

27° 25.738'S

153° 51.278'E

20 from South Passage Bar

290

Subsurface FAD

SFAD 3A: Cape Moreton continental shelf

27° 01.074'S

153° 45.918'E

22 from Comboyuro Point

269

Subsurface FAD

SFAD 3B: Cape Moreton continental shelf

27° 00.412'S

153° 46.696'E

23 from Comboyuro Point

280

Subsurface FAD

SFAD 3C: Cape Moreton continental shelf

27° 01.088'S

153° 47.563'E

23 from Comboyuro Point

295

Subsurface FAD

SFAD 4A: Mooloolaba continental shelf

26° 40.491'S

153° 40.111'E

29 from Mooloolaba

233

Subsurface FAD

SFAD 4B: Mooloolaba continental shelf

26° 39.887'S

153° 40.786'E

29 from Mooloolaba

244

Subsurface FAD

SFAD 4C: Mooloolaba continental shelf

26° 40.709'S

153° 41.170'E

30 from Mooloolaba

252

Wide Bay Burnett

FAD type

FAD location

Latitude (DDM)

Longitude (DDM)

Distance from nearest access point (nm)

Depth of water (m)

Surface FAD

FAD F1: Rooney Point, Fraser Island

24° 48.296'S

153° 05.638'E

31 from Urangan

34

Surface FAD

FAD F2: Fraser Island offshore

24° 37.897'S

153° 24.348'E

8 from Sandy Cape

54

Surface FAD

FAD F3: Fraser Island offshore

24° 58.062'S

153° 32.673'E

11 from Waddy Point

54

Far North Queensland

FAD type

FAD location

Latitude (DDM)

Longitude (DDM)

Distance from nearest access point (nm)

Depth of water (m)

Surface FAD

FAD G1: Weipa

12° 58.959'S

141° 17.009'E

36 from Weipa

30

Surface FAD

FAD G2: Weipa

12° 54.711'S

141° 22.625'E

29 from Weipa

30

Surface FAD

FAD G3: Weipa

12° 48.671'S

141° 23.665'E

25 from Weipa

30

Surface FAD

FAD G4: Weipa

12° 49.903'S

141° 32.594'E

18 from Weipa

21

In this guide:

  1. How fish aggregating devices work
  2. Safe use of fish aggregating devices
  3. Find a fish aggregating device

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