Fishery Status Reports

Fishery status reports 2018 provides an independent evaluation of the biological and economic status of fish stocks managed solely or jointly by the Australian Government.

This 23rd edition of the Fishery status reports covers the biological status of 95 fish stocks across 22 fisheries, including those managed both solely and jointly by the Australian Government. The reports summarise the performance of these fisheries against the requirements of fisheries legislation and policy.

The fisheries assessed in the Fishery status reports 2018 generated an estimated gross value of production of $403 million in 2016–17, which is 13 per cent of Australia's total fisheries and aquaculture gross value of production of $3.1 billion. 

The Fishery status reports form part of a suite of ABARES publications that aim to provide a comprehensive and multidimensional account of the trends and outlook for Australian fisheries. The Australian fisheries statistics reports provide annual updates of fisheries production and trade data. Detailed analysis of the net economic returns of selected Commonwealth fisheries is provided in the annual Australian fisheries economic indicators report

Australian Fishing Zone showing the location of Commonwealth fisheries

Map showing Australian Fishing Zone and the location of Commonwealth fisheriesMap Courtesy of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, 2008

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Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, 2018

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Last reviewed:
16 Nov 2018