Several fishery resources of commercial importance to Australia can only be managed effectively through cooperative regional action. Accordingly the Fisheries Branch:
- provides policy advice and coordination on fisheries issues involving neighbouring countries
- seeks to secure cooperation from countries with whom we share resources to improve standards of fisheries management in those countries, and
- seeks to influence the standard of regional fisheries management through participation in relevant regional bodies.
DAFF leads Australia's engagement in the following regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs):
DAFF is also active in a range of other multilateral and regional fisheries forums, some of which are:
Other responsibilities include:
Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (RFMOs)/Conventions