There are several overarching international agreements and arrangements to which Australia is a signatory or a Party. These include:
Australia works closely with other parties to promote international fisheries cooperation. The department is regularly involved in a number of multilateral forums to ensure the sustainable use of shared resources, including:
Australia works closely with its near neighbours to promote regional fisheries cooperation.
Regular bilateral meetings are held to address issues such as:
- shared stocks management
- illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, and
- fisheries and aquaculture development.
Australia also has a number of bilateral agreements or arrangements and facilitates regional dialogue with neighbouring countries (see links below) to ensure the sustainable use of shared resources.