The latest on the status of Australia's fisheries

​23 October 2014

Today, ABARES released the Fishery status reports 2013–14, which include the most up-to-date assessment of fish stocks that are solely or jointly managed by the Australian Government.

ABARES Executive Director, Karen Schneider, said the report provides an independent evaluation of the biological, economic and environmental status of 93 fish stocks across 21 fisheries.

“This is the first year since 2006 that no stocks managed solely by the Australian Government have been classified as subject to overfishing,” Ms Schneider said.

“However, there are still a number of stocks managed solely by the Australian Government that are classified as overfished, and a small number of jointly-managed stocks that are overfished or subject to overfishing.

“The report also provides an economic analysis of the fisheries, finding the total gross value of production (GVP) of Commonwealth fisheries in 2012–13 was $319.7 million, which is about 13 per cent of Australia's total fisheries and aquaculture GVP of $2.4 billion.”

This report forms part of a suite of ABARES publications that aim to provide a comprehensive and multidimensional account of the trends and outlook for Australian fisheries.

For a copy of the report visit ABARES publications

www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/publications

Media inquiries contact Ag Media media@agriculture.gov.au
Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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