Fisheries and aquaculture statistics

The Australian fisheries and aquaculture statistics 2017 report contains a detailed analysis of fisheries product consumption, production and trade for the period 2006-07 to 2016-17. The latest edition includes data on the volume and value of production from state, territory and Commonwealth commercial fisheries (both wild-catch and aquaculture) for the 2016-17 financial year.

It also includes data on the volume and value of Australian fisheries trade, by destination, source and product. Profiles of Commonwealth and state/territory commercial fisheries and state/territory aquaculture for 2015-16 and 2016-17 are also provided.

Information is also provided on the recreational sector and customary fishing by Indigenous Australians.

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