Fisheries economics

ABARES produces economic research which provides a comprehensive account of historical trends in, the outlook for, Australian fisheries, and specific reports into fisheries issues with economic impacts. Information and analysis contained in these reports are accessed by policy makers, managers, researchers and industry.

Latest research

Fishery Status Reports 2019

Fishery status reports 2019 provides an independent evaluation of the biological and economic status of fish stocks managed solely or jointly by the Australian Government.

This 24rd edition of the Fishery status reports covers the biological status of 96 fish stocks across 22 fisheries, including those managed both solely and jointly by the 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 2019 generated an estimated gross value of production of $390 million in 2017-18, which is 12 per cent of Australia's total fisheries and aquaculture gross value of production of $3.1 billion.

Published: 27 September 2019


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An assessment of the non-market value of avoiding marine pest incursions in Australia's waters

This report analyses public sentiment on the protection of the Australian environment from the impacts of new exotic marine pests. It shows that Australians place significant value on the health of the marine environment.

Published: 24 April 2018


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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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