Fishery Status Reports

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 24th 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.

The Fishery status reports form part of a suite of ABARES publications that aim to provide a comprehensive and multidimensional account of the trends and outlook for Australian fisheries. The Australian fisheries statistics reports provide annual updates of fisheries production and trade data. Detailed analysis of the net economic returns of selected Commonwealth fisheries is provided in the annual Australian fisheries economic indicators report.

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Australian Fishing Zone showing the location of Commonwealth fisheries

Map showing Australian Fishing Zone and the location of Commonwealth fisheriesMap Courtesy of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, 2008

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Department of Agriculture, 2019

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Fishery Status Reports 2019 in full PDF 513 40.5 MB
Fishery Status Reports 2019 in full with lower resolution images PDF 513 5.8 MB

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Chapter 1 - Overview PDF 31 0.7 MB
Chapter 2 - Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery PDF 13 0.4 MB
Chapter 3 - Coral Sea Fishery - PDF PDF 14 0.4 MB
Chapter 4 - Norfolk Island Fishery PDF 3 0.3 MB
Chapter 5 - Northern Prawn Fishery PDF 22 0.5 MB
Chapter 6 - North West Slope Trawl Fishery PDF 8 0.3 MB
Chapter 7 - Small Pelagic Fishery PDF 22 0.4 MB
Chapter 8 - Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery PDF 18 0.4 MB
Chapter 9 - Commonwealth Trawl and Scalefish Hook sectors PDF 85 1.2 MB
Chapter 10 - East Coast Deepwater Trawl Sector PDF 7 1.0 MB
Chapter 11 - Great Australian Bight Trawl Sector PDF 19 0.4 MB
Chapter 12 - Shark Gillnet and Shark Hook sectors PDF 27 0.5 MB
Chapter 13 - Southern Squid Jig Fishery PDF 11 0.4 MB
Chapter 14 - Western Deepwater Trawl Fishery PDF 10 0.3 MB
Chapter 15 - Torres Strait Fisheries PDF 3 0.2 MB
Chapter 16 - Torres Strait Finfish Fishery PDF 12 0.4 MB
Chapter 17 - Torres Strait Tropical Rock Lobster Fishery PDF 12 0.4 MB
Chapter 18 - Torres Strait Prawn Fishery PDF 14 0.4 MB
Chapter 19 - Torres Strait Beche-de-mer and Trochus Fisheries PDF 14 0.4 MB
Chapter 20 - International fishery management arrangements PDF 5 0.2 MB
Chapter 21 - Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery PDF 23 0.5 MB
Chapter 22 - Skipjack Tuna Fisheries PDF 10 0.3 MB
Chapter 23 - Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery PDF 11 0.4 MB
Chapter 24 - Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery PDF 18 0.4 MB
Chapter 25 - Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery PDF 12 0.4 MB
Chapter 26 - Macquarie Island Toothfish Fishery PDF 7 0.4 MB
Chapter 27 - CCAMLR Exploratory Toothfish Fisheries PDF 14 0.4 MB
Chapter 28 - High-seas fisheries for non-highly migratory species PDF 15 0.4 MB
Chapter 29 - Joint authority fisheriesPDF 12 0.2 MB
Chapter 30 - The status determination process PDF 12 0.3 MB
Appendix A, Acronyms and units, Glossary PDF 22 0.3 MB

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Fishery Status Reports 2018 PDF 549 6.5 MB

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Last reviewed: 20 November 2019
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