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Fisheries Management in Australia

Fisheries and marine research helps government to establish appropriate rules that ensures fishers and aquaculture farmers use sustainable practices.

Management is complex but adaptable and takes into account the dynamic nature of the marine environment.

Australia has a responsibility to manage the third largest global marine jurisdiction and to maintain its worldwide reputation for high quality marine science.

Learn more about the management of Australia’s fisheries.

Industry Involvement in fisheries research

The seafood industry has a long history of assisting research in our marine environment to provide information and knowledge.

Outcomes of seafood industry research is continual improvements to fisheries practices through the application of latest scientific findings. This has gained our nation a place among the top four countries for management of wild fisheries.

OceanWatch have worked with industry in valuable research over the past 26 years.

Learn more about fisheries research in Australia.


Status of Australia’s Fish Stocks

The productivity of Australia’s wild-capture commercial fisheries depends on the state of the wild fish stocks.

In some cases, these fish stocks also support recreational and Indigenous fisheries.

Learn more about the status of Australian fish stocks.


Fisheries Research and Development Corporation

The FRDC has a responsibility in ensuring that research is undertaken to assist in the management of the fisheries and aquaculture resources for ongoing sustainability.

The FRDC’s role is to plan and invest in fisheries research, development and extension (RD&E) activities in Australia. This includes providing leadership and coordination of the monitoring, evaluating and reporting on RD&E activities, facilitating dissemination, extension and commercialisation.

Learn more about recent FRDC funded research

Navigate to the FRDC website

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