This 23rd edition of the Fishery status reports covers the biological status of 95 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 2018 generated an estimated gross value of production of $403 million in 2016-17, which is 13 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.