- Publications and forms
- Teachers and students
- Image library
- Fishing techniques
- Fish species
- Illegal fishing
- Environment and sustainability
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- Research and data
- Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES)
ABARES is a research organisation within the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF). ABARES provide independent research, analysis and advice for government and private sector decision-makers on significant issues affecting Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries.
- Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS)
AQIS is a biosecurity division within the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF). AQIS manages quarantine controls at Australian borders to minimise the risk of exotic pests and diseases entering the country. AQIS also provides import and export inspection and certification to help retain Australia’s highly favourable animal, plant and human health status and wide access to overseas export markets.
- Border Protection Command (BPC)
BPC coordinates national awareness and response efforts to protect Australia’s interests in the Australian Maritime Domain (AMD), including fisheries interests. BPC is a multi-agency taskforce which utilises assets assigned from Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and the Department of Defence to conduct civil maritime operations and is the primary government law enforcement organisation in the AMD.
- Coastlinks Victoria
The Coastlinks site has been established to serve as a single entry point coastal and marine portal for Victoria aiming to improve awareness of coastal and marine values, issues and management. Coastlinks improves sharing and access to coastal and marine information and databases for the community and Government agencies as well as facilitates coordination to ensure an integrated approach is taken in planning and managing Victoria’s coast and marine waters.
- CSIRO Division of Marine and Atmospheric Research (CMAR)
CMAR houses Australia’s leading regional climate change modelling reseach teams and aims to advance Australian climate, marine and earth systems science.
- Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF)
DAFF develops and implements policies and programs that ensure Australia’s agricultural, fisheries, food and forestry industries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable. DAFF is AFMA’s portfolio department.
- Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA)
PIRSA is a key economic development agency within the South Australian Government with the vision of growing sustainable and competitive regions. PIRSA is committed to the sustainable use of the State’s agriculture, wine, seafood, forestry, and food industries along with the provision of associated research, regulation, policy development and biosecurity imperatives.
- Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (SEWPAC)
The department is responsible for implementing the Australian Government’s policies to protect our environment and heritage, and to promote a sustainable way of life.
- Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)
The FRDC is Australia’s leading agency concerned with planning, investing in, and managing fisheries research, development and extension.
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is responsible for managing the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park so it’s protected for the future. The organisation provides a number of other services to protect and manage the Reef ranging from issuing permits, providing advice on marine management, and operating their education centre.
- New South Wales Department of Primary Industries – Fisheries and Aquaculture
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) New South Wales works to develop and sustain diverse, profitable food and fibre industries and ensures best practice management of our natural resources. The fisheries division develops, shares and protects the state’s fisheries resources through fisheries management, science and research, sustainable aquaculture development, habitat protection and regulation. It includes the Marine Parks Authority.
- Northern Territory’s Department of Resources - Fisheries
The Department of Resources (DoR) is responsible for facilitating industry development in these three vital economic sectors, ensuring the optimal use of the territory’s fisheries, primary industries, mineral and energy resources. The fisheries division of the Department of Resources works to conserve, sustainably develop and share the NT’s fish and aquatic resources to benefit both current and future generations.
- Queensland’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
DAFF Queensland provides expertise and support to assist the state’s food and fibre industries to increase productivity and profitability, improve sustainability, grow markets and adapt to change. The department is committed to delivering world-class research and development, providing leadership on industry policy, protecting industries against pests, diseases and maintaining animal welfare standards, managing fisheries sustainably and maximising the value of state-owned forests.
- Tasmania’s Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment – Sea Fishing and Aquaculture
The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) is responsible for the sustainable management and protection of Tasmania’s natural and cultural assets for the benefit of Tasmanian communities and the economy. The department manages recreational and commercial sea fisheries and has a strong focus on marine education and promoting public awareness of sustainable fisheries practices. Marine farming is also regulated by the department and has expanded rapidly in Tasmania in the past decade to become one of Tasmania’s major industries.
- Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority (PZJA)
The PZJA is responsible for the management of commercial and traditional fishing in the Australian area of the Torres Strait Protected Zone (TSPZ) and designated adjacent Torres Strait waters. The PZJA comprises the Commonwealth Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, the Queensland Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the Chair of the Torres Strait Regional Authority.
- Victoria’s Department of Primary Industries
DPI Victoria is responsible for agriculture, fisheries, earth resources, energy and forestry in Victoria. The Department designs and delivers government policies and programs that enable Victoria ‘s primary and energy industries to sustainably maximise the wealth and wellbeing they generate, by providing essential goods and services, employment, investment and recreational opportunities.
- Victoria’s Department of Sustainability and Environment
The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) leads the Victorian Government’s efforts to sustainably manage water resources and catchments, climate change, bushfires, parks and other public land, forests, biodiversity and ecosystem conservation.
- Western Australia’s Department of Fisheries
The Department of Fisheries (WA) is primarily responsible for the conservation, development and management of fish and aquatic resources of Western Australia to ensure there are ‘fish for the future’. The department does this through managing and licensing commercial and recreational fishing activities and protecting the aquatic environment and ecosystems on which fish depend.
- Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association
- Commonwealth Fisheries Association (CFA)
The CFA is non-profit organisation and is the peak body representing the collective rights, responsibilities and interests of a diverse commercial fishing industry in Commonwealth-regulated fisheries.
- Coalition of Legal Toothfish Operators (COLTO)
COLTO was founded by legal industry members to eliminate illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing for toothfish.
- Great Australian Bight Fishing Industry Association (GABIA)
GABIA works closely with the Commonwealth and State governments, researchers and other stakeholders, to help shape the sustainable future and controlled use of the clean, pristine waters of the Great Australian Bight.
- Lakes Entrance Fishermen’s Co-operative Ltd (LEFCOL)
- Northern Prawn Fishing Industry
- Northern Prawn Fishery Queensland Trawl Association (NPFQTA)
- Northern Territory Trawler Owners Association (NTTOA)
- NSW Commercial Fishers
This website assists the commercial fishing industry by giving commercial fishers the opportunity to advertise, buy and sell their shares and fishing gear. The site also shares articles of interest such as the SeaNet Report, media releases, environmental issues and other information that affects the fishing industry.
- Queensland Seafood Industry Association (QSIA)
QSIA is the seafood industry peak body representing Queensland wild caught fishermen and post harvest operators. These include licensed commercial fishermen, wholesale and retail merchants along with allied industries that make up the wider seafood sector.
Quota-Board is an initiative to bring all Commercial Fishing Licence and Quota sales under one roof.
- Seafood Industry Victoria (SIV)
Seafood Industry Victoria (SIV) is the peak body representing professional fishing, seafood processors and exporters in Victoria. SIV represents industry’s interests across a range of forums including fisheries legislation and management, licensing and access issues, marine parks, native title, environmental issues, safety, education and training, research and development, media and public relations and also marketing and promotion of seafood.
- Seafood Services Australia (SSA)
SSA was established byt the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and the Australian Seafood Industry. The goal of Seafood Services Australia (SSA) is to enhance the profitability, international competitiveness, sustainability and resilience of the Australian seafood industry
See also: Standard Fish Names Database
- South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association (SETFIA)
The South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association represents the interests of Commonwealth-licensed trawl fishermen in the South East Trawl Fishery.
- Sustainable Shark Fishery Incorporated
- Tasmanian Scallop Fishermen’s Association
- Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council (TSIC)
TSIC is the peak body representing the interests of wild capture fishers, marine farmers and seafood processors in Tasmania. The council works in conjunction with the industry sector groups to ensure that all sectors of industry are ecologically sustainable and make an ongoing economic contribution to the Tasmanian economy, particularly in regional areas.
- Western Australia Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC)
WAFIC is the peak industry body representing professional fishing, pearling and aquaculture enterprises as well as processors and exporters in Western Australia.
- Western Australian Northern Trawl Owners Association (WANTOA)
- Women’s Industry Network Seafood Community (WINSC)
WINSC is a not-for-profit, independent network and is the only national organisation in Australia that represents women in the Seafood Industry. It is a unique network that covers the tough, high-tech world of commercial fishing, the cutting edge aquaculture, research and processing sectors along with policy and resource management with an aim to enhance the role of women in the seafood industry.
Industry consultants and brokers
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- Beacon Marine Commercial
Beacon Marine is one of WA’s most professional and respected boat sales organisations.
- Marine Brokers Australia
Marine Brokers Australia specialise in the brokerage of Australian fishing quota and licenses.
- McGuinness Fisheries
McGuinnes Fisheries specialise in the sale, purchase and lease of licence packages, fishing quota and commercial fishing and marine vessels.
- Melbourne Shipbrokers
Melbourne Shipbrokers are specialists in Australian commercial fishing licences, permits and quota as well as the sale of vessels. The company is affiliated with international brokers which means Melbourne Shipbrokers can source vessels from around the world. The company is also the authorised representative for the insurance of a significant number of Australian fishing and charter vessels.
- Oakley Shipping
Oakley Shipping are international commercial shipbrokers based in the port city of Geelong, Victoria. Oakley Shipping specialise as commerical sale and purchase brokers for fishing boats and licenses, ferries, supply vessels, tugs and barges. The company also act as valuers and marine consultants.
- Seavine Commercial Marine
Seavine Commercial Marine are brokers to the commercial fishing industry, offering comprehensive brokerage and consultancy servces to professional fisherman. The comany specialise in the sale, purchase and leasing of commercial fishing licences, permits, quota and commercial fishing vessels.
- National Fisheries Ecologically Sustainable Development
The website is part of a national initiative to implement ESD within the management of all Australian fisheries and aquaculture resources. ESD is a dynamic concept that seeks to integrate short and long-term economic, social and environmental effects into the decision-making of government and industry. All Australian fisheries agencies and industry groups are committed to implementing the principles of ESD.
- Australian Society for Fish Biology
The Australian Society for Fish Biology is a professional, independent, non-profit, and non-aligned organisation that aims to promote research, education and management of fish and fisheries in Australia and to provide a forum for the exchange of information.
- Standard Fish Names Database
- Cairns Professional Game Fishing Association (CPGFA)
CPGFA was formed to provide a united and representative voice for the local game fishing industry on matters relating to vessel survey and manning requirements.
- The PEW Environment Group Port State Performance
The Pew Environment Group’s Port State Performance research focuses on the role that port states play in abating illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing by assessing how effectively they are implementing port state measures.
- Joint Tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organisations
This web site serves as an informal framework for sharing information from tuna Regional Fishery Management Organizations (RFMOs). Tuna RFMOs are intergovernmental organizations that carry out data collection, scientific monitoring and management of tuna and tuna-like resources.
- Bureau of Meteorology Southern Hemisphere moon phases
- Ministry for Primary Industries New Zealand
The Ministry for Primary Industries is focused on developing strategies to increase the sustainable economic growth of New Zealand’s primary sector.
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) - Fisheries
Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. The Organisation is committed to helping countries manage fisheries and aquaculture more effectively and to ensuring that fish continue to be a significant source of food, livelihood and trade for future generations.
- International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)
The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas is an inter-government fishery organisation responsible for the conservation of tunas and tuna-like species in the Atlantic Ocean and its adjacent seas.
- Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC)
The IATTC, established by international convention in 1950, is responsible for the conservation and management of fisheries for tunas and other species taken by tuna-fishing vessels in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
- National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA)
NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service is the federal agency, a division of the United States Department of Commerce, responsible for the stewardship of the nation’s living marine resources and their habitat. NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service is responsible for the management, conservation and protection of living marine resources within the United States’ Exclusive Economic Zone (water three to 200 mile offshore).
- Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO)
NAFO is an intergovernmental fisheries science and management body designed to contribute through consultation and cooperation to the optimum utilization, rational management and conservation of the fishery resources of the Convention Area.
- Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)
The WCPFC was established by the Convention for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPF Convention). The WCPFC Convention seeks to address problems in the management of high seas fisheries resulting from unregulated fishing, over-capitalization, excessive fleet capacity, vessel re-flagging to escape controls, insufficiently selective gear, unreliable databases and insufficient multilateral cooperation in respect to conservation and management of highly migratory fish stocks.
- Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)
The FFA strengthens national capacity and regional solidarity so its 17 Pacific Island members can manage, control and develop their tuna fisheries now and in the future.
- Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)
The CCAMLR is recognised as a pioneer in the development of the ‘ecosystem approach’ to the management of marine living resources.
- Regional Plan of Action (RPOA)
The Regional Plan of Action is a joint initiative between the Republic of Indonesia and the Australian government to combat against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing activities.
- Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT)
CCSBT is an intergovernmental organisation responsible for the management of southern bluefin tuna throughout its distribution to ensure, the conservation and optimum utilisation of southern bluefin tuna.
- Changes in the Gillnet, Hook and Trap Sector of the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery to Protect Dolphins
- Draft Shark Plan 2
- Changes in the Gillnet, Hook and Trap Sector of the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery
- Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Management arrangements booklet 2011
- Freedom of Information