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In total, 294 stock status assessments were undertaken across the 83 species chapters, with assessments undertaken at the biological stock level, wherever possible.

A stock status classification could be determined for 232 of the stocks assessed, a substantial increase over the 170 stocks that could be assessed in 2014. The remaining stocks were classified as 49 undefined and 13 negligible stocks. The undefined stock classification does not necessarily mean that the stock is at increased risk; it means that there is limited or conflicting information available to undertake the assessment. Stocks classified as negligible are unlikely to be at risk.

Of the 232 stock status classifications that could be assigned:

  • 175 stocks or 60 per cent were assessed as being sustainable,
  • 26 stocks or 9 per cent transitional–depleting,
  • 9 stocks or 3 per cent transitional–recovering,
  • 5 stocks or 2 per cent environmentally limited, and
  • 17 stocks or 6 per cent overfished.

The 17 stocks classified as overfished are Ballot's Saucer Scallop (East Coast Otter Trawl Fishery), Bigeye Tuna (Pacific Ocean), Black Jewfish (Northern Territory), Gemfish (Eastern), Giant Crab (Tasmania), Golden Snapper (Northern Territory), Greenlip Abalone (Victorian Central Zone Fishery, Victorian Western Zone Fishery), Mulloway (New South Wales), Orange Roughy (South Tasman Rise, Southern Zone, Western Zone), School Shark (Southern Australia), Southern Bluefin Tuna (Global), Southern Garfish (Northern Gulf St. Vincent, Western Australia West Coast) and Vongole (Port River Cockle Fishing Zone).

The total volume of commercial catch reported in the Status of Australian fish stocks reports 2016 from Australian-managed fisheries is over 134,450  tonnes. This total does not include international catches (that is, catch taken outside Australian waters by countries other than Australia) of the tuna and billfish species that are reported in the Status of Australian fish stocks reports 2016. The Australian catch of these species, with the exception of Southern Bluefin Tuna, is relatively small compared with the international catch.

Of the Australian catch reported in the Status of Australian fish stocks reports 2016, 85.41 per cent is from sustainable stocks, 2.90 per cent is from transitional–depleting stocks, 0.96 per cent is from transitional–recovering stocks, 6.33 per cent is from overfished stocks, 0.02 per cent from environmentally limited stocks, 4.36 per cent is from undefined stocks and 0.01 per cent is from the stocks classed as negligible (Table 1).

There were 118 stock status assessments at the biological stock level. Of these, 85 biological stocks were considered sustainable stocks, 7 transitional–depleting stocks, 5 transitional–recovering stocks, 7 overfished stocks, 12 undefined stocks and 2 negligible stocks (Table 1). 

Stock status assessments at the biological stock level could not be done for 176 stocks. Of these, 105 stock status assessments are presented at the management unit level and 71 at the jurisdiction level.

Of the 105 stock status assessments carried out at the management unit level, 56 management units were considered to be sustainable stocks, 15 transitional–depleting stocks, 4 transitional–recovering stocks, 4 environmentally limited stocks, 7 overfished stocks, 17 undefined stocks and 2 negligible stocks (Table 1).  

Of the 71 jurisdiction-based stock status assessments, 34 assessments were considered sustainable stocks, 4 transitional–depleting stocks, 3 overfished stocks, 1 environmentally-limited stock, 20 undefined stocks and 9 negligible stocks (Table 1). None were considered to be transitional–recovering stocks.

In addition to assessing the status of the species, the Status of Australian fish stocks reports 2016 provides key statistics and the main features of the fisheries that target each species, and discusses the effects of fishing on the marine environment and effects of the environment on fish stocks.

In future, it is intended that most species currently assessed in the Status of Australian fish stocks reports 2016 at the level of management unit or jurisdiction will be assessed at the biological stock level, where research has determined the biological stock boundaries.

Table 1: Stock status classification summary of the stocks in the Status of Australian fish stocks reports 2016, and the proportion of the catch of all species considered in the reports
     

Stock status

Number of stocks

Total

Catch

% of total

 

Biological stock

Management unit

Jurisdiction

stocks

('000 t)

catch of species

Sustainable stock

85

56

34

175

114.84

85.41

Transitional-depleting

7

15

4

26

3.91

2.90

Transitional-recovering

5

4

9

1.29

0.96

Overfished

7

7

3

17

8.51

6.33

Environmentally limited

4

1

5

0.03

0.02

Undefined

12

17

20

49

5.87

4.36

Negligible

2

2

9

13

0.01

0.01

Total

118

105

71

294

134.45

100

 

a The total does not include international catches (that is, catch taken outside Australian waters by countries other than Australia) of the four tuna and billfish species.  

 

Table 2: Status assessment summary for all species and species complexes

SPECIES

STOCK

JURISDICTION

STOCK STATUS

Albacore

Indian Ocean (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

South Pacific Ocean (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

AUSTRALIAN SALMONS

Eastern Australia (B)

New South Wales

Sustainable

 

Tasmania

 

Victoria

 

Western Australia (B)

South Australia

Sustainable

 

Victoria

 

 

Western Australia

Australian Sardine

Eastern Australia (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

New South Wales

 

Victoria

 

Southern Australia (B)

South Australia

Sustainable

 

Victoria

 

Western Australia South Coast (B)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Western Australia West Coast (B)

Western Australia

Sustainable

Ballot's Saucer Scallop

Abrohlos Island and Mid-West Trawl managed Fishery (M)

Western Australia

Environmentally limited

 

East Coast Otter Trawl Fishery (M)

Queensland

Overfished

 

Shark Bay Scallop Managed Fishery (M)

Western Australia

Transitional-recovering

 

South Coast Trawl Fishery (M)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

South West Trawl Managed Fishery (M)

Western Australia

Sustainable

BALMAIN BUGS

East Coast (B)

New South Wales

Sustainable

 

Queensland

 

South Australia (J)

South Australia

Negligible

 

Victoria (J)

Victoria

Negligible

 

Western Australia (J)

Western Australia

Negligible

Banana Prawn

East Coast (M)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

Exmouth Gulf Prawn Managed Fishery (M)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Kimberley Prawn Managed Fishery (M)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Nickol Bay and Onslow Prawn Managed Fisheries (M)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Northern Prawn Fishery (M)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

Banded Morwong

Tasmanian Banded Morwong Fishery (M)

Tasmania

Transitional-depleting

 

Victorian Banded Morwong Fishery (M)

Victoria

Undefined

Barramundi

Barramundi Fishery (M)

Northern Territory

Sustainable

 

Central East Coast (B)

Queensland

Sustainable

Kimberley Gillnet and Barramundi Managed Fishery (M)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Mackay (B)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

North-East Coast (B)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

Northern Gulf of Carpentaria (B)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

Princess Charlotte Bay (B)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

South-East Coast (B)

Queensland

Negligible

 

Southern Gulf of Carpentaria (B)

Queensland

Transitional-depleting

Bigeye Tuna

Indian Ocean (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

Pacific Ocean (B)

Commonwealth

Overfished

Black Jewfish

Gulf of Carpentaria (M)

Queensland

Undefined

 

Northern Territory (J)

Northern Territory

Overfished

 

Queensland East Coast (M)

Queensland

Undefined

 

Western Australia (J)

Western Australia

Sustainable

Blacklip Abalone

New South Wales (J)

New South Wales

Sustainable

 

South Australian Central Zone Fishery (M)

South Australia

Transitional-depleting

 

South Australian Southern Zone Fishery (M)

South Australia

Transitional-depleting

 

South Australian Western Zone Fishery (M)

South Australia

Transitional-depleting

 

Tasmanian Bass Strait Zone Fishery (M)

Tasmania

Sustainable

 

Tasmanian Central Western Zone Fishery (M)

Tasmania

Transitional-depleting

 

Tasmanian Eastern Zone Fishery (M)

Tasmania

Sustainable

 

Tasmanian Northern Zone Fishery (M)

Tasmania

Transitional-depleting

 

Tasmanian Western Zone Fishery (M)

Tasmania

Transitional-depleting

 

Victorian Central Zone Fishery (M)

Victoria

Transitional-depleting

 

Victorian Eastern Zone Fishery (M)

Victoria

Transitional-depleting

 

Victorian Western Zone Fishery (M)

Victoria

Sustainable

 

Western Australia (J)

Western Australia

Negligible

BLACKTIP SHARKS

East Coast (B)

New South Wales

Sustainable

 

Queensland

 

Gulf of Carpentaria (B)

Northern Territory

Undefined

 

Queensland

 

North and West Coast (B)

Northern Territory

Sustainable

 

 

Western Australia

Blue Grenadier

Commonwealth Trawl Sector (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

Great Australian Bight Trawl Sector (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

Blue Mackerel

Eastern (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

New South Wales

 

Tasmania

 

Western (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

Tasmania

 

 

Western Australia

Blue Swimmer Crab

Cockburn Sound (M)

Western Australia

Environmentally limited

 

Gulf St. Vincent (B)

South Australia

Sustainable

 

North-Eastern Australia (B)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

Peel-Harvey Estuary (M)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Shark Bay (M)

Western Australia

Transitional-recovering

 

South-Eastern Australia (B)

New South Wales

Sustainable

 

Spencer Gulf (B)

South Australia

Sustainable

 

West Coast (B)

South Australia

Undefined

 

Western Australia North Coast (M)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Western Australia South-West Coast (M)

Western Australia

Sustainable

Blue-eye Trevalla

Eastern Australia (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

New South Wales

 

Queensland

 

Tasmania

 

Western Australia (B)

Western Australia

Sustainable

Commercial Scallop

Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery (M)

Commonwealth

Undefined

 

Ocean Scallop Fishery (M)

Victoria

Undefined

 

Port Phillip Bay Dive Scallop Fishery (M)

Victoria

Sustainable

 

Tasmanian Scallop Fishery (M)

Tasmania

Undefined

Common Jack Mackerel

Eastern (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

New South Wales

 

Tasmania

 

Western (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

 

Tasmania

CORAL TROUTS

Coral Reef Fin Fish Fishery (M)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

Gulf of Carpentaria (M)

Queensland

Undefined

 

Northern Territory (J)

Northern Territory

Sustainable

 

Torres Strait Finfish Fishery (M)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

Western Australia (J)

Western Australia

Sustainable

Crimson Snapper

East Coast Queensland (B)

Queensland

Undefined

 

North Coast Bioregion (B)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Northern Australia (B)

Northern Territory

Sustainable

 

 

Queensland

Deepwater Flathead

Great Australian Bight (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

Dusky Flathead

New South Wales (J)

New South Wales

Undefined

 

Queensland (J)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

Victoria (J)

Victoria

Sustainable

Dusky Whaler

Eastern Australia (B)

Commonwealth

Undefined

 

New South Wales

 

Western Australia (B)

Commonwealth

Transitional-recovering

 

South Australia

 

 

Western Australia

Eastern King Prawn

Eastern Australia (B)

New South Wales

Sustainable

 

 

Queensland

Eastern Rock Lobster

New South Wales Rock Lobster Fishery (B)

New South Wales

Sustainable

Eastern School Prawn

New South Wales (J)

New South Wales

Sustainable

 

Queensland (J)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

Victoria (J)

Victoria

Undefined

Eastern School Whiting

South-Eastern Australia (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

New South Wales

 

Tasmania

 

 

Victoria

ENDEAVOUR PRAWNS

East Coast Otter Trawl Fishery (Red and Blue Endeavour Prawn) (M)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

Exmouth Gulf Prawn Managed Fishery (Blue Endeavour Prawn) (M)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

North Coast Prawn Managed Fishery (Blue Endeavour Prawn) (M)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Northern Prawn Fishery (Blue Endeavour Prawn) (M)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

Northern Prawn Fishery (Red Endeavour Prawn) (M)

Commonwealth

Undefined

 

Shark Bay Prawn Managed Fishery (Blue Endeavour Prawn) (M)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Torres Strait Prawn Fishery (Blue Endeavour Prawn) (M)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

Gemfish

Eastern (B)

Commonwealth

Overfished

 

New South Wales

 

Western (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

Giant Crab

Giant Crab Fishery (Tasmania) (M)

Tasmania

Overfished

 

Giant Crab Fishery (Victoria) (M)

Victoria

Undefined

 

South Australia (J)

South Australia

Undefined

 

Western Australia (J)

Western Australia

Sustainable

Goldband Snapper

East Coast Queensland (M)

Queensland

Undefined

 

Gascoyne (B)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Kimberley (B)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Northern Australia (B)

Northern Territory

Sustainable

 

Queensland

 

Pilbara (B)

Western Australia

Sustainable

Golden Snapper

East Coast (M)

Queensland

Undefined

 

Gulf of Carpentaria (M)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

Northern Territory (J)

Northern Territory

Overfished

 

Western Australia (J)

Western Australia

Sustainable

Gould's Squid

South-Eastern Australia (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

New South Wales

 

 

Tasmania

Greenlip Abalone

South Australian Central Zone Fishery (M)

South Australia

Transitional-depleting

 

South Australian Southern Zone Fishery (M)

South Australia

Undefined

 

South Australian Western Zone Fishery (M)

South Australia

Sustainable

 

Tasmanian Greenlip Abalone Fishery (M)

Tasmania

Transitional-depleting

 

Victorian Central Zone Fishery (M)

Victoria

Overfished

 

Victorian Western Zone Fishery (M)

Victoria

Overfished

 

Western Australian Area 2 Fishery (M)

Western Australia

Transitional-depleting

 

Western Australian Area 3 Fishery (M)

Western Australia

Transitional-depleting

Grey Mackerel

Gulf of Carpentaria (B)

Northern Territory

Sustainable

 

Queensland

 

North East Queensland (B)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

North West Northern Territory (B)

Northern Territory

Sustainable

 

South East Queensland (B)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

Western Australia (B)

Western Australia

Sustainable

Gummy Shark

Eastern Australia (B)

New South Wales

Undefined

 

Southern Australia (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

New South Wales

 

South Australia

 

Tasmania

 

Victoria

 

 

Western Australia

King George Whiting

Gulf St. Vincent (B)

South Australia

Transitional-depleting

 

Spencer Gulf (B)

South Australia

Transitional-depleting

 

Victoria (J)

Victoria

Sustainable

 

West Coast - Eyre Peninsula (B)

South Australia

Sustainable

 

Western Australia (J)

Western Australia

Sustainable

King Threadfin

East Coast (M)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

Gulf of Carpentaria (B)

Queensland

Transitional-depleting

 

Northern Territory (J)

Northern Territory

Sustainable

 

Western Australia (J)

Western Australia

Sustainable

Luderick

Eastern Australia (B)

New South Wales

Sustainable

 

Queensland

 

Tasmania

 

 

Victoria

Mackerel Icefish

Heard Island and McDonald Islands (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

MORETON BAY BUGS

East Coast Otter Trawl Fishery (M)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

Northern Prawn Fishery (M)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

Torres Strait Prawn Fishery (M)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

Western Australia (J)

Western Australia

Sustainable

MUD CRABS

Arafura-West Mud Crab Fishery (M)

Northern Territory

Sustainable

 

East Coast (M)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

Estuary General Fishery (M)

New South Wales

Undefined

 

Gulf of Carpentaria (M)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

Kimberley Developing Mud Crab Fishery (M)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Western Gulf of Carpentaria Mud Crab Fishery (M)

Northern Territory

Transitional-depleting

Mulloway

New South Wales (J)

New South Wales

Overfished

 

Queensland (J)

Queensland

Undefined

 

South Australia (J)

South Australia

Sustainable

 

Western Australia (J)

Western Australia

Sustainable

Murray Cod

Australian Capital Territory (J)

Australian Capital Territory

Undefined

 

New South Wales (J)

New South Wales

Undefined

 

Queensland (J)

Queensland

Undefined

 

South Australia (J)

South Australia

Undefined

 

Victoria (J)

Victoria

Undefined

Orange Roughy

Cascade Plateau (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

Eastern Zone (M)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

Great Australian Bight (M)

Commonwealth

Undefined

 

South Tasman Rise (B)

Commonwealth

Overfished

 

Southern Zone (M)

Commonwealth

Overfished

 

Western Zone (M)

Commonwealth

Overfished

Ornate Rock Lobster

North-Eastern Australia (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

Northern Territory

 

Queensland

 

Western Australia (J)

Western Australia

Negligible

Pale Octopus

South Australia (J)

South Australia

Negligible

 

Tasmania (J)

Tasmania

Sustainable

 

Victoria (J)

Victoria

Undefined

Patagonian Toothfish

Heard Island and McDonald Islands (M)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

Macquarie Island (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

Pink Ling

Eastern (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

New South Wales

 

Western (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

Pipi

New South Wales (J)

New South Wales

Undefined

 

South Australia (J)

South Australia

Sustainable

 

Victoria (J)

Victoria

Undefined

Red Emperor

East Coast Queensland (M)

Queensland

Undefined

 

Gascoyne (B)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Gulf of Carpentaria (M)

Queensland

Undefined

 

Kimberley (B)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Northern Territory (J)

Northern Territory

Undefined

 

Pilbara (B)

Western Australia

Sustainable

Redthroat Emperor

East Coast Queensland (B)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

Western Australia (B)

Western Australia

Transitional-recovering

Saddletail Snapper

East Coast Queensland (B)

Queensland

Undefined

 

North Coast Bioregion (B)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Northern Australia (B)

Northern Territory

Sustainable

 

 

Queensland

Sand Whiting

New South Wales (J)

New South Wales

Sustainable

 

Queensland (J)

Queensland

Sustainable

Sandbar Shark

Eastern Australia (B)

New South Wales

Undefined

 

Queensland

 

Western Australia (B)

Northern Territory

Transitional-recovering

 

 

Western Australia

School Shark

Southern Australia (B)

Commonwealth

Overfished

 

New South Wales

 

South Australia

 

Tasmania

 

Victoria

 

 

Western Australia

Sea Mullet

Eastern Australia (B)

New South Wales

Sustainable

 

Queensland

 

Western Australia (B)

Western Australia

Sustainable

Silver Trevally

Commonwealth (J)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

New South Wales (J)

New South Wales

Transitional-depleting

 

Queensland (J)

Queensland

Undefined

 

Tasmania (J)

Tasmania

Undefined

 

Victoria (J)

Victoria

Undefined

 

Western Australia (J)

Western Australia

Sustainable

Silverlip Pearl Oyster

Northern Territory (J)

Northern Territory

Undefined

 

Queensland (J)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

Western Australia (J)

Western Australia

Sustainable

Snapper

East Coast (B)

New South Wales

Undefined

 

Queensland

 

Victoria

 

Gulf St. Vincent (B)

South Australia

Sustainable

 

Shark Bay Inshore Denham Sound (B)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Shark Bay Inshore Eastern Gulf (B)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Shark Bay Inshore Freycinet Estuary (B)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Shark Bay Oceanic (M)

Western Australia

Transitional-recovering

 

South Coast (M)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Spencer Gulf/West Coast (B)

South Australia

Transitional-depleting

 

West Coast (M)

Western Australia

Transitional-recovering

 

Western Victoria (B)

South Australia

Sustainable

 

 

Victoria

Snook

New South Wales (J)

New South Wales

Negligible

 

South Australia (J)

South Australia

Sustainable

 

Tasmania (J)

Tasmania

Undefined

 

Victoria (J)

Victoria

Undefined

 

Western Australia (J)

Western Australia

Sustainable

Southern Bluefin Tuna

Global (B)

Commonwealth

Overfished

Southern Calamari

Commonwealth (J)

Commonwealth

Undefined

 

New South Wales (J)

New South Wales

Sustainable

 

South Australia (J)

South Australia

Sustainable

 

Tasmania (J)

Tasmania

Sustainable

 

Victoria (J)

Victoria

Sustainable

Southern Garfish

Northern Gulf St. Vincent (B)

South Australia

Overfished

 

Northern Spencer Gulf (B)

South Australia

Transitional-recovering

 

Scalefish Fishery (B)

Tasmania

Transitional-depleting

 

South Coast (Western Australia) (B)

Western Australia

Undefined

 

South-East (B)

South Australia

Undefined

 

Southern Gulf St. Vincent (B)

South Australia

Sustainable

 

Southern Spencer Gulf (B)

South Australia

Sustainable

 

Victoria (J)

Victoria

Sustainable

 

West Coast (South Australia) (B)

South Australia

Undefined

 

West Coast (Western Australia) (B)

Western Australia

Overfished

Southern Rock Lobster

Southern Australia (B)

South Australia

Sustainable

 

Tasmania

 

Victoria

 

 

Western Australia

Southern Sand Flathead

South Australia (J)

South Australia

Negligible

 

Tasmania (J)

Tasmania

Transitional-depleting

 

Victoria (J)

Victoria

Environmentally limited

 

Western Australia (J)

Western Australia

Negligible

Spanish Mackerel

East Coast (B)

New South Wales

Sustainable

 

Queensland

 

Gulf of Carpentaria (M)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

Mackerel Managed Fishery (M)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Northern Territory (J)

Northern Territory

Sustainable

 

Torres Strait Spanish Mackerel Fishery (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

Spanner Crab

East Coast (B)

New South Wales

Sustainable

 

 

Queensland

Spotted Mackerel

Eastern Australia (B)

New South Wales

Sustainable

 

Queensland

 

Northern Australia (B)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

Western Australia (B)

Western Australia

Negligible

Stout Whiting

Eastern Australia (B)

New South Wales

Sustainable

 

 

Queensland

Swordfish

Indian Ocean (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

South-West Pacific Ocean (M)

Commonwealth

Undefined

Tailor

Eastern Australia (B)

New South Wales

Sustainable

 

Queensland

 

Victoria

 

Western Australia (B)

Western Australia

Sustainable

Tiger Flathead

Southern Australia (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

New South Wales

 

Tasmania

 

 

Victoria

TIGER PRAWNS

East Coast Otter Trawl Fishery (Brown and Grooved Tiger Prawn) (M)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

Exmouth Gulf Prawn Managed Fishery (Brown Tiger Prawn) (M)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

New South Wales (J)

New South Wales

Negligible

 

North Coast Prawn Managed Fisheries (Brown Tiger Prawn) (M)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Northern Prawn Fishery (Brown Tiger Prawn) (M)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

Northern Prawn Fishery (Grooved Tiger Prawn) (M)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

 

Shark Bay Prawn Managed Fishery (Brown Tiger Prawn) (M)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Torres Strait Prawn Fishery (Brown Tiger Prawn) (M)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

Venus Clam

Georges Bay Venus Clam Fishery (M)

Tasmania

Environmentally limited

VONGOLES

Ansons Bay Vongole Fishery (M)

Tasmania

Environmentally limited

 

Coffin Bay Cockle Fishing Zone (M)

South Australia

Sustainable

 

Port River Cockle Fishing Zone (M)

South Australia

Overfished

 

West Coast Cockle Fishing Zone (M)

South Australia

Sustainable

 

Western Australian Vongole Fishery (M)

Western Australia

Negligible

West Australian Dhufish

Western Australia (B)

Western Australia

Transitional-recovering

Western King Prawn

East Coast Otter Trawl Fishery (M)

Queensland

Sustainable

 

Exmouth Gulf Prawn Managed Fishery (M)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Gulf St. Vincent Prawn Fishery (M)

South Australia

Transitional-depleting

 

North Coast Prawn Managed Fisheries (M)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Shark Bay Prawn Managed Fishery (M)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

South West Trawl Managed Fishery (M)

Western Australia

Sustainable

 

Spencer Gulf Prawn Fishery (M)

South Australia

Sustainable

 

West Coast Prawn Fishery (M)

South Australia

Sustainable

Western Rock Lobster

West Coast Rock Lobster Managed Fishery (B)

Western Australia

Sustainable

Yelloweye Mullet

South Australia (J)

South Australia

Sustainable

 

Tasmania (J)

Tasmania

Sustainable

 

Victoria (J)

Victoria

Transitional-depleting

 

Western Australia (J)

Western Australia

Transitional-depleting

Yellowfin Bream

Eastern Australia (B)

New South Wales

Sustainable

 

Queensland

Sustainable

 

 

Victoria

Sustainable

Yellowfin Tuna

Indian Ocean (B)

Commonwealth

Transitional-depleting

 

Western and central Pacific Ocean (B)

Commonwealth

Sustainable

Yellowtail Kingfish

Eastern Australia (B)

Commonwealth

Undefined

 

New South Wales

 

Queensland

 

Western Australia (B)

Western Australia

Sustainable