How sustainable are your local fish stocks?
Across Australia, 90 per cent of the 294 fish stocks classified in the 2016 Status of Australian Fish Stocks Reports were found to not be overfished (sustainable, transitional or environmentally limited). Sixty per cent of stocks classified were found to be sustainable.
But how sustainable are the fish stocks in your state or territory?
In Western Australia, 72% of the 79 stocks are sustainable. For example, Western Rock Lobster, Blue Swimmer Crab and Blacktip Sharks.
In Commonwealth waters (to 200 nautical miles), 70% of the 54 stocks are sustainable. For example, Australian Sardine, Blue Grenadier and Gummy Shark.
In Queensland, 68% of the 62 stocks are sustainable. For example, Banana Prawn, Spanish Mackerel and Tailor.
In the Northern territory, 65% of the 20 stocks are sustainable. For example, Barramundi, Coral Trout and Goldband Snapper.
In New South Wales, 64% of the 42 stocks are sustainable. For example, Balmain Bugs, Blacklip Abalone and Southern Calamari.
In Victoria, 50% of the 36 stocks are sustainable. For example, Eastern School Whiting, Commercial Scallop and Southern Garfish.
In Tasmania, 54% of the 31 stocks are sustainable. For example, Pale Octopus, Southern Rock Lobster and Tiger Flathead.
In South Australia, 51% of the 43 stocks are sustainable. For example, Mulloway, Pipi and Yelloweye Mullet.
9. Australian Capital Territory
In the Australian Capital Territory there is only one stock, Murray Cod. Because there is so much uncertainty around recreational harvests and abundances of Murray Cod in the ACT, this stock is undefined.
Specific reports looking at different groupings
JurisdictionReports for each state or territory jurisdiction.
MolluscsMolluscs are invertebrate animals that includes the clams, calamari, squid, octopi and snails.
CrustaceansCrustaceans are a group of animals that include crabs, shrimps, prawns, lobsters and crayfish.
SharksSharks are a subgroup of cartilaginous fishes; usually large, fast swimming, fish-shaped predators.
FinfishFinfish are a vertebrate animals that have gills and live in water.