Australia’s fishing zone is the world’s third largest (total of 8,148,250 square kilometres) and the home to more than 4700 known species of fish.
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) contains useful information on various aspects of Australian fisheries, aquaculture and other marine issues. http://www.daff.gov.au/fisheries
Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is the Commonwealth statutory authority responsible for ensuring the sustainable use and efficient management of Commonwealth fishery resources on behalf of the Australian community and key stakeholders. http://www.afma.gov.au/
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) is a Commonwealth agency concerned with planning, investing in, and managing fisheries research, development and extension. http://www.frdc.com.au/index.htm
Recreational Fishing Research Recreational fishing research projects are coordinated by the FRDC and its recreational fishing research group. http://recfishingresearch.org/
Commonwealth Managed Fisheries
Australian Fisheries Legislation
The National Climate Change Action Plan for Fisheries and Aquaculture, November 2010
Fisheries and the Environment The implementation of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) allows the Australian Government to assess the environmental performance of fisheries and promote ecologically sustainable management. Read more at .....
Commonwealth Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries The Guidelines outline specific principles and objectives designed to ensure a strategic and transparent way of evaluating the ecological sustainability of fishery management arrangements.
STATE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES AGENCIES