Victoria's commercial fisheries supply an extensive variety of species to domestic and international markets and provide some of the world's finest seafood, including abalone, rock lobster, King George whiting and snapper.
To ensure the sustainability of our valuable fisheries, the resources are managed to a world-class standard through a range of fisheries management tools and strategies.
Victoria's commercial fisheries are:
- Abalone Fishery
- Bait Fisheries
- Bays and Inlet Fisheries
- Eel Fishery
- Giant Crab Fishery
- Multi-species Ocean Fisheries
- Pipi Fishery
- Rock Lobster Fishery
- Scallop Fishery
- Wrasse Fishery
Several of Victoria's commercial fisheries have received accreditation under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
More information on these fisheries is available at http://www.environment.gov.au/marine/fisheries/vic-managed-fisheries.
The Scallop Dive (Port Phillip Bay)
The Scallop Dive (Port Phillip Bay) Fishery was established in 2013
Victorian Inland Commercial Fishing
Native fish once made up the entire stock of fish in Victorian inland waters.