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Fishery Production

Introduction

Victoria's commercial fisheries began at the time of European settlement during the 1840s.  These fisheries have been managed under various Fisheries Acts since 1859 and fishery catch data have been collected continuously since 1911.  Catch and effort data for the period since June 1978 have been stored in an electronic database where the data are secure and readily accessible for various uses.

This information bulletin is designed to meet the data needs of the fishing industry, fishery researchers, Fisheries Victoria, the Victorian Government, the Commonwealth Government, and the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation.

Under the Fisheries Act 1995, lodgement of catch and effort return forms is a condition of a fishery access licence.  Individual returns are collected under Section 146 of the Act and are treated confidentially according to the Fisheries Act 1995 and the Information Privacy Act 2000.  The data is released in aggregated form only.  To preserve confidentiality, data is not reported if less than five licence holders have contributed to it.

Notes to the reader

This annual Victorian Fisheries Authority Commercial Fish Production Information Bulletin is produced by Victorian Fisheries Authority.

This issue is compiled from catch and effort data supplied by Victorian commercial fishery access licence holders on mandatory monthly fishing returns and from aquaculture production data supplied by Victorian aquaculture licence holders on mandatory 6-monthly aquaculture returns.  In previous years, production value was estimated from price-at-first-sale data supplied by the Melbourne Fish Market, selected fish processors and selected fish aquaculture farms.  Price data is unavailable for the majority of species since 2010/11.  The provision of accurate and timely data from licence holders and processors is acknowledged.

All data in this bulletin have been computer validated and do not include data received or processed after 1 November.  Fishery production compliance rates for submission of return forms by that date were 100% for the fiscal years 2012/13 to 2016/17.  Aquaculture production compliance rates for submission of return forms by 1 November were100% for the fiscal years 2012/13 to 2016/17.

Data presented in this publication have been provided in an aggregated form to protect commercial confidentiality of individual licence holders; summary data are not provided where less than five licence holders have supplied the data unless prior permission was obtained.

The State of Victoria and its employees do not guarantee that the publication is without flaw of any kind or is wholly appropriate for your particular purposes and therefore disclaim all liability for any error, loss, or other consequence, which may arise from you relying on any information in this publication.  Data can change from one issue of the bulletin to the next issue as a result of improved compliance, correction of data errors, or use of more representative price data.

To maintain consistency with other States and the Commonwealth, the names for fish used in this Bulletin are those in the List of Standardised Australian Fish Names developed as a National Standard based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (http://www.marine.csiro.au/caab/namelist.htm).  Therefore, some fish names are different from those used in previous Bulletins, and may be different from the names used on the catch and effort returns completed by fishers.  Readers should refer to the list of names on pages 20 and 21 of the Bulletin to find any previously used species names.

Copies of this Bulletin and further information available from:

Catch and Effort Unit
Victorian Fisheries Authority
PO Box 114
Queenscliff VIC 3225

Freecall: 1800 620 896
Fax:  (03) 5258 4553

Preferred way to cite this publication:

Victorian Fisheries Authority Commercial Fish Production Information Bulletin 2017.  Victorian Fisheries Authority, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia.

Published: Victorian Government, Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA)

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ISSN: 1446-2567

Victorian fisheries production summary

In order of weight for fiscal year 2016/17.    
Species 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Weight1 Value2 Weight1 Value2 Weight1 Value2
       
Molluscs and Echinoderms       
Abalone 739 20,200 728 19,911 716 20,499
Octopus 21 86 19 nd3 45 nd
Squids 59 742 47 nd 33 nd
Scallop id4 id id id id id
Other 133 na5 177 na 46 na
       
Sub-total 952 na 971 na 968 na
       
Crustaceans       
Rock Lobster, southern 289 24,296 288 24,516 262 22,856
Prawns 157 nd 175 nd 74 nd
Crab, giant id nd 9 nd 10 nd
Other 146 na 79 na 105 na
       
Sub-total 592 na 551 na 451 na
       
Teleosts and Chondrichthyans      
Sardine, Australian (Pilchard) 863 1,536 1,524 1,682 2,344 1,711
Australian salmon 211 141 450 251 265 162
Whiting, King George  115 2,522 213 nd 115 nd
Eels, freshwater 51 689 39 507 93 nd
Garfish, southern (sea) 34 252 28 nd 61 nd
Snapper 147 1,385 108 nd 54 nd
Breams 65 716 45 nd 48 nd
Chondrichthyans6 41 223 38 nd 19 nd
Other 739 na 621 na 555 na
       
Sub-total 2,266 na 3,066 na 3,554 na
Total 3,810 na 4,588 na 4,832  
       
Aquaculture7      
Salmonids 1,140 nd 1,343 nd 1,282 14,674
Mussel, Blue 1,014 nd 764 nd 1,136 4,316
Abalones 436 nd 326 nd 462 17,716
Warmwater Finfish (Inland) 270 nd 236 nd 256 id
Yabby (freshwater) 3 nd 1 nd 3 id
Eels, Freshwater id nd id nd 6 id
Other8 id nd 0 nd 2 id
Ornamental Fish9 no nd no nd no id
Total 2,896   2,676   3,147 48,271

1 Weight (live, tonnes); 2,Value ($'000) from Jan 2011, Melbourne Fish Market price data collection ceased. Selected processors are still providing price data for some species including abalone, rock lobster, Australian salmon, pilchards and eels; 3nd, no data obtained; 4 id, insufficent data to report because there are less than five licence holders (policy requirement to protect commercial confidentiality of data); 5na, not applicable; 6Shark carcass weight (beheaded and eviscerated with fins attached) for Victorian Proclaimed waters only; 7Aquaculture weight and value does not include hatchery production; 8mussels and crustaceans; 9no, number only of ornamental fish available (2,777,000 for 2014/15, 2,438,000 for 2015/16 and 2,283,000 for 2016/17).

Number of Fishery Access Licences (Sept 2017)

Abalone, Western Zone14Bay & Inlet Fisheries 
Abalone, Central Zone34Corner Inlet18
Abalone, Eastern Zone23Gippsland Lakes10
Bait (General)12Gippsland Lakes (Bait)9
Giant Crab14Gippsland Lakes (Mussel Dive)2
Eel, Fishery A (Transferable)18Lake Tyers (Bait)1
Ocean (General)171Mallacoota Lower Lake (Bait)1
Purse Seine (Ocean)1Port Phillip–Western Port10
Rock Lobster, Western Zone71Port Phillip Bay (Mussel Bait)1
Rock Lobster, Eastern Zone36Scallop Dive (Port Phillip Bay)1
Scallop (Ocean)90Snowy River Fishery (Bait)2
Sea Urchin10Sydenham Inlet Fishery (Bait)2
Trawl (Inshore)54  
Wrasse (Ocean)22Total Bay & Inlet 57
    
Total 570Total All Fisheries627
    
Permits15  
    
Number of Licensed Pots (30 July 2017) 
    
Rock Lobster   
Pots, Western Zone5,162  
Pots, Eastern Zone2,073Total All Pots7,235

Victoria Statewide (Teleosts)

Commercial catch and value for each major species caught during 2012/13–2016/17 (fiscal years)

Excludes landings from Commonwealth waters by the South East Fishery and Southern Shark Fishery.
Value is estimated from various sources.

Selected species Production (live weight, tonnes) Value ($'000)
2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Teleosts           
Anchovy, Australian 68 116 94 44 8 nd nd nd nd nd
Australian herring 12 15 13 16 4 nd nd nd nd nd
Australian salmon 364 381 211 450 265 200 217 141 247 162
Barracouta 1 5 2 1 2 nd nd 8 nd nd
Bream, black 92 54 65 44 47 nd nd 716 nd nd
Bream, yellowfin id2 id id 1 id nd nd id nd nd
Carp, European 38 54 56 101 102 nd nd nd nd nd
Eel, longfin 13 17 id id 3 250 297 id 249 41
Eel, southern shortfin 73 77 51 39 91 896 1,051 689 503 1,179
Flathead, dusky 9 8 9 16 19 nd nd nd nd nd
Flathead, rock 107 81 69 45 46 nd nd 458 nd nd
Flathead, southern bluespotted 28 25 27 20 21 nd nd 107 nd nd
Flathead, southern sand 9 8 7 6 4 nd nd 30 nd nd
Flathead, tiger 1 5 4 2 6 nd nd 16 nd nd
Flatheads, other 4 1 1 2 1 nd nd nd nd nd
Flounder, greenback 18 13 13 14 15 nd nd 41 nd nd
Garfish, river id id id id id nd nd id nd nd
Garfish, southern 49 48 34 28 61 nd nd 252 nd nd
Herring cale id id id id id nd nd nd nd nd
Leatherjackets 11 10 13 15 14 nd nd 43 nd nd
Luderick 7 6 5 2 3 nd nd 21 nd nd
Mackerel, jack 14 11 13 9 8 nd nd 55 nd nd
Morwong, banded 1 1 2 3 3 16 25 52 nd nd
Morwong, dusky 1 2 1 1 0 nd nd 3 nd nd
Mullet, red 2 4 3 3 1 nd nd 14 nd nd
Mullet, sand id id id id id nd nd id nd nd
Mullet, sea 6 5 9 3 14 nd nd 37 nd nd
Mullet, yellow-eye 53 48 40 32 33 nd nd 79 nd nd
Mullets, other 1 1 1 1 0 nd nd 4 nd nd
Perch, estuary 1 1 1 0 5 nd nd nd nd nd
Pike, unspecified 32 39 60 32 12 nd nd 271 nd nd
Sardine,Australian (Pilchard) 1,134 1,076 863 1,524 2,344 669 560 1,536 960 1,711
Snapper 152 144 147 108 54 nd nd 1,385 nd nd
Sprat, sandy id id id id id nd nd id nd nd
Tailor 33 27 26 40 61 nd nd 109 nd nd
Trevally, silver 24 24 32 35 48 nd nd 116 nd nd
Warehou, blue 0 1 1 1 2 nd nd nd nd nd
Whiting, blue weed  2 2 4 5 5 nd nd 17 nd nd
Whiting, King George 104 85 115 213 115 nd nd 2,522 nd nd
Whiting, school 4 10 11 6 7 nd nd nd nd nd
Wrasse, blue throat 10 15 26 26 18 169 243 444 545 129
Wrasse, purple 2 2 1 1 1 38 24 15 21 3
Wrasses 19 11 2 3 5 318 193 31 61 47
Other teleosts 530 412 193 139 68 nd nd nd nd nd
           
Sub-total 3,029 2,845 2,225 3,026 3,516      

1nd, no data obtained;2id, insufficient data to report because there are less than five licence holders (policy requirement to protect commercial confidentiality of data), and the data have been included as 'other'.

Victoria Statewide (Molluscs, Echinoderms, Crustaceans & Chondrichthyans)

Commercial catch and value for each major species caught during 2012/13–2016/17 (fiscal years)

Excludes landings from Commonwealth waters by the South East Fishery and Southern Shark Fishery.
Value is estimated from various sources.

Species Production (live weight, tonnes) Value($'000)
2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Molluscs and Echinoderms          
Abalone, Blacklip 825 731 736 725 716 26,208 21,378 20,117 19,829 20,412
Abalone, Greenlip 7 3 3 3 3 216 96 83 82 87
Calamari, Southern (squid) 36 35 57 44 32 nd nd 734 nd nd
Cuttlefishes 0 0 0 0 id nd nd 1 nd nd
Mussel, Blue id id id 0 0 nd nd nd nd nd
Octopuses 24 23 21 18 45 nd nd 86 nd nd
Periwinkles id id id id id nd nd nd nd nd
Scallop id id id id id nd nd id nd nd
Black Sea Urchin 21 9 22 5 45 nd nd nd nd nd
White Sea Urchin 36 23 15 id 24 nd nd nd nd nd
Squid, Gould's 1 2 2 3 1 nd nd 8 nd nd
Other  90 101 86 111 100 nd nd nd nd nd
Sub-total 1,040 927 952 909 967      
           
Crustaceans           
Bug (shovelnose lobster) 16 16 10 8 8 nd nd 41 nd nd
Crab, Giant 10 7 id 9 id nd nd nd nd nd
Crab, Sand 3 32 109 55 67 nd nd 451 nd nd
Crab, Velvet id id id 2 1 nd nd nd nd nd
Crab (unspecified) 5 11 13 9 10 nd nd 13 nd nd
Prawn, Eastern King 33 122 85 52 33 nd nd nd nd nd
Prawn, School 13 37 72 113 40 nd nd nd nd nd
Rock Lobster, Southern 307 312 289 288 262 17,000 21,710 24,296 24,517 20,792
Yabby (freshwater) 1 2 2 2 2 nd nd 77 nd nd
Other Crustaceans 2 3 1 15 18 nd nd nd nd nd
Sub-total 390 542 592 552 442      
           
Chondrichthyans3           
Elephantfish 3 3 3 1 1 nd nd 11 nd nd
Shark, Angel 1 2 1 2 id nd nd nd nd nd
Shark, Gummy 17 18 18 16 15 nd nd 195 nd nd
Shark, Saw 0 1 0 0 0 nd nd nd nd nd
Shark, School 1 1 1 1 1 nd nd 3 nd nd
Shark, Broadnose id id 0 0 0 nd nd 2 nd nd
Rays4 4 3 3 3 0 nd nd 12 nd nd
Other Chondrichthyans 18 16 15 15 13 nd nd nd nd nd
Sub-total 44 43 41 38 30      
           
Total 4,504 4,356 3,810 4,526 4,955      

1nd, no data obtained; 2id, insufficient data to report because there are less than five licence holders (policy requirement to protect commercial confidentiality of data), and the data have been included as 'other';  3Scallop live weights (shell weight) reported;  4shark carcass weight (beheaded and gutted with fins attached) for Victorian Proclaimed Waters only;  4weight of margins of pectoral fins (`flaps') only.

Port Phillip Bay

Commercial catch for each major species caught in Port Phillip Bay during 1978/79–2016/17

Excludes data for abalones, blue mussel, southern rock lobster, and commercial scallop

Year Production (tonnes)
Anchovy, Australian (whitebait) Australian salmon Australian Sardine (Pilchard) Calamari, southern (squid) Flathead, rock Flathead, southern bluespotted Flathead, southern sand Flounder, greenback Garfish, Southern (Sea) Mullet, yelloweye Shark, gummy Snapper Whiting, King George Other Total
1978/79 142 54 221 5 10 12 22 7 87 46 16 189 39 514 1,364
1979/80 176 103 466 13 21 19 23 9 95 60 11 197 42 344 1,580
1980/81 131 66 496 21 15 16 19 4 106 45 19 207 51 212 1,410
1981/82 145 83 508 31 17 14 13 5 104 45 14 172 40 99 1,290
1982/83 198 111 522 42 15 13 14 5 73 41 9 143 43 87 1,317
1983/84 129 83 592 61 19 12 19 5 73 53 12 129 45 72 1,305
1984/85 69 74 457 56 14 14 21 17 76 67 10 113 33 81 1,102
1985/86 69 67 606 19 16 19 23 14 55 78 8 114 78 79 1,244
1986/87 141 48 1,067 19 11 17 22 11 54 86 7 108 64 137 1,792
1987/88 102 41 1,104 24 11 9 22 13 58 56 7 125 60 73 1,705
1988/89 33 19 1,443 21 6 10 16 17 47 41 6 174 81 109 2,023
1989/90 17 20 836 31 6 10 8 16 47 37 7 139 134 252 1,559
1990/91 46 72 1,363 47 3 11 10 7 59 33 6 146 67 193 2,062
1991/92 46 62 1,487 32 4 12 8 9 56 34 8 93 49 187 2,087
1992/93 89 109 2,058 23 6 15 6 12 52 35 7 63 59 150 2,684
1993/94 105 48 2,035 20 9 19 7 21 53 30 8 65 58 130 2,607
1994/95 86 22 1,451 18 10 11 10 12 38 35 4 47 48 89 1,882
1995/96 165 47 1,339 18 8 11 11 11 18 31 10 42 62 98 1,871
1996/97 491 36 596 26 8 13 13 18 13 29 15 34 90 85 1,468
1997/98 182 38 463 18 12 14 8 12 33 36 22 40 131 98 1,107
1998/99 118 22 38 25 10 6 6 7 29 31 18 59 101 169 640
1999/00 99 80 id2 37 15 7 5 7 33 19 12 36 126 314 790
2000/01 162 37 108 52 13 6 4 7 44 19 9 54 85 75 675
2001/02 138 32 145 61 21 15 6 8 31 23 14 55 53 151 753
2002/03 106 33 100 41 13 14 7 11 35 20 15 64 49 89 597
2003/04 61 32 216 46 13 8 4 5 27 12 10 82 57 56 629
2004/05 48 27 id 58 20 12 4 8 25 18 20 95 70 75 479
2005/06 34 18 id 42 19 10 4 8 16 12 13 75 74 84 409
2006/07 32 24 99 31 26 11 4 7 19 16 10 95 65 49 488
2007/08 86 21 186 30 34 9 5 5 24 15 10 94 104 45 668
2008/09 55 29 id 24 30 10 4 5 21 19 4 87 84 124 495
2009/10 44 32 230 35 31 14 2 4 18 18 3 83 86 82 681
2010/11 19 42 id 39 23 14 2 3 29 17 5 111 108 119 529
2011/12 id 36 209 30 22 14 3 6 41 16 5 163 101 134 779
2012/13 id 24 263 21 27 16 2 5 11 17 4 134 65 120 712
2013/14 id 27 208 24 36 16 1 3 4 15 5 140 41 95 612
2014/15 9 45 350 28 21 16 1 4 9 13 6 144 66 110 822
2015/161 id 20 242 23 13 7 1 3 5 7 5 103 71 113 613
2016/17 nd3 1 id 9 1 1 id 1 1 id 3 43 35 173 268

1 Reduction in licence numbers and introduction of catch limits from April 2016; 2id, insufficient data to report because there are less than five licence holders (policy requirement to protect commercial confidentiality of data), and the data have been included as 'other'; 3nd, no data obtained.

Western Port

Commercial catch for each major species caught in Western Port during 1978/79–2016/17

Year Production (tonnes)
Australian salmon Australian Sardine (Pilchard) Barracouta Calamari, Southern (squid) Elephantfish Flathead, rock Flounder, greenback Garfish, Southern (Sea) Mullet, yelloweye Shark, gummy Snapper Whiting, Blue Weed Whiting, King George Other Total
1978/79 22 0 2 3 0 39 1 28 36 6 4 7 17 49 215
1979/80 28 7 2 5 0 35 1 39 29 9 4 7 15 44 226
1980/81 37 0 1 11 0 35 1 20 25 6 6 5 19 38 204
1981/82 24 0 1 15 0 22 2 26 29 6 3 4 15 32 179
1982/83 19 1 1 12 0 23 2 13 26 4 3 2 10 26 142
1983/84 22 0 2 14 1 15 4 26 28 5 2 1 13 28 161
1984/85 14 0 1 8 2 12 7 26 31 7 3 0 8 39 158
1985/86 8 0 2 9 2 13 3 16 31 8 2 2 12 20 128
1986/87 16 3 2 13 3 10 4 19 24 8 3 1 15 21 142
1987/88 6 0 4 7 2 12 4 18 19 9 3 2 16 29 131
1988/89 7 1 3 8 2 13 3 27 20 14 2 2 17 23 142
1989/90 10 0 3 10 3 17 3 27 33 16 1 3 22 23 171
1990/91 12 0 4 7 3 20 5 24 33 14 1 4 24 22 174
1991/92 5 0 1 6 3 17 6 28 20 15 1 3 11 22 140
1992/93 9 0 1 7 4 11 4 17 18 7 1 3 9 13 107
1993/94 12 0 2 7 8 14 5 25 17 9 2 2 9 19 132
1994/95 7 8 2 5 10 14 5 26 16 9 1 2 7 16 129
1995/96 6 0 1 7 11 15 3 36 14 10 0 1 9 21 134
1996/97 4 0 0 5 12 17 1 14 13 8 0 1 13 20 108
1997/98 3 0 1 6 10 19 1 11 12 11 0 1 16 22 113
1998/99 3 0 0 6 11 17 1 6 9 9 1 1 17 17 98
1999/00 4 0 0 6 3 9 0 4 5 4 1 0 12 13 62
2000/01 3 0 0 4 2 9 0 2 5 4 0 0 7 8 44
2001/02 2 0 0 7 2 9 1 4 3 3 0 0 7 14 52
2002/03 2 0 0 5 2 10 0 2 3 3 0 1 5 7 40
2003/04 1 0 0 3 1 7 0 1 3 3 0 0 4 3 26
2004/05 4 0 0 7 3 11 0 5 3 5 1 1 10 9 59
2005/06 1 nd 0 7 3 11 0 5 2 6 0 id 11 8 56
2006/07 4 nd id 9 4 7 0 12 3 9 1 id 14 8 73
2007/08 id nd id 5 id 2 id 3 1 4 id id 5 5 28
2008/09 nd nd nd nd id nd nd nd nd id id nd id id 3
2009/10 nd nd nd id nd nd nd nd nd id id nd id id 0
2010/11 nd nd nd id id nd nd nd nd id nd nd id nd 0
2011/12 nd nd nd id id id nd nd nd id id nd id id 1
2012/13 nd nd nd id id id nd nd nd id id nd id id 0
2013/14 nd nd nd id id nd nd nd nd id id nd id id 0
2014/15 nd nd nd id nd nd nd nd nd id id nd id id 0
2015/16 nd nd nd id id id nd nd nd nd nd nd id id 0
2016/17 nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd 0

1nd, no data obtained; 2id, insufficient data to report because there are less than five licence holders (policy requirement to protect commercial confidentiality of data), and the data have been included as 'other'.

Corner Inlet

Commercial catch for each major species caught in Corner Inlet during 1978/79–2016/17

Year Production (tonnes)
Australian salmon Calamari, Southern (squid) Flathead, rock Flathead, southern sand Flounder, greenback Garfish, Southern (Sea) Leatherjacket Mullet, yelloweye Shark, gummy Pike, unspecified Trevally, silver Whiting, blue weed Whiting, King George Other Total
1978/79 17 0 10 7 30 24 0 14 10 3 2 0 34 25 176
1979/80 78 0 5 8 59 25 0 18 12 1 2 0 13 9 230
1980/81 118 1 6 12 25 31 0 21 15 1 5 0 48 24 307
1981/82 59 1 7 11 15 53 0 38 6 1 9 0 42 8 250
1982/83 98 2 9 12 25 35 1 25 5 1 11 0 35 7 266
1983/84 10 2 9 10 32 25 0 15 4 0 3 0 33 5 148
1984/85 59 1 10 12 35 39 0 18 4 0 5 0 13 5 201
1985/86 3 5 22 13 17 39 1 23 3 2 7 1 61 6 203
1986/87 3 11 11 11 6 39 0 23 2 3 8 1 102 7 227
1987/88 12 9 16 8 14 48 1 23 3 1 3 1 100 115 354
1988/89 0 11 18 12 16 44 1 20 5 2 20 4 91 50 294
1989/90 10 4 23 12 12 49 1 20 6 4 28 12 113 24 318
1990/91 8 13 31 16 7 74 7 27 8 4 20 13 58 29 315
1991/92 2 11 43 15 6 63 5 19 8 5 32 21 121 29 380
1992/93 4 13 62 13 9 41 6 19 7 6 24 13 81 31 329
1993/94 2 9 92 15 20 31 3 14 5 6 27 3 49 28 304
1994/95 4 7 61 10 14 50 4 18 4 2 12 2 37 43 268
1995/96 11 8 32 8 8 28 5 22 7 3 19 1 52 20 224
1996/97 18 6 23 11 19 18 6 23 8 7 11 3 118 23 294
1997/98 32 7 31 16 28 40 3 20 9 4 13 2 99 29 333
1998/99 15 18 26 7 16 50 4 21 10 6 31 3 93 25 325
1999/00 6 24 36 7 9 75 8 24 7 9 31 6 73 30 345
2000/01 8 37 41 6 7 73 12 16 11 6 20 6 36 34 313
2001/02 26 26 46 7 8 79 12 14 6 5 58 2 35 37 361
2002/03 6 17 41 6 6 43 11 14 8 6 26 1 51 26 262
2003/04 5 29 41 4 10 53 7 10 8 7 22 2 73 29 300
2004/05 11 30 51 6 16 70 6 13 10 7 25 2 58 32 337
2005/06 8 25 57 3 16 50 7 9 13 6 21 2 44 31 292
2006/07 13 19 42 id1 11 48 4 8 10 3 28 2 80 29 297
2007/08 16 26 37 5 11 44 3 12 10 5 45 2 94 35 345
2008/09 15 30 51 6 9 41 4 17 11 12 54 2 50 53 355
2009/10 12 29 97 6 6 42 6 26 9 6 28 3 39 47 356
2010/11 16 32 77 id 13 40 5 8 15 6 18 2 54 51 337
2011/12 26 10 93 id 15 22 4 13 11 4 19 2 71 53 343
2012/13 15 14 80 id 13 38 2 20 9 7 13 1 37 52 309
2013/14 22 10 44 5 10 43 2 18 10 5 17 1 41 38 266
2014/15 11 28 48 4 9 25 4 14 9 6 16 3 44 42 263
2015/16 8 21 33 id 10 23 5 11 7 6 15 3 131 45 318
2016/17 9 22 45 id 14 60 6 15 9 9 25 5 78 50 346

1id, insufficient data to report because there are less than five licence holders (policy requirement to protect commercial confidentiality of data), and the data have been included as 'other'.

Gippsland Lakes and Lake Tyers

Commercial catch for each major species caught in Gippsland Lakes and Lake Tyers during 1978/79–2016/17

Year Production (tonnes)
Anchovy, Australian (whitebait) Australian salmon Bream, black Carp, European Flathead, dusky Garfish, river Leatherjacket Luderick Mullet, sea Mullet, yelloweye Mussel, blue Perch, estuary Tailor Trevally, silver Other Total
1978/79214183189600131212600371045646
1979/8004194233121113379102551338694
1980/8153323117524742138101511457725
1981/82532553672651828710601451732951
1982/8392278189302163187700191830718
1983/842718446105263101429701131945844
1984/8584823560351701338010191117583
1985/86141627417665602179210243048774
1986/874014197262281121287930201934747
1987/88012277373252839139721221037918
1988/89281020635683139121575515844631,041
1989/90181621340111171491511478753631301,186
1990/910516740071212814113664293654936
1991/920251183679603114901691353959963
1992/930117837913003719941000271338899
1993/94113170352510232895243102239786
1994/951021130334411131062291131039678
1995/9612111303766001511871828936721
1996/971115894782011011829091137765
1997/98817147575112145261191275894
1998/991113183658121211175042724351,066
1999/000191844352321384111352260826
2000/010815923472411183102532968626
2001/0241315438141224344402492047446
2002/0317528215121545800711390311
2003/046223373120420114901581641346
2004/056303121413821663631393133469
2005/06id13379348id121522id1141467336
2006/07id1049435id224714id0121381251
2007/08021444930idid43924id213718341
2008/09id436id20idid123180036832169
2009/10id637id16id18311id0151094199
2010/1104601523id111517id0391258245
2011/120296112124id12823id223621249
2012/13id18369idid7615id132333196
2013/14id44058idid6515id0263119231
2014/15id15589id15913id115589210
2015/16id033id16id32314id0234100198
2016/17id5421719id231418id5561339232

1Lake Tyers fishery was closed in April 2003. 2id, insufficient data to report because there are less than five licence holders (policy requirement to protect commercial confidentiality of data), and the data have been included as 'other'.

Offshore

Commercial catch for each major species caught offshore during 1978/79–2016/17

Excludes landings from Commonwealth waters by the South East Fishery and Southern Shark Fishery.

Year Production (tonnes)
Australian salmon Bug (Shovelnose lobster) Barracouta Crab, sand Morwong, banded Octopuses Prawn, eastern king Shark, gummy Snapper Trevally, silver Whiting, King George Wrasse, blue throat Wrasse, purple Wrasses Other Total
1978/79 135 0 11 0 0 0 0 12 10 2 1 0 0 0 979 1,150
1979/80 42 0 4 1 0 1 0 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 859 914
1980/81 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 83 95
1981/82 25 0 8 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 2 0 0 3 34 81
1982/83 30 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 2 0 0 0 74 118
1983/84 191 0 22 0 0 0 0 2 4 27 3 1 0 2 5,341 5,593
1984/85 153 0 34 0 0 0 0 2 7 4 1 0 0 1 2,047 2,249
1985/86 175 0 8 0 0 0 0 2 11 4 1 0 0 0 135 336
1986/87 270 0 48 0 0 0 0 1 5 3 1 0 0 1 224 553
1987/88 165 0 77 0 0 1 0 14 6 3 2 0 0 2 459 729
1988/89 146 0 57 0 0 0 0 2 6 3 3 0 0 2 1,019 1,238
1989/90 25 0 9 0 0 0 0 4 11 5 4 1 0 6 1,409 1,474
1990/91 126 0 15 0 0 1 0 5 12 6 5 1 0 4 1,531 1,706
1991/92 279 0 25 0 0 1 0 4 15 5 5 3 0 11 1,756 2,104
1992/93 194 1 5 0 0 3 0 2 15 5 4 3 0 22 2,143 2,397
1993/94 70 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 12 3 3 4 0 22 2,069 2,189
1994/95 267 0 4 0 2 0 0 3 8 7 5 6 0 48 2,871 3,221
1995/96 255 0 8 0 0 0 0 2 6 6 3 4 0 62 1,632 1,978
1996/97 211 0 15 1 0 3 0 5 10 9 4 7 1 46 675 987
1997/98 640 6 24 0 4 3 3 7 18 5 5 16 6 55 563 1,355
1998/99 626 14 25 47 12 6 38 25 31 17 12 18 13 58 394 1,336
1999/00 685 11 34 92 12 29 74 20 22 19 9 14 10 35 210 1,276
2000/01 397 14 19 87 10 19 142 6 26 22 7 13 5 28 730 1,525
2001/02 478 40 39 38 10 13 108 9 18 14 4 14 5 33 866 1,689
2002/03 276 25 24 9 9 7 33 5 10 16 5 15 7 28 1,285 1,754
2003/04 326 15 26 21 11 18 45 3 8 11 4 10 8 24 946 1,476
2004/05 459 13 12 6 6 5 5 4 10 16 2 13 2 24 732 1,309
2005/06 604 13 13 id id 3 12 3 11 5 2 12 4 20 887 1,592
2006/07 856 5 5 id id 1 18 4 9 3 4 10 4 21 938 1,882
2007/08 395 4 7 8 id 3 15 4 14 7 8 13 4 20 1,633 2,139
2008/09 358 13 4 4 id 5 21 3 6 6 5 9 4 21 1,565 2,027
2009/10 590 13 3 1 id 4 67 3 4 1 3 9 1 13 1,366 2,081
2010/11 352 16 1 id id 6 47 3 6 3 2 7 2 17 2,710 3,173
2011/12 709 12 1 7 2 7 9 4 38 3 3 7 1 20 1,924 2,747
2012/13 323 16 1 3 id 7 24 3 16 1 2 7 1 18 1,402 1,824
2013/14 329 16 1 32 id 5 56 3 2 1 3 12 1 9 1,397 1,868
2014/15 154 9 1 104 id 6 52 3 3 4 4 26 1 id 821 1,190
2015/16 421 8 1 49 id 4 31 3 4 9 8 24 1 id 1,566 2,132
2016/172508166id31333610218102,3462,775
1id, insufficient data to report because there are less than five licence holders (policy requirement to protect commercial confidentiality of data), and the data have been included as 'other'.

Southern Rock Lobster (Western Zone)

Catch, effort and value by quota year (April–March) during 1982/83–2009/10 (July–June) during 2009/10–2016/17.

Western Zone - South Australian border to Longitude 143o40' E (just east of Apollo Bay).

Total Allowable Catch Catch (TACC) quota management was introduced 16 November 2001.

Season
Totals
Quota 
Year
Pot-lifts
('000)
Weight
(tonnes)
Number
('000)
Target
pot-lifts
('000)
Target
weight
(tonnes)
Target
catch rate
(kg/pot-lift)
Mean
weight
(kg)
Value
($'000)
TACC
1982/83 1 Apr-31 Mar 571 447 443 550 436 0.79 1.01 3,437  
1983/84 1 Apr-31 Mar 590 441 430 565 426 0.75 1.02 3,554  
1984/85 1 Apr-31 Mar 523 390 379 507 382 0.75 1.03 3,797  
1985/86 1 Apr-31 Mar 540 339 341 516 328 0.64 0.99 4,408  
1986/87 1 Apr-31 Mar 562 329 331 522 315 0.60 0.99 5,095  
1987/88 1 Apr-31 Mar 569 348 348 539 334 0.62 1.00 6,450  
1988/89 1 Apr-31 Mar 517 281 286 504 276 0.55 0.98 4,787  
1989/90 1 Apr-31 Mar 596 321 348 564 306 0.54 0.92 6,364  
1990/91 1 Apr-31 Mar 589 297 313 548 277 0.50 0.95 6,005  
1991/92 1 Apr-31 Mar 690 390 422 646 366 0.57 0.92 7,595  
1992/93 1 Apr-31 Mar 726 401 427 650 362 0.56 0.94 8,400  
1993/94 1 Apr-31 Mar 770 454 469 700 430 0.61 0.97 12,827  
1994/95 1 Apr-31 Mar 759 437 444 720 421 0.58 0.98 12,991  
1995/96 1 Apr-31 Mar 771 429 448 744 420 0.56 0.96 12,883  
1996/97 1 Apr-31 Mar 761 394 407 721 380 0.53 0.97 12,180  
1997/98 1 Apr-31 Mar 821 452 472 760 426 0.56 0.96 14,531  
1998/99 1 Apr-31 Mar 836 492 534 748 428 0.57 0.92 14,964  
1999/00 1 Apr-31 Mar 861 515 581 767 446 0.58 0.89 16,125  
2000/01 1 Apr-31 Mar 918 554 632 817 478 0.59 0.88 19,525  
2001/02 1 Apr-31 Mar 769 446 514 726 401 0.55 0.87 19,195 320
2002/03 1 Apr-31 Mar 677 438 505 656 404 0.62 0.87 17,015 450
2003/04 1 Apr-31 Mar 615 435 502 599 428 0.71 0.87 12,159 450
2004/05 1 Apr-31 Mar 638 419 465 608 403 0.66 0.90 12,374 450
2005/06 1 Apr-31 Mar 738 405 451 710 395 0.56 0.90 13,927 450
2006/07 1 Apr-31 Mar 687 325 375 662 317 0.48 0.87 12,820 450
2007/08 1 Apr-31 Mar 685 319 373 647 307 0.47 0.86 12,526 380
2008/09 1 Apr-31 Mar 587 241 275 555 234 0.42 0.88 11,822 320
2009/10 1 July- 30 June 611 230 265 582 223 0.38 0.87 12,154 240
2010/11 1 July- 30 June 546 235 284 524 231 0.44 0.83 11,871 240
2011/12 1 July- 30 June 489 236 286 474 232 0.49 0.83 13,966 240
2012/13 1 July- 30 June 476 259 298 464 256 0.55 0.87 14,295 260
2013/14 1 July- 30 June 468 261 295 457 258 0.56 0.88 18,114 260
2014/15 1 July- 30 June 427 230 250 416 228 0.55 0.92 19,234 230
2015/16 1 July- 30 June 371 230 241 358 227 0.64 0.95 19,434 230
2016/1 1 July- 30 June 328 209 206 328 209 0.64 1.04 16,517 230

Southern Rock Lobster (Western Zone)

Catch, effort and value by month during quota year (July–June) 2016/17.

Year Month Pot-lifts
('000)
Weight
(tonnes)
Number  
('000)
Target
pot-lifts
('000)
Target
weight
(tonnes)
Target
catch rate
(kg/pot-lift)
Mean
weight
(kg)
Value
($'000)
2016 July 19 7 5 19 7 0.35 1.14 644
2016 August 55 27 22 55 27 0.49 1.17 2,483
2016 September 20 9 7 20 9 0.45 1.17 872
2016 November 28 18 20 28 18 0.61 0.84 1,416
2016 December 51 41 43 51 41 0.79 0.94 3,205
2017 January 52 43 43 52 43 0.83 1.00 3,507
2017 February 28 19 18 28 19 0.69 0.99 1,355
2017 March 30 22 21 30 22 0.72 1.00 1,403
2017 April 23 16 16 23 16 0.7 1.02 1,074
2017 May 12 6 5 12 6 0.46 1.11 441
2017 June 4 1 1 4 1 0.33 1.24 116

Target pot-lifts is determined by allocating all effort to the species with catch greater than 70% of total catch prior to April 1998, but from April 1998 target species is specified in the logbooks.

Giant Crab (Western Zone)

Catch, effort and value by quota year (April–March) during 1982/83–2016/17

Western Zone - the South Australian border to Longitude 143° 40' E (just east of Apollo Bay).

Total Allowable Catch Catch (TACC) quota management was introduced 16 November 2001.

Season
Totals
Quota
Year
Weight
(tonnes)
Number
('000)
Target
pot-lifts
('000)
Target
weight
(tonnes)
Target
catch-rate
(kg/pot-lift)
Mean
weight
(kg)
Value
($'000)
TACC
1982/83 1 Apr-31 Mar 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3  
1983/84 1 Apr-31 Mar 0 0 0 0 0.75 0.00 3  
1984/85 1 Apr-31 Mar 3 0 0 0 0.02 0.00 15  
1985/86 1 Apr-31 Mar 2 0 0 0 0.19 0.00 8  
1986/87 1 Apr-31 Mar 4 0 1 0 0.38 0.00 47  
1987/88 1 Apr-31 Mar 6 0 0 0 0.17 0.00 31  
1988/89 1 Apr-31 Mar 4 0 0 0 0.22 0.00 18  
1989/90 1 Apr-31 Mar 5 0 3 1 0.31 0.00 19  
1990/91 1 Apr-31 Mar 14 0 6 6 1.03 0.00 64  
1991/92 1 Apr-31 Mar 46 0 10 30 2.93 0.00 202  
1992/93 1 Apr-31 Mar 146 0 30 123 4.14 0.00 680  
1993/94 1 Apr-31 Mar 171 0 35 159 4.55 0.00 1,254  
1994/95 1 Apr-31 Mar 67 0 17 53 3.15 0.00 912  
1995/96 1 Apr-31 Mar 30 0 12 20 1.68 0.00 394  
1996/97 1 Apr-31 Mar 58 0 19 41 2.2 0.00 1,505  
1997/98 1 Apr-31 Mar 58 0 25 35 1.41 0.00 1,613  
1998/99 1 Apr-31 Mar 51 10 17 22 1.28 0.00 1,591  
1999/00 1 Apr-31 Mar 35 10 14 20 1.44 3.37 1,277  
2000/01 1 Apr-31 Mar 25 7 7 11 1.59 3.31 784  
2001/02 1 Apr-31 Mar 9 3 5 7 1.38 3.19 311 18
2002/03 1 Apr-31 Mar 9 3 7 7 0.98 3.21 288 25
2003/04 1 Apr-31 Mar 12 4 6 11 1.93 2.83 270 25
2004/05 1 Apr-31 Mar 27 9 11 20 1.73 2.88 705 25
2005/06 1 Apr-31 Mar 21 8 13 19 1.52 2.62 705 25
2006/07 1 Apr-31 Mar 22 7 10 20 2.07 3.05 725 25
2007/08 1 Apr-31 Mar 23 8 15 21 1.36 2.88 586 25
2008/09 1 Apr-31 Mar 20 6 11 17 1.53 3.28 705 25
2009/10 1 July-30 June 18 5 10 16 1.59 3.34 719 25
2010/11 1 July-30 June 12 4 9 11 1.23 3.13 357 18
2011/12 1 July-30 June 13 4 7 11 1.7 3.56 nd1 18
2012/13 1 July-30 June 10 3 4 9 2.11 3.41 nd 12
2013/14 1 July-30 June 7 2 3 6 1.9 3.01 159 9
2014/15 1 July-30 June id id id id id id id 10.5
2015/16 1 July-30 June 9 3 7 9 1.19 3.25 280 10.5
2016/17 1 July-30 June id id id id id id id 10.5

1nd, no data obtained.

Giant Crab (Western Zone)

Catch, effort and value by month during quota year (July–June) 2016/17

Year Month Number
('000)
Target
pot-lifts
('000)
Target
weight
(tonnes)
Target
catch rate
(kg/pot-lift)
Mean
weight
(kg)
Value
($'000)
2016 July id id id id id id
2016 August id id id id id id
2016 September id id id id id id
2016 November id id id id id id
2016 December id id id id id id
2017 January id id id id id id
2017 February id id id id id id
2017 March id id id id id id
2017 April id id id id id id
2017 May id id id id id id
2017 June id id id id id id

Target species is specified in the logbooks.

1id, insufficient data to report because there are less than five licence holders (policy requirement to protect commercial

Southern Rock Lobster (Eastern Zone)

Catch, effort and value by quota year (April–March) during 1982/83–2009/10, (July–June) during 2009/10–2016/17.

Eastern Zone - Longitude 143o40' E (just east of Apollo Bay) to the New South Wales border.

Total Allowable Catch Catch (TACC) quota management was introduced 16 November 2001.

Season
Totals
Quota 
Year
Pot-lifts
('000)
Weight
(tonnes)
Number
('000)
Catch
rate
(kg/pot-lift)
Mean
weight
(kg)
Value
($'000)
TACC
1982/83 1 Apr-31 Mar 199 140 129 0.71 1.08 1,083  
1983/84 1 Apr-31 Mar 231 149 138 0.63 1.08 1,230  
1984/85 1 Apr-31 Mar 223 136 116 0.61 1.17 1,337  
1985/86 1 Apr-31 Mar 191 111 94 0.57 1.18 1,470  
1986/87 1 Apr-31 Mar 159 96 82 0.56 1.17 1,510  
1987/88 1 Apr-31 Mar 147 89 80 0.58 1.10 1,668  
1988/89 1 Apr-31 Mar 159 79 79 0.52 1.00 1,347  
1989/90 1 Apr-31 Mar 191 93 95 0.47 0.98 1,824  
1990/91 1 Apr-31 Mar 179 75 75 0.42 0.99 1,604  
1991/92 1 Apr-31 Mar 166 65 66 0.40 0.98 1,356  
1992/93 1 Apr-31 Mar 190 65 62 0.35 1.04 1,379  
1993/94 1 Apr-31 Mar 257 83 72 0.33 1.16 2,437  
1994/95 1 Apr-31 Mar 248 70 57 0.29 1.22 2,160  
1995/96 1 Apr-31 Mar 227 62 51 0.28 1.20 1,955  
1996/97 1 Apr-31 Mar 212 56 45 0.27 1.24 1,774  
1997/98 1 Apr-31 Mar 221 67 54 0.31 1.24 2,259  
1998/99 1 Apr-31 Mar 212 63 53 0.29 1.19 1,972  
1999/00 1 Apr-31 Mar 233 75 71 0.31 1.06 2,406  
2000/01 1 Apr-31 Mar 229 73 68 0.31 1.07 2,586  
2001/02 1 Apr-31 Mar 173 59 55 0.30 1.08 2,595 42
2002/03 1 Apr-31 Mar 139 50 45 0.30 1.09 1,974 60
2003/04 1 Apr-31 Mar 127 54 50 0.41 1.07 1,574 60
2004/05 1 Apr-31 Mar 130 54 49 0.41 1.10 1,662 60
2005/06 1 Apr-31 Mar 136 55 47 0.41 1.17 1,921 60
2006/07 1 Apr-31 Mar 118 51 46 0.43 1.11 2,061 60
2007/08 1 Apr-31 Mar 136 50 42 0.37 1.17 1,962 66
2008/09 1 Apr-31 Mar 105 41 33 0.39 1.24 2,075 66
2009/10 1 July- 30 June 127 44 36 0.34 1.22 2,300 66
2010/11 1 July- 30 June 143 65 63 0.45 1.03 3,523 66
2011/12 1 July- 30 June 128 65 60 0.51 1.08 3,908 66
2012/13 1 July- 30 June 85 48 42 0.56 1.13 2,705 48
2013/14 1 July- 30 June 95 51 44 0.54 1.16 3,596 51
2014/15 1 July- 30 June 106 59 49 0.56 1.22 5,062 59
2015/16 1 July- 30 June 109 58 45 0.54 1.31 5,148 59
2016/171 July- 30 June11853370.461.364,27559

Southern Rock Lobster (Eastern Zone)

Catch, effort and value by month during quota year (July–June) 2016/17

YearMonthPot-lifts
('000)
Weight 
(tonnes)
Number
('000)
Catch
rate
(kg/pot-lift)
Mean
weight
(kg)
Value
($'000)
2016July11630.481.55530
2016August19850.421.54755
2016September6210.311.53174
2016November9330.401.04281
2016December201290.571.27916
2017January16860.511.31669
2017February9530.511.35348
2017March7320.461.41211
2017April6210.411.37157
2017May5100.341.29112
2017June6100.291.38123

Target pot-lifts is determined by allocating all effort to the species with catch greater than 70% of total catch prior to April 1998, but from April 1998 target species is specified in the logbooks.

Abalone

Catch and effort by quota year (April–March) and zone during 1995/96–2016/17

Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC) quota management was introduced for the commercial fishery on 1 April 1988.

Western Zone-all Victorian waters west of longitude 148oE (Hopkins River mouth). Central Zone-all Victorian waters

between longitude 142o31' E and 148oE. Eastern Zone-all Victorian waters east of longitude 148oE (Lakes Entrance).

Western Zone Central Zone Eastern Zone Total
Quota
year
Diver
hours
Abalone
tonnes
Average
kg/hour
Diver
hours
Abalone
tonnes
Average
kg/hour
Diver
hours
Abalone
tonnes
Average
kg/hour
Diver
hours
Abalone
tonnes
Average
kg/hour
1995/96 4,374 280 64 10,064 700 70 5,639 460 82 20,077 1,440 72
1996/97 3,786 278 73 8,744 698 80 5,521 460 83 18,051 1,437 80
1997/98 3,477 265 76 8,438 697 83 5,437 460 85 17,352 1,422 82
1998/99 3,542 280 79 7,763 699 90 5,391 460 85 16,696 1,440 86
1999/00 3,573 280 78 7,757 696 90 5,423 460 85 16,753 1,436 86
2000/01 3,205 280 87 7,299 697 95 5,023 459 91 15,527 1,436 92
2001/02 3,304 280 85 7,244 698 96 4,972 460 92 15,520 1,437 93
2002/03 3,340 264 79 6,979 664 95 5,267 456 87 15,586 1,384 89
2003/04 3,388 266 78 6,888 657 95 5,144 481 93 15,420 1,403 91
2004/05 3,180 254 80 6,832 617 90 4,658 482 103 14,670 1,353 92
2005/06 2,891 221 76 6,945 618 89 4,486 485 108 14,321 1,324 92
2006/07 2,142 168 78 7,854 615 78 4,317 484 112 14,312 1,267 89
2007/08 1,311 114 87 7,684 591 77 4,314 490 114 13,309 1,195 90
2008/09 904 49 54 5,642 465 82 4,318 490 113 10,865 1,004 92
2009/10 995 54 55 5,256 429 82 4,241 460 109 10,492 944 90
2010/11 1,002 54 54 4,057 300 74 3,848 428 111 8,906 782 88
2011/12 1,186 56 47 4,274 331 77 3,708 433 117 9,168 819 89
2012/13 996 49 49 4,193 311 74 3,690 436 118 8,879 796 90
2013/14 733 49 67 3,864 282 73 3,803 432 114 8,400 763 91
2014/15 821 56 68 3,972 310 78 3,886 418 108 8,680 784 90
2015/16 1,010 62 61 4,096 308 75 3,779 376 100 8,885 747 84
2016/17 863 62 72 3,757 283 75 3,849 363 94 8,469 709 84

Please Note: Abalone tonnes for each zone may differ to TACC as it may include permit allowable catch.

History of TACCs for each zone.

TACC (tonnes)
Western Zone Central Zone Eastern Zone
April 2002 to March 2003 266 665 465
April 2003 to March 2004 275 673 488
April 2004 to March 2005 254 617 488
April 2005 to March 2006 221 620 489
April 2006 to March 2007 221 620 489
April 2006 to March 2007 1 168 620 489
April 2007 to May 2007 114 620 490
May 2007 to March 2008 1 114 570 490
May 2008 to March 2009 25 466 490
April 2009 to March 2010 26 432 460
April 2010 to March 2011 29 432 460
April 2011 to March 2012 43 332 432
April 2012 to March 2013 32 311 436
April 2013 to March 2014 49 282 433
April 2014 to March 2015 56 311 418
April 2015 to March 2016 62 311 376
April 2016 to March 2017 63 284 363
April 2017 to March 2018 65 277 353

Please Note: TACC for each zone does not include permit allowable catch.
1Further quota order amends TACC due to abalone disease.

Marketing, Scientific and Previously Used Names for Fishery Production

Marketing nameScientific nameCAAB Taxon codePreviously used species name
TeleostsScalefish
Anchovy, Australian (whitebait) Engraulis australis 37 086001 Anchovy, southern
Atlantic salmon  Salmo salar 37 094001 Atlantic salmon 
Australian bass Macquaria novemaculeata 37 311034 Australian bass
Australian herring Arripis georgianus 37 344001 Ruff
Australian salmon Arripis trutta & A. truttaceus  37 344900 Australian salmon
Australian Sardine (Pilchard) Sardinops sagax 37 085002 Pilchards
Barracouta Thyrsites atun 37 439001 Barracouta
Barramundi Lates calcarifer 37 310006 Barramundi
Bream, black Acanthopagrus butcheri 37 353003 Bream, black
Bream, yellowfin Acanthopagrus australis 37 353004 Bream, yellowfin
Breams Acanthopagrus butcheri & A. australis 37 353902  
Carp, European  Cyprinus carpio 37 165003 Carp, European 
Catfish, freshwater Tandanus tandanus 37 192006 Catfish, native
Eel, longfin Anguilla reinhardtii 37 056002 Eel, long-finned (wild)
Eel, southern shortfin Anguilla australis 37 056001 Eel, short-finned (wild)
Eels, freshwater Anguilla reinhardtii & A. australis 37 056000 Eels
Flathead, dusky Platycephalus fuscus 37 296004 Flathead, dusky
Flathead, rock Platycephalus laevigatus 37 296006 Flathead, rock
Flathead, southern bluespotted Platycephalus speculator 37 296037 Flathead, yank
Flathead, southern sand Platycephalus bassensis 37 296003 Flathead, sand
Flathead, tiger Platycephalus richardsoni 37 296903 Flathead, tiger
Flatheads, other Family Platycephalidae 37 296000 Flathead, other
Flounder, greenback Rhombosolea tapirina 37 461003 Flounder, greenback
Garfish, river Hyporhamphus regularis 37 234012 Garfish, river
Garfish, Southern (Sea) Hyporhamphus melanochir 37 234001 Garfish, southern
Herring Cale Olis cyanomelas 37 385001 Herring cale
Leatherjacket FamilyMonacanthidae 37 465903 Leatherjackets
Luderick Girella tricuspidata 37 361007 Luderick
Mackerel, jack Trachurus declivis 37 337002 Mackerel, jack
Morwong, banded Cheilodactylus spectabilis 37 377006 Morwong, banded
Morwong, dusky Dactylophora nigricans 37 377005 Morwong, dusky
Mullet, red Upeneichthys vlamingii 37 355029 Mullet, red
Mullet, sand Myxus elongatus 37 381003 Mullet, sand
Mullet, sea Mugil cephalus 37 381002 Mullet, sea
Mullet, yelloweye Aldrichetta forsteri 37 381001 Mullet, yellow-eye
Mullets, other FamilyMugilidae 37 381000 Mullet, other
Murray cod Maccullochella peelii peelii 37 311076 Murray cod
Perch, estuary Macquaria colonorum 37 311033 Perch, estuary
Perch, golden Macquaria ambigua 37 311075 Perch, golden
Perch, silver Bidyanus bidyanus 37 321008 Perch, silver
Salmonids Family Salmonidae 37 094000 Salmonids
Snapper Pagrus auratus 37 353001 Snapper
Snook Sphyraena novaehollandiae 37 382002 Pike, short-finned
Sprat, sandy Hyperlophus vittatus 37 085005 Sprat, sandy
Tailor Pomatomus saltatrix 37 334002 Tailor
Trevalla, blue-eye Hyperoglyphe antarctica 37 445001 Trevalla, blue-eye
Trevally, silver Pseudocaranx dentex 37 337062 Trevally, silver
Trout, brown Salmo trutta 37 094004 Trout, brown
Trout, rainbow Oncorhynchus mykiss 37 094003 Trout, rainbow
Warehou, blue Seriolella brama 37 445005 Warehou, blue
Whiting, blue weed  Haletta semifasciata 37 385009 Stranger
Whiting, King George Sillaginodes punctata 37 330001 Whiting, King George
Whiting, school Sillago flindersi 37 330014 Whiting, school
Wrasse, blue throat Notolabrus tetricus 37 384003 Wrasse, blue throat
Wrasse, purple Notolabrus fucicola 37 384021 Wrasse, saddle
Wrasses FamilyLabridae 37 384000 Wrasse, unspecified
Teleosts Class Pisces 37 000000 Other

Marketing, Scientific and Previously Used Names for Fishery Production

Marketing name Scientific name CAAB Taxon code Previously used species name
MolluscsShellfish
Abalone, blacklip Haliotis rubra rubra 24 038006 Abalone, blacklip
Abalone, greenlip Haliotis laevigata 24 038004 Abalone, greenlip
Abalones Haliotis rubra & H. laevigata  24 038000 Abalone
Mussel, blue Mytilus galloprovincialis 23 220001 Mussel & Mussel, blue (wild)
Periwinkle ClassGastropoda 24 094901 Periwinkles
Scallop Pecten fumatus 23 270007 Scallop, commercial
Other molluscs (bivalves) Families Ostreidae & 23 257000 &    Other shellfish (bivalves)
  Pectinidae 23 270000  
Other molluscs Phylum Mollusca 23 000000 Other
Cephalopods
Calamari, Southern (squid) Sepioteuthis australis 23 617005 Calamary, southern 
Cuttlefish Sepiaspp 23 607901 Cuttlefishes
Octopus Octopus spp 23 659901 Octopuses
Squid, Gould's Nototodarus gouldi 23 636004 Squid, arrow
Squids Nototodarus gouldi &   
  Sepia spp "As above"  
EchinodermsEchinoderms
Black Sea Urchin Heliocidaris tuberculata 25 211001 Sea urchin, longspine
White Sea Urchin Heliocidaris erythrogramma 25 247001 Sea urchin, purple
CrustaceansCrustaceans
Bug (Shovelnose lobster) Ibacus peronii 28 821901 Balmain bug
Crab, giant Pseudocarcinus gigas 28 915002 Crab, giant
Crab, sand Ovalipes australiensis  28 911003 Crab, sand
Crab, velvet Nectocarcinus tuberculosus 28 911004 Crab, velvet
Crab, (unspecified) Family Corystidae 28 900000 Crabs
Prawn, eastern king Melicertus plebejus 28 711052 Prawn, eastern king
Prawn, eastern school Metapenaeus macleayi 28 711029 Prawns, school
Prawns Penaeus plebejus & Metapenaeus macleayi 28 711000  
Rock lobster, Southern Jasus edwardsii  28 820001 Rock lobster, southern
Yabby Cherax destructor destructor 28 795002 Yabbies
Other crustaceans Subphylum Crustacea 27 000000 Other
ChondrichthyansSharks
Elephantfish Callorhinchus milii 37 043001 Elephant fish
Shark, angel Squatina australis 37 024001 Shark, angel
Shark, broadnose Notorynchus cepedianus 37 005002 Shark, seven-gilled
Shark, gummy Mustelus antarcticus 37 017001 Shark, gummy
Shark, saw Pristiophorus cirratus & P.nudipinnis 37 023002 & 37 023001 Shark, saw
Shark, school Galeorhinus galeus 37 017008 Shark, school
Rays Class Batoidea 37 990001 Skate
Other chondrichthyans Family Chondrichthyes 37 990027 Other

Marketing names are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB).  For information on names, distribution and images of fish and fillets refer to www.marine.csiro.au/caab.

Aquaculture Production

Introduction

This information bulletin is designed to meet the needs of the aquaculture industry, researchers, Fisheries Victoria, the Victorian Government, the Commonwealth Government, and the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation.  This publication provides data on the quantity; weight of growout production; and area of water licensed for cultivation within the Victorian aquaculture industry.

Under the Fisheries Act 1995, lodgement of aquaculture production return forms is a condition of the aquaculture licence.  Individual returns are collected under Section 146 of the Act and are treated as strictly confidential.  The data are released in aggregated form only.

Number of Aquaculture Licences

The Victorian aquaculture industry consists of eight industry sectors with 109 licence holders.

Industry sector Number of licences1
2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Freshwater Eels 13 13 10 12 13
Salmonids 20 27 23 19 18
Warmwater Finfish (Inland) 19 25 22 20 18
Yabby 14 15 16 18 17
Abalone 15 15 11 12 10
Blue Mussel and Other Molluscs (Bivalves) 19 19 18 18 16
Ornamental Fish 10 10 8 8 9
Other 18 6 4 20 21
Total 128 130 1122 127 122

1Includes hatchery production and growout production; 2multiple licences are held by some licence holders.

Growout Production  (excluding Molluscs)

Industry sector Fiscal year Growout
Number
('000)
Weight (tonnes) Value ($,000)
Freshwater 2012/13 na1 27 nd2
eels 2013/14 na 13 nd
  2014/15 na id3 nd
  2015/16 na id nd
  2016/17 na 6 id
     
Salmonids 2012/13 na 1,063 nd
  2013/14 na 1,186 nd
  2014/15 na 1,140 nd
  2015/16 na 1,343 nd
  2016/17 na 1,282 14,674
     
Warmwater 2012/13 na 160 nd
finfish 2013/14 na 157 nd
(inland) 2014/15 na 270 nd
  2015/16 na 236 nd
  2016/17 na 256 id
     
Yabby 2012/13 na 3 nd
  2013/14 na 3 nd
  2014/15 na 3 nd
  2015/16 na 1 nd
  2016/17 na 3 id
     
Ornamental 2012/13 3,261 na nd
fish 2013/14 3,370 na nd
  2014/15 2,777 na nd
  2015/16 2,438 na nd
  2016/17 2,283 na id
     
Other4 2012/13 na 0 nd
  2013/14 na id nd
  2014/15 na id nd
  2015/16 na 0 nd
  2016/17 na 2 id

1na, not applicable; 2nd, no data; 3id, insufficient data to report because there are less than five licence holders (policy requirement to protect commercial confidentiality of data), and the data have been included in Statewide Aquaculture Total; 4mussels and crustaceans.

Growout Production (Molluscs)

Abalone

Fiscal year Sold for ongrowing Growout
Weight (tonnes) Weight (tonnes) Value ('000)
2012/13 nd 365 nd
2013/14 id2 431 nd
2014/15 nd 436 nd
2015/16 nd 326 nd
2016/17 id 462 17,716

1nd, no data obtained;2id, insufficient data to report because there are less than five

Blue Mussel

Fiscal year Spat Growout
Hatchery-produced spat (Metre of rope) Weight (tonnes) Value ($'000)
2012/13 id1 866 nd2
2013/14 id 644 nd
2014/15 id 1,014 nd
2015/16 id 764 nd
2016/17 id 1,136 4,316

1id, insufficient data to report because there are less than five licence holders (policy requirement to protect commercial confidentiality of data). Statewide Aquaculture Total 2nd, no data

Statewide Aquaculture Total

Fiscal year Growout
Weight
(tonnes)
Value ($'000)
2012/13 2,485 nd1
2013/14 2,433 nd
2014/15 2,896 nd
2015/16 2,676 nd
2016/17 3,147 48,271

1nd, no data.

Area of Water Licensed for Cultivation - Blue Mussel and Other Molluscs (Bivalves)

Aquaculture Fisheries Reserve
Industry sector Fiscal year Flinders Grassy Point Clifton Springs Other1 Total
Total area (ha) Total area (ha) Total area (ha) Total area (ha) Total area (ha)
Blue Mussel and 2012/13 169.46 42 81 196.6 489.09
Other Molluscs 2013/14 165 42 81 163 451
(Bivalves) 2014/15 166 45 75 183 469
  2015/16 166 45 75 183 469
  2016/17 166 45 75 183 469

1Includes production from the Pinnace Channel, Beaumaris, Dromana, Bates Point and Mount Martha aquaculture fisheries reserves.