Commercial Fish Production

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 has been collected continuously since 1911. Catch and effort data for the period since June 1978 is stored in an electronic database where the data is secure and readily accessible for various uses.

This information bulletin is designed to meet the data needs of the fishing industry, fishery researchers, the Victorian Fisheries Authority, 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 2018/19 Victorian Fisheries Authority Commercial Fish Production Information Bulletin is produced by the Victorian Fisheries Authority.

This edition has been compiled from catch and effort data supplied by Victorian commercial fishery access licence holders completing monthly fishing returns and from aquaculture production data supplied by Victorian aquaculture licence holders via 6‐monthly aquaculture returns. Production value was estimated from price‐at‐first‐ sale data supplied by selected fish processors and selected fish aquaculture farms. The provision of accurate and timely data from licence holders and processors is greatly appreciated by the Victorian Fisheries Authority.

All data in this bulletin has been computer validated. It does not include data received or processed after 28 November. Wildcatch fishery production compliance rates for submission of return forms was 99% for 2018/19 whilst Aquaculture was 93%.

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

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. 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. Please refer to the list of names on pages 16 and 17 of the Bulletin to find any previously used species names.

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 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 edition of the Bulletin to the next edition as a result of improved compliance, correction of data errors, or use of more representative price data.

Preferred way to cite this publication:

Victorian Fisheries Authority Commercial Fish Production Information Bulletin 2019. Victorian Fisheries Authority, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia.

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Victorian fisheries production summary

In order of weight for fiscal year 2018/19

Species

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

Weight1

Value2

Weight1

Value2

Weight1

Value2

Molluscs and Echinoderms

Abalone

721

20,499

756

26,980

693

31,310

Octopus

45

nd3

41

408

89

908

Squids

33

nd

41

nd

63

nd

Scallop

id

nd

id

nd

id

nd

Other

169

na4

206

na

193

na

Sub‐total

968

na

1,044

na

1,037

na

Crustaceans

Rock Lobster, southern

262

20,792

287

23,277

290

26,047

Prawns

73

nd

137

nd

132

nd

Crab, giant

id5

nd

id

nd

id

nd

Other

108

na

90

na

73

na

Sub‐total

443

na

514

na

495

na

Teleosts and Chondrichthyans

Sardine, Australian (Pilchard)

2,344

1,711

1,217

841

1,288

1,985

Australian salmon

265

162

242

160

443

556

Whiting, King George

115

nd

54

nd

118

nd

Eels, freshwater

93

1,220

59

643

67

771

Garfish, southern (sea)

61

nd

54

nd

59

nd

Snapper

54

nd

64

nd

49

nd

Breams

47

nd

20

nd

35

nd

Chondrichthyans6

29

nd

33

nd

39

nd

Other

536

na

670

na

607

na

Sub‐total

3,545

na

2,413

na

2,704

na

Total

4,957

na

3,972

na

4,236

na

Aquaculture7

Inland

Shellfish8

1,598

22,032

1,871

30,406

1,706

26,575

Finfish9

1,545

24,807

1,488

26,440

1,611

31,630

Crustaceans10

4

153

4

192

3

160

Ornamental finfish11

no

1,279

no

1,149

no

1,108

Total

3,147

48,271

3,362

58,187

3,319

59,473

1 Weight (live, tonnes); 2,Value ($ʹ000) from Jan 2011, Melbourne Fish Market price data collection ceased. Selected processors are still providing price data for some species including abalone & rock lobster; 3nd, no data obtained; 4na, not applicable; 5id, insufficient data to report because there are less than five licence holders (policy requirement to protect commercial confidentiality of data); 6 Shark carcass weight (beheaded and eviscerated with fins attached) for Victorian Proclaimed waters only; 7 Aquaculture weight and value does not include hatchery production; 8 includes abalone and blue mussel; 9 includes salmonids, warmwater finfish and eels; 10 includes yabby; 11no, number only of ornamental fish available (2,283,000 for 2016/17, 1,915,000 for 2017/18 and 1,847,000 for 2018/19).

Number of Fishery Access Licences (June 2019)

Abalone, Western Zone

14

Abalone, Central Zone

34

Abalone, Eastern Zone

23

Bait (General)

12

Giant Crab

11

Eel, Fishery A (Transferable)

18

Ocean (General)

157

Purse Seine (Ocean)

1

Rock Lobster, Western Zone

71

Rock Lobster, Eastern Zone

33

Scallop (Ocean)

89

Sea Urchin

9

Trawl (Inshore)

54

Wrasse (Ocean)

22

Total

548

Permits

45

Bay & Inlet Fisheries

Corner Inlet

18

Gippsland Lakes

10

Gippsland Lakes (Bait)

9

Gippsland Lakes (Mussel Dive)

2

Lake Tyers (Bait)

1

Mallacoota Lower Lake (Bait)

1

Port Phillip–Western Port

9

Port Phillip Bay (Mussel Bait)

0

Scallop Dive (Port Phillip Bay)

1

Snowy River Fishery (Bait)

2

Sydenham Inlet Fishery (Bait)

2

Total Bay & Inlet

55

Total All Fisheries

603

Number of Licensed Pots (June 2019)

Rock Lobster

Pots, Western Zone

5,162

Pots, Eastern Zone

2,073

Total All Pots

7,235

Victoria Statewide (Teleosts)

Commercial catch and value for each major species caught during 2014/15–2018/19 (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 ($ʹ000)

 

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

Teleosts

Anchovy, Australian

94

44

8

9

3

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Australian herring

13

16

4

0

1

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Australian salmon

211

450

265

242

443

142

247

162

160

556

Barracouta

2

1

2

1

0

8

nd

nd

nd

nd

Bream, black

65

44

47

20

35

716

nd

nd

nd

nd

Bream, yellowfin

id2

id

id

id

id

id

nd

nd

nd

nd

Carp, European

56

101

102

103

67

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Eel, longfin

id

id

3

4

18

id

id

41

nd

177

Eel, southern shortfin

51

39

91

55

50

680

503

1,179

643

594

Flathead, dusky

9

16

19

9

5

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Flathead, rock

69

45

46

54

62

458

nd

nd

nd

nd

Flathead, southern bluespotted

27

20

21

31

31

107

nd

nd

nd

nd

Flathead, southern sand

7

6

4

2

1

30

nd

nd

nd

nd

Flathead, tiger

4

2

7

2

2

16

nd

nd

nd

nd

Flatheads, other

1

2

1

2

1

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Flounder, greenback

13

14

15

14

12

41

nd

nd

nd

nd

Garfish, river

id

id

id

0

id

id

nd

nd

nd

nd

Garfish, southern

34

28

61

54

59

252

nd

nd

nd

nd

Herring cale

id

id

id

0

id

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Leatherjackets

13

15

14

15

18

43

nd

nd

nd

nd

Luderick

5

2

3

3

3

21

nd

nd

nd

nd

Mackerel, jack

13

9

8

15

24

55

nd

nd

nd

nd

Morwong, banded

2

id

3

id

id

52

nd

nd

nd

nd

Morwong, dusky

1

1

0

0

0

3

nd

nd

nd

nd

Mullet, red

3

3

1

1

1

14

nd

nd

nd

nd

Mullet, sand

id

id

id

id

id

id

nd

nd

nd

nd

Mullet, sea

9

3

14

5

6

37

nd

nd

nd

nd

Mullet, yellow‐eye

40

32

33

32

29

79

nd

nd

nd

nd

Mullets, other

1

1

0

1

1

4

nd

nd

nd

nd

Perch, estuary

1

0

5

1

1

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Pike, unspecified

60

32

12

11

12

271

nd

nd

nd

nd

Sardine,Australian (Pilchard)

863

1,524

2,344

1,217

1,288

1,537

960

1,711

841

1,985

Snapper

147

108

54

64

49

1,385

nd

nd

nd

nd

Sprat, sandy

id

id

id

id

id

id

nd

nd

nd

nd

Tailor

26

40

61

53

9

109

nd

nd

nd

nd

Trevally, silver

32

35

48

48

24

116

nd

nd

nd

nd

Warehou, blue

1

1

2

0

0

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Whiting, blue weed

4

5

5

6

13

17

nd

nd

nd

nd

Whiting, King George

115

213

115

54

118

2,522

nd

nd

nd

nd

Whiting, school

11

7

7

4

4

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Wrasse, blue throat

26

26

18

32

30

487

545

414

661

604

Wrasse, purple

1

1

1

3

1

16

21

23

54

25

Wrasses

2

3

5

3

2

33

61

120

56

43

Other teleosts

193

140

68

211

242

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Sub‐total

2,225

3,027

3,516

2,380

2,665

     

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 2014/15–2018/19 (fiscal years)

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

Species

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

Molluscs and Echinoderms

Abalone, Blacklip

736

725

716

751

689

20,117

19,829

20,412

26,797

31,101

Abalone, Greenlip

3

3

5

5

5

83

82

87

182

209

Calamari, Southern (squid)

57

44

32

39

61

734

nd1

nd

nd

nd

Cuttlefishes

0

0

id2

0

0

1

nd

nd

nd

nd

Mussel, Blue

id

0

0

0

0

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Octopuses

21

19

45

41

89

86

nd

nd

408

908

Periwinkles

id

id

id

id

5

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Scallop3

id

id

id

id

id

id

nd

nd

nd

nd

Black Sea Urchin

22

5

45

55

59

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

White Sea Urchin

15

id

24

33

27

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Squid, Gouldʹs

2

3

1

2

1

8

nd

nd

nd

nd

Other

86

110

100

118

106

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Sub‐total

952

909

968

1,044

1,042

     

Crustaceans

Bug (shovelnose lobster)

10

8

8

10

6

41

nd

nd

nd

nd

Crab, Giant

id

9

id

id

id

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Crab, Sand

109

57

70

24

14

451

nd

nd

nd

nd

Crab, Velvet

id

2

1

2

2

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Crab (unspecified)

13

9

9

32

36

13

nd

nd

nd

nd

Prawn, Eastern King

85

56

33

67

97

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Prawn, School

72

114

40

70

35

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Rock Lobster, Southern

289

288

262

287

290

24,296

24,517

20,792

23,277

26,047

Yabby (freshwater)

2

2

2

1

1

77

nd

nd

nd

nd

Other Crustaceans

1

15

18

21

14

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Sub‐total

592

560

443

514

495

     

Chondrichthyans4

Elephantfish

3

1

1

1

1

11

nd

nd

nd

nd

Shark, Angel

1

2

id

1

1

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Shark, Gummy

18

16

15

17

17

195

nd

nd

nd

nd

Shark, Saw

0

0

0

0

0

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Shark, School

1

1

1

0

1

3

nd

nd

nd

nd

Shark, Broadnose

0

0

0

0

0

2

nd

nd

nd

nd

Skates and Rays5

17

15

12

12

16

12

nd

nd

nd

nd

Other Chondrichthyans

1

3

2

3

3

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Sub‐total

42

38

30

33

39

     

Total

3,810

4,534

4,958

3,972

4,241

1 nd, no data obtained; 2 id, 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 ʹotherʹ; 3 Scallop live weights (shell weight) reported; 4shark carcass weight (beheaded and gutted with fins attached) for Victorian Proclaimed Waters only; 5 weight of margins of pectoral fins

Port Phillip Bay

Commercial catch for each major species caught in Port Phillip Bay during 1978/79–2018/19

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 blue spotted

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

id1

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

2015/162

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

2017/18

nd

id

id

8

2

1

id

1

1

id

3

53

25

170

265

2018/19

id

1

id

5

1

0

id

id

0

id

3

40

21

163

234

1 id, 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 ʹotherʹ; 2 Reduction in licence numbers and introduction of catch limits from April 2016; 3 nd, no data obtained.

Western Port

Commercial catch for each major species caught in Western Port during 1978/79–2018/19

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
2017/18ndndndndndndndndndndndndndnd0
2018/19ndndndndndndndndndndndndndndnd

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 1978/79–2018/19

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
2017/18163052id13534171162262765321
2018/19165461nd211591119111117139469446

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'. 2nd, no data obtained

Gippsland Lakes and Lake Tyers

Commercial catch for each major species caught in Gippsland Lakes and Lake Tyers during 1978/79–2017/18

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
2017/18id213id9023515id0311665188
2018/193127id5id13610id074142205

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 1978/79–2018/19

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
2017/1822310116id3349257131301,4091,778
2018/19425609id8069342030101,4772,110

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 2009/10–2018/19.

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
2016/17 1 July- 30 June 328 209 206 328 209 0.64 1.04 16,517 230
2017/181 July- 30 June 2962302262952300.781.0218,605230
2018/191 July- 30 June2922452412902440.841.0322,003245

Southern Rock Lobster (Western Zone)

Catch, effort and value by month during quota year (July–June) 2018/19

Year

Month

Pot‐lifts

(ʹ000)

Weight

(tonnes)

Number

(ʹ000)

Target pot‐lifts

(ʹ000)

Target weight

(tonnes)

Target catch rate

(kg/pot‐lift)

Mean weight

(kg)

Value

($ʹ000)

2018

July

20

10

8

20

10

0.49

1.16

914

2018

August

45

27

23

45

27

0.59

1.15

2,648

2018

September

19

11

9

19

11

0.57

1.12

1,269

2018

November

29

28

30

28

28

0.96

0.88

2,363

2018

December

48

54

54

47

54

1.13

0.95

4,445

2019

January

54

56

56

54

56

1.02

1.00

5,069

2019

February

37

35

35

36

35

0.97

0.97

3,177

2019

March

15

13

12

15

13

0.82

0.98

1,121

2019

April

7

4

3

7

4

0.54

1.00

336

2019

May

7

4

3

6

4

0.55

1.00

348

2019

June

7

3

2

7

3

0.41

1.27

313

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.

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

Giant Crab (Western Zone)

Catch, effort and value by quota year (April–March) during 1982/83–2018/19

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
2017/181 July-30 June ididididididid10.5
2018/191 July-30 Juneididididididid10.5

1nd, no data obtained.

Giant Crab (Western Zone)

Catch, effort and value by month during quota year (July–June) 2018/19

Year

Month

Weight

(tonnes)

Number

(ʹ000)

Target pot‐lifts

(ʹ000)

Target weight

(tonnes)

Target catch rate

(kg/pot‐lift)

Mean weight

(kg)

Value

($ʹ000)

2018

July

id

id

id

id

id

id

id

2018

August

id

id

id

id

id

id

id

2018

September

id

id

id

id

id

id

id

2018

November

id

id

id

id

id

id

id

2018

December

id

id

id

id

id

id

id

2019

January

id

id

id

id

id

id

id

2019

February

id

id

id

id

id

id

id

2019

March

id

id

id

id

id

id

id

2019

April

id

id

id

id

id

id

id

2019

May

id

id

id

id

id

id

id

2019

June

id

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 confidentiality of data).

Southern Rock Lobster (Eastern Zone)

Catch, effort and value by quota year (April–March) during 1982/83–2009/10, (July–June) during 2009/10–2018/19.

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
2017/181 July- 30 June13457390.431.444,67259
2018/191 July- 30 June10945300.421.524,04447

Southern Rock Lobster (Eastern Zone)

Catch, effort and value by month during quota year (July–June) 2018/19

Year

Month

Pot‐lifts

(ʹ000)

Weight

(tonnes)

Number

(ʹ000)

Catch rate

(kg/pot‐lift)

Mean weight

(kg)

Value

($ʹ000)

2018

July

10

4

1

0.39

1.94

377

2018

August

13

5

2

0.36

1.77

492

2018

September

5

2

0

0.29

1.67

179

2018

November

6

3

2

0.46

1.13

264

2018

December

19

11

8

0.56

1.28

923

2019

January

14

7

4

0.47

1.39

638

2019

February

13

6

3

0.48

1.40

549

2019

March

6

2

1

0.31

1.34

178

2019

April

5

2

1

0.34

1.37

160

2019

May

4

1

0

0.29

1.62

122

2019

June

7

2

0

0.24

1.99

161

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 1995/96–2017/18

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).

Blacklip abalone

Quota yearWestern Zone (abalone tonnes)Central Zone (abalone tonnes)Eastern Zone (abalone tonnes)Total tonnes
1995/96280         695 4601,435
1996/97278         695 4591,433
1997/98265         697 4601,421
1998/99279         696 4601,436
1999/00279         695 4601,434
2000/01280         695 4591,433
2001/02280         695 4601,434
2002/03264         663 4561,383
2003/04266         654 4811,401
2004/05254         616 4821,352
2005/06221         618 4851,324
2006/07164         615 4891,268
2007/08110         570 4901,169
2008/0916         462 490968
2009/1016         426 460902
2010/1116         281 428726
2011/1227         328 432788
2012/1325         308 436769
2013/1449         279 432760
2014/1556         307 417781
2015/1662         306 376743
2016/1762         280 363705
2017/1863274 353690
2018/1970274346690

Please note: Includes catches taken under permits when issued in addition to TACC.

Greenlip abalone

Quota yearWestern Zone (abalone tonnes)Central Zone (abalone tonnes)Total tonnes
1995/960.23.53.7
1996/970.200.2
1997/980.200.2
1998/990.733.7
1999/000.90.81.7
2000/010.51.92.4
2001/02033.0
2002/030.51.11.6
2003/040.22.52.6
2004/0500.90.9
2005/0600.30.3
2006/074.204.2
2007/084.204.2
2008/098.83.111.9
2009/10103.012.9
2010/1119.53.222.7
2011/1215.52.818.3
2012/1372.99.9
2013/14033.0
2014/1503.13.1
2015/1603.13.1
2016/1703.33.3
2017/181.33.34.3
2018/191.43.24.6

Please note: Includes catches taken under permits when issued in addition to TACC.

History of TACCs for each zone

YearTACC (tonnes)
Western Zone Central Zone Eastern Zone
Blacklip Abalone Greenlip Abalone Combined Blacklip Abalone Greenlip Abalone Combined Blacklip Abalone
April 1998 to March 1999  280  700460
April 1999 to March 2000  280  700460
April 2000 to March 2001  280  700460
April 2001 to March 2002  280  700460
April 2002 to March 2003 1  265  665465
April 2003 to March 2004 2  275  673488
April 2004 to March 2005  254  617488
April 2005 to March 2006  221  618489
April 2006 to March 20072210 6200 489
April 2006 to March 2007 31644.2 6200 489
April 2007 to March 20081104.2 6200 490
April 2007 to March 2008 31104.2 5700 490
April 2008 to March 2009164.2 4623.4 490
April 2008 to March 2009 3168.4 4623.4 490
April 2009 to March 2010169.8 4293.4 460
April 2010 to March 20111612.6 281.53.4 428.2
April 2011 to March 201227.315.4 328.33.4 432
April 2012 to March 201324.857 307.93.4 436
April 2013 to March 2014490 2793.4 432.5
April 2014 to March 201556.10 307.73.4 417.5
April 2015 to March 201661.70 307.73.4 376
April 2016 to March 201762.50 280.23.4 363
April 2017 to March 201863.21.4 2743.4 352.5
April 2018 to March 2019701.4 2743.4 347
April 2019 to March 202078.21.4 262.53.4 345.5

Please Note: TACC for each zone does not include permit allowable catch.

1 Includes reduction to accommodate introduction of marine parks; 2 Allowance of 5% increase for introduction of beach weighing regulations; 3 Further quota order amends TACC due to abalone disease.

Marketing, Scientific and Previously Used Names for Fishery Production

Teleosts/Scalefish

Marketing nameScientific nameCAAB Taxon codePreviously used species name
TeleostsScalefish
Anchovy, Australian (whitebait)Engraulis australis37 086001Anchovy, southern
Atlantic salmon Salmo salar37 094001Atlantic salmon 
Australian bassMacquaria novemaculeata37 311034Australian bass
Australian herringArripis georgianus37 344001Ruff
Australian salmonArripis trutta & A. truttaceus 37 344900Australian salmon
Australian Sardine (Pilchard)Sardinops sagax37 085002Pilchards
BarracoutaThyrsites atun37 439001Barracouta
BarramundiLates calcarifer37 310006Barramundi
Bream, blackAcanthopagrus butcheri37 353003Bream, black
Bream, yellowfinAcanthopagrus australis37 353004Bream, yellowfin
BreamsAcanthopagrus butcheri & A. australis37 353902 
Carp, European Cyprinus carpio37 165003Carp, European 
Catfish, freshwaterTandanus tandanus37 192006Catfish, native
Eel, longfinAnguilla reinhardtii37 056002Eel, long-finned (wild)
Eel, southern shortfinAnguilla australis37 056001Eel, short-finned (wild)
Eels, freshwaterAnguilla reinhardtii & A. australis37 056000Eels
Flathead, duskyPlatycephalus fuscus37 296004Flathead, dusky
Flathead, rockPlatycephalus laevigatus37 296006Flathead, rock
Flathead, southern bluespottedPlatycephalus speculator37 296037Flathead, yank
Flathead, southern sandPlatycephalus bassensis37 296003Flathead, sand
Flathead, tigerPlatycephalus richardsoni37 296001Flathead, tiger
Flatheads, otherFamily Platycephalidae37 296000Flathead, other
Flounder, greenbackRhombosolea tapirina37 461003Flounder, greenback
Garfish, riverHyporhamphus regularis37 234012Garfish, river
Garfish, Southern (Sea)Hyporhamphus melanochir37 234001Garfish, southern
Herring CaleOlis cyanomelas37 385001Herring cale
LeatherjacketFamilyMonacanthidae37 465903Leatherjackets
LuderickGirella tricuspidata37 361007Luderick
Mackerel, jackTrachurus declivis37 337002Mackerel, jack
Morwong, bandedCheilodactylus spectabilis37 377006Morwong, banded
Morwong, duskyDactylophora nigricans37 377005Morwong, dusky
Mullet, redUpeneichthys vlamingii37 355029Mullet, red
Mullet, sandMyxus elongatus37 381003Mullet, sand
Mullet, seaMugil cephalus37 381002Mullet, sea
Mullet, yelloweyeAldrichetta forsteri37 381001Mullet, yellow-eye
Mullets, otherFamilyMugilidae37 381000Mullet, other
Murray codMaccullochella peelii peelii37 311076Murray cod
Perch, estuaryMacquaria colonorum37 311033Perch, estuary
Perch, goldenMacquaria ambigua37 311075Perch, golden
Perch, silverBidyanus bidyanus37 321008Perch, silver
SalmonidsFamily Salmonidae37 094000Salmonids
SnapperChrysophrys auratus37 353001Snapper
SnookSphyraena novaehollandiae37 382002Pike, short-finned
Sprat, sandyHyperlophus vittatus37 085005Sprat, sandy
TailorPomatomus saltatrix37 334002Tailor
Trevalla, blue-eyeHyperoglyphe antarctica37 445001Trevalla, blue-eye
Trevally, silverPseudocaranx georgianus37 337062Trevally, silver
Trout, brownSalmo trutta37 094004Trout, brown
Trout, rainbowOncorhynchus mykiss37 094003Trout, rainbow
Warehou, blueSeriolella brama37 445005Warehou, blue
Whiting, blue weed Haletta semifasciata37 385009Stranger
Whiting, King GeorgeSillaginodes punctatus37 330001Whiting, King George
Whiting, schoolSillago flindersi37 330014Whiting, school
Wrasse, blue throatNotolabrus tetricus37 384003Wrasse, blue throat
Wrasse, purpleNotolabrus fucicola37 384021Wrasse, saddle
WrassesFamilyLabridae37 384000Wrasse, unspecified
TeleostsClass Pisces37 000000Other

Other species

Marketing nameScientific nameCAAB Taxon namePreviously used species name
MolluscsShellfish
Abalone, blacklipHaliotis rubra rubra24 038006Abalone, blacklip
Abalone, greenlipHaliotis laevigata24 038004Abalone, greenlip
AbalonesHaliotis rubra & H. laevigata 24 038000Abalone
Mussel, blueMytilus galloprovincialis23 220001Mussel & Mussel, blue (wild)
PeriwinkleClassGastropoda24 094901Periwinkles
ScallopPecten fumatus23 270007Scallop, commercial
Other molluscs (bivalves)Families Ostreidae & Pectinidae23 257000 &   23 270000Other shellfish (bivalves)
Other molluscsPhylum Mollusca23 000000Other
Cephalopods
Calamari, Southern (squid)Sepioteuthis australis23 617005Calamary, southern 
CuttlefishSepiaspp23 607901Cuttlefishes
OctopusOctopus spp23 659901Octopuses
Squid, Gould'sNototodarus gouldi23 636004Squid, arrow
SquidsNototodarus gouldi & Sepia spp"As above" 
EchinodermsEchinoderms
Black (long-spine) Sea UrchinCentrostephanus rodgersii25 211001Sea urchin, longspine
White Sea UrchinHeliocidaris erythrogramma25 247001Sea urchin, purple
CrustaceansCrustaceans
Bug (Shovelnose lobster)Ibacus peronii28 821901Balmain bug
Crab, giantPseudocarcinus gigas28 915002Crab, giant
Crab, sandOvalipes australiensis 28 911003Crab, sand
Crab, velvetNectocarcinus tuberculosus28 911004Crab, velvet
Crab, (unspecified)Family Corystidae28 900000Crabs
Prawn, eastern kingMelicertus plebejus28 711052Prawn, eastern king
Prawn, eastern schoolMetapenaeus macleayi28 711029Prawns, school
PrawnsPenaeus plebejus & Metapenaeus macleayi28 711000 
Rock lobster, SouthernJasus edwardsii 28 820001Rock lobster, southern
YabbyCherax destructor 28 795002Yabbies
Other crustaceansSubphylum Crustacea27 000000Other
ChondrichthyansSharks
ElephantfishCallorhinchus milii37 043001Elephant fish
Shark, angelSquatina australis37 024001Shark, angel
Shark, broadnoseNotorynchus cepedianus37 005002Shark, seven-gilled
Shark, gummyMustelus antarcticus37 017001Shark, gummy
Shark, sawPristiophorus cirratus & P.nudipinnis37 023002 & 37 023001Shark, saw
Shark, schoolGaleorhinus galeus37 017008Shark, school
RaysClass Batoidea37 990001Skate
Other chondrichthyansFamily Chondrichthyes37 990027Other

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 grow-out 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 2016/172017/182018/19
Freshwater Eels 13 13 10 12 13 1313
Salmonids 20 27 23 19 18 1814
Warmwater Finfish (Inland) 19 25 22 20 18 1818
Yabby 14 15 16 18 17 2015
Abalone 15 15 11 12 10 109
Blue Mussel and Other Molluscs (Bivalves) 19 19 18 18 16 1716
Ornamental Fish 10 10 8 8 9 88
Other 18 6 4 20 21 2320
Total 128 130 1122 127 122 12721132

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

Growout Production

Sector

Fiscal year

Growout

Number

('000)

Weight

(tonnes)

Value

($,000)

Finfish1

2014/15

na2

1,421

nd3

 

2015/16

na

1,584

nd

 

2016/17

na

1,545

24,807

 

2017/18

na

1,488

26,440

 

2018/19

na

1,611

31,630

Ornamental finfish

2014/15

2,777

na

nd

 

2015/16

2,438

na

nd

 

2016/17

2,283

na

1,279

 

2017/18

1,915

na

1,149

 

2018/19

1,847

na

1,108

Crustaceans 4

2014/15

na

3

nd

 

2015/16

na

1

nd

 

2016/17

na

4

153

 

2017/18

na

4

192

 

2018/19

na

3

160

Shellfish 5

2014/15

na

1,472

nd

 

2015/16

na

1,090

nd

 

2016/17

na

1,598

22,032

 

2017/18

na

1,871

30,406

 

2018/19

na

1,706

26,575

Total

2014/15

2,777

2,897

nd

 

2015/16

2,438

2,676

nd

 

2016/17

2,283

3,147

48,271

 

2017/18

1,915

3,362

58,187

 

2018/19

1,847

3,319

59,473

1 includes salmonids, warmwater finfish and eels; 2 na, not applicable; 3 nd, no data; 4 includes yabby; 5 includes abalone and blue mussel.

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
 2017/181786375218534
 2018/191786375218534

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