Fishery Production

Fishery Production

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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 October.  Fishery production compliance rates for submission of return forms by that date were 100% for the fiscal years 2012/13 to 2017/18.  Aquaculture production compliance rates for submission of return forms by 1 October were100% for the fiscal years 2012/13 to 2016/17 and 99% for 2017/18.

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 2018.  Victorian Fisheries Authority, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia.

Published: Victorian Government, Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA)

http://www.vfa.vic.gov.au

Copyright by The State of Victoria, Victorian Fisheries Authority Melbourne, 2018.

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ISSN: 1446-2567

Victorian fisheries production summary

In order of weight for fiscal year 2017/18.
Species2015/162016/172017/18
  Weight1 Value2 Weight1 Value2 Weight1 Value2
Molluscs and Echinoderms
Abalone 728 19,911 721 20,499 756 26,916
Octopus 19 nd3 45 nd 41 nd
Squids 47 nd 33 nd 41 nd
Scallop id nd id nd id nd
Other 115 na4 169 na 206 na
Sub-total909na968na1,044na
Crustaceans
Rock Lobster, southern 288 24,517 262 20,792 287 23,277
Prawns 170 nd 73 nd 137 nd
Crab, giant 9 nd id5 nd id nd
Other 93 na 108 na 90 na
Sub-total560na443na514na
Teleosts and Chondrichthyans
Sardine, Australian (Pilchard) 1,524 960 2,344 1,711 1,217 841
Australian salmon 450 247 265 162 242 160
Whiting, King George  213 nd 115 nd 54 nd
Eels, freshwater 39 503 93 1,220 59 643
Garfish, southern (sea) 28 nd 61 nd 54 nd
Snapper 108 nd 54 nd 64 nd
Breams 44 nd 47 nd 20 nd
Chondrichthyans6 38 nd 29 nd 34 nd
Other 621 na 536 na 660 na
Sub-total3,065na3,545na2,403na
Total4,533na4,957na3,961na
Aquaculture7
Inland
Salmonids 1,343 nd 1,282 14,674 1,179 13,740
Warmwater Finfish (Inland) 236 nd 256 id 294 id
Eels, Freshwater id nd 6 id 14 124
Yabby (freshwater) 1 nd 3 id 4 id
Other8 0 nd 2 id id id
Ornamental Fish9 no nd no id no id
Sub-total1,586na1,54926,2391,49127,814
Marine
Mussel, Blue 764 nd 1,136 4,316 1,346 5,189
Abalone 326 nd 462 17,716 525 25,216
Sub-total1,090na1,59822,0321,87130,406
Total2,676na3,14748,2713,36258,220

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 and pilchards; 3 nd, no data obtained;      4 na, not applicable; 5 id, 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 mussels and crustaceans; 9 no, number only of ornamental fish available (2,438,000 for 2015/16, 2,283,000 for 2016/17 and 1,915,000 for 2017/18).

Number of Fishery Access Licences (June 2018)

Abalone, Western Zone14
Abalone, Central Zone34
Abalone, Eastern Zone23
Bait (General)11
Giant Crab14
Eel, Fishery A (Transferable)18
Ocean (General)162
Purse Seine (Ocean)1
Rock Lobster, Western Zone71
Rock Lobster, Eastern Zone36
Scallop (Ocean)88
Sea Urchin10
Trawl (Inshore)54
Wrasse (Ocean)22
Total558
Bay & Inlet Fisheries
Corner Inlet18
Gippsland Lakes10
Gippsland Lakes (Bait)9
Gippsland Lakes (Mussel Dive)2
Lake Tyers (Bait)1
Mallacoota Lower Lake (Bait)1
Port Phillip–Western Port9
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 Fisheries613
Permits36

Victoria Statewide (Teleosts)

Commercial catch and value for each major species caught during 2013/14–2017/18 (fiscal years)

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

Selected speciesProduction (live weight, tonnes)Value ($'000)
2013/142014/152015/162016/172017/182013/142014/152015/162016/172017/18
Teleosts
Anchovy, Australian116944489ndndndndnd
Australian herring15131640ndndndndnd
Australian salmon381211450265242217141247162160
Barracouta52121nd8ndndnd
Bream, black5465444720nd716ndndnd
Bream, yellowfinidididididndidndndnd
Carp, European5456101102103ndndndndnd
Eel, longfin17idid34297id24941nd
Eel, southern shortfin77513991551,0516895031,179643
Flathead, dusky8916199ndndndndnd
Flathead, rock8169454654nd458ndndnd
Flathead, southern bluespotted2527202131nd107ndndnd
Flathead, southern sand87642nd30ndndnd
Flathead, tiger54272nd16ndndnd
Flatheads, other11212ndndndndnd
Flounder, greenback1313141514nd41ndndnd
Garfish, riveridididid0ndidndndnd
Garfish, southern4834286154nd252ndndnd
Herring caleidididid0ndndndndnd
Leatherjackets1013151415nd43ndndnd
Luderick65233nd21ndndnd
Mackerel, jack11139815nd55ndndnd
Morwong, banded12id3id2552ndndnd
Morwong, dusky21100nd3ndndnd
Mullet, red43311nd14ndndnd
Mullet, sandidididididndidndndnd
Mullet, sea593145nd37ndndnd
Mullet, yellow-eye4840323332nd79ndndnd
Mullets, other11101nd4ndndnd
Perch, estuary11051ndndndndnd
Pike, unspecified3960321211nd271ndndnd
Sardine,Australian (Pilchard)1,0768631,5242,3441,2175601,5369601,711841
Snapper1441471085464nd1,385ndndnd
Sprat, sandyidididididndidndndnd
Tailor2726406153nd109ndndnd
Trevally, silver2432354848nd116ndndnd
Warehou, blue11120ndndndndnd
Whiting, blue weed 24556nd17ndndnd
Whiting, King George8511521311554nd2,522ndndnd
Whiting, school1011774ndndndndnd
Wrasse, blue throat1526261832243444545414657
Wrasse, purple211132415212354
Wrasses112353193316112056
Other teleosts41219314068201ndndndndnd
Sub-total2,8452,2253,0273,5162,369     

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 2013/14–2017/18 (fiscal years)

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

Species2013/142014/152015/162016/172017/182013/142014/152015/162016/172017/18
Molluscs and Echinoderms
Abalone, Blacklip73173672571675121,37820,11719,82920,41226,734
Abalone, Greenlip3335596838287182
Calamari, Southern (squid)3557443239nd1734ndndnd
Cuttlefishes000id20nd1ndndnd
Mussel, Blueidid000ndndndndnd
Octopuses2321194541nd86ndndnd
Periwinklesidididididndndndndnd
Scallop3idididididndidndndnd
Black Sea Urchin92254555ndndndndnd
White Sea Urchin2315id2433ndndndndnd
Squid, Gould's22312nd8ndndnd
Other 10186110100118ndndndndnd
Sub-total9279529099681,044     
Crustaceans
Bug (shovelnose lobster)16108810nd41ndndnd
Crab, Giant7id9ididndndndndnd
Crab, Sand32109577024nd451ndndnd
Crab, Velvetidid212ndndndndnd
Crab (unspecified)11139932nd13ndndnd
Prawn, Eastern King12285563367ndndndndnd
Prawn, School37721144070ndndndndnd
Rock Lobster, Southern31228928826228721,71024,29624,51720,79223,277
Yabby (freshwater)22221nd77ndndnd
Other Crustaceans31151821ndndndndnd
Sub-total542592560443514     
Chondrichthyans4
Elephantfish33111nd11ndndnd
Shark, Angel212id1ndndndndnd
Shark, Gummy1818161517nd195ndndnd
Shark, Saw10000ndndndndnd
Shark, School11110nd3ndndnd
Shark, Broadnoseid0000nd2ndndnd
Rays533301nd12ndndnd
Other Chondrichthyans1615151214ndndndndnd
Sub-total4341382934     
Total4,3563,8104,5344,9573,961

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 1978/79–2017/18

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
1978/791425422151012227874616189395141,364
1979/80176103466132119239956011197423441,580
1980/81131664962115161941064519207512121,410
1981/8214583508311714135104451417240991,290
1982/831981115224215131457341914343871,317
1983/841298359261191219573531212945721,305
1984/856974457561414211776671011333811,102
1985/86696760619161923145578811478791,244
1986/87141481,067191117221154867108641371,792
1987/88102411,1042411922135856712560731,705
1988/8933191,44321610161747416174811092,023
1989/90172083631610816473771391342521,559
1990/9146721,3634731110759336146671932,062
1991/9246621,48732412895634893491872,087
1992/93891092,058236156125235763591502,684
1993/94105482,035209197215330865581302,607
1994/9586221,4511810111012383544748891,882
1995/96165471,3391881111111831104262981,871
1996/97491365962681313181329153490851,468
1997/981823846318121481233362240131981,107
1998/991182238251066729311859101169640
1999/009980id1371575733191236126314790
2000/0116237108521364744199548575675
2001/0213832145612115683123145553151753
2002/0310633100411314711352015644989597
2003/0461322164613845271210825756629
2004/054827id58201248251820957075479
2005/063418id42191048161213757484409
2006/0732249931261147191610956549488
2007/08862118630349552415109410445668
2008/095529id24301045211948784124495
2009/1044322303531142418183838682681
2010/111942id3923142329175111108119529
2011/12id362093022143641165163101134779
2012/13id24263212716251117413465120712
2013/14id272082436161341551404195612
2014/1594535028211614913614466110822
2015/162id20242231371357510371113613
2016/17nd31id911id11id34335173268
2017/18ndidid821id11id35325170265

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 1978/79–2017/18

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

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 1978/79–2017/18

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

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 1978/79–2017/18

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

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 1978/79–2017/18

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

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 2009/10–2017/18.

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

Southern Rock Lobster (Western Zone)

Catch, effort and value by month during quota year (July–June) 2017/18

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
2018April843740.561.04377
2018May1idididididididid
2018Juneidididididididid

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 1982/83–2017/18

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

1nd, no data obtained.

Giant Crab (Western Zone)

Catch, effort and value by month during quota year (July–June) 2017/18

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
2018Aprilid id id id id id
2018Mayid id id id id id
2018Juneid 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 2009/10–2017/18.

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

Southern Rock Lobster (Eastern Zone)

Catch, effort and value by month during quota year (July–June) 2017/18

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
2018January17750.421.34538
2018February9420.441.28332
2018March11430.381.29363
2018April10420.361.31349
2018May7310.431.79282
2018June8200.292.02222

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
2017/1863         274 353690

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
2017/1813.34.3

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

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

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 2016/172017/18
Freshwater Eels 13 13 10 12 13 13
Salmonids 20 27 23 19 18 18
Warmwater Finfish (Inland) 19 25 22 20 18 18
Yabby 14 15 16 18 17 20
Abalone 15 15 11 12 10 10
Blue Mussel and Other Molluscs (Bivalves) 19 19 18 18 16 17
Ornamental Fish 10 10 8 8 9 8
Other 18 6 4 20 21 23
Total 128 130 1122 127 122 1272

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

Growout Production (excluding Molluscs)

Industry sectorFiscal yearGrowout
Number
('000)
Weight (tonnes)
Freshwater eels2013/14na113
 2014/15naid3
 2015/16naid
 2016/17na6
 2017/18na14
Salmonids2013/14na1,186
 2014/15na1,140
 2015/16na1,343
 2016/17na1,282
 2017/18na1,179
Warmwater finfish (inland)2013/14na157
 2014/15na270
 2015/16na236
 2016/17na256
 2017/18na294
Yabby2013/14na3
 2014/15na3
 2015/16na1
 2016/17na3
 2017/18na4
Ornamental fish2013/143,370na
 2014/152,777na
 2015/162,438na
 2016/172,283na
 2017/181,915na
Other42013/14naid
 2014/15naid
 2015/16na0
 2016/17na2
 2017/18naid

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
2017/18id52525,216

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
2017/18id1,3465,189

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 yearGrowout
Total Weight
(tonnes)
Inland Value ($,000)Marine Value ($,000)Total Value ($,000)
2013/142,433nd1ndnd
2014/152,896ndndnd
2015/162,676ndndnd
2016/173,14726,23922,03248,271
2017/183,36227,81430,40658,220

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
 2017/181786375218534

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