Fishery Production

Fishery Production

Introduction

Number of Fishery Access Licences (September 2016)

Victoria Statewide (Teleosts) catch and value, 2011/12-2015/16

Victoria Statewide (Molluscs, Echinoderms, Crustaceans and Chondrichthyans) catch and value, 2011/12-2015/16

Port Phillip Bay catch, 1978/79-2015/16

Port Phillip Bay value, 1978/79-2015/16

Western Port catch, 1978/79-2015/16

Western Port value, 1978/79-2015/16

Corner Inlet catch, 1978/79-2015/16

Corner Inlet value, 1978/79-2015/16

Gippsland Lakes and Lake Tyers catch, 1978/79-2015/16

Gippsland Lakes and Lake Tyers value, 1978/79-2015/16

Offshore catch, 1978/79-2015/16

Offshore value, 1978/79-2015/16

Southern Rock Lobster (Western Zone) catch, effort and value by quota year, 1982/83-2015/16

Southern Rock Lobster (Western Zone) catch, effort and value by month during quota year 2015/16

Giant Crab (Western Zone) catch, effort and value by quota year, 1982/83-2015/16

Giant Crab (Western Zone) catch, effort and value by month during quota year 2015/16

Southern Rock Lobster (Eastern Zone) catch, effort and value by quota year, 1982/83-2015/16

Southern Rock Lobster (Eastern Zone) catch, effort and value by month during quota year 2015/16

Abalone catch and effort by quota year and zone, 1995/96–2015/16

Marketing, Scientific and Previously Used Names for Fishery Production

Aquaculture Production

Introduction

Number of Aquaculture Licences

Growout Production (excluding Molluscs), 2011/12-2015/16

Ongrowing and Growout Production (Molluscs), 2011/12-2015/16

Statewide Aquaculture Total, 2011/12-2015/16

Areas of Water Licensed for Cultivation — Blue Mussels and Other Molluscs (Bivalves), 2011/12-2015/16

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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 Fisheries Victoria Commercial Fish Production Information Bulletin is produced by Fisheries Victoria, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.

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

All data in this bulletin have been computer validated and do not include data received or processed after 1 November.  Fishery production compliance rates for submission of return forms by that date were 100% for the fiscal years 2011/12 to 2015/16.  Aquaculture production compliance rates for submission of return forms by 20 October 2015 were100% for the fiscal years 2011/12 to 2015/16.

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
Fisheries Victoria
DEDJTR
PO Box 114
Queenscliff VIC 3225
Freecall: 1800 620 896
Fax:  (03) 5258 4553

Preferred way to cite this publication:

Department of Primary Industries (2016). Fisheries Victoria Commercial Fish Production Information Bulletin 2016.  Fisheries Victoria, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia.

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Victorian fisheries production summary

In order of weight for fiscal year 2015/16.
Species 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
  Weight1 Value2 Weight1 Value2 Weight1 Value2
Molluscs and Echinoderms       
Abalone 734 21,474 739 20,200 728 19,911
Squids 37 nd 59 742 47 nd
Octopus 23 nd 21 86 19 nd
Scallop id nd id id id id
Other 133 nd 133 na5 177 na
Sub-total 927 nd 952 na 971 na
       
Crustaceans       
Rock Lobster, southern 312 21,710 289 24,296 288 24,516
Prawns 159 nd 157 nd 175 nd
Crab, giant 7 nd id nd 9 nd
Other 64 nd 146 na 79 na
Sub-total 542 nd 592 na 551 na
       
Teleosts and Chondrichthyans      
Sardine, Australian (Pilchard) 1,076 560 863 1,536 1,524 1,682
Australian salmon 381 217 211 141 450 251
Snapper 144 nd 147 1,385 108 nd
Whiting, King George  85 nd 115 2,522 213 nd
Eels, freshwater 94 1,348 51 689 39 507
Breams 55 nd 65 716 45 nd
Chondrichthyans6 43 nd 41 223 38 nd
Garfish, southern (sea) 48 nd 34 252 28 nd
Other 961 nd 739 na 621 na
Sub-total 2,887 nd 2,266 na 3,066 na
Total 4,356 na 3,810 na 4,588 na
       
Aquaculture7       
Salmonids 1,186 nd 1,140 nd 1,343 nd
Mussel, Blue 644 nd 1,014 nd 764 nd
Abalones 431 nd 436 nd 326 nd
Warmwater Finfish (Inland) 157 nd 270 nd 236 nd
Yabby (freshwater) 3 nd 3 nd 1 nd
Eels, Freshwater 13 nd id nd id nd
Ornamental Fish8 no nd no nd no nd
Total 2,433   2,896   2,674

Number of Fishery Access Licences (Sept 2016)

Abalone, Western Zone 14 Bay & Inlet Fisheries  
Abalone, Central Zone 34 Corner Inlet 18
Abalone, Eastern Zone 23 Gippsland Lakes 10
Bait (General) 12 Gippsland Lakes (Bait) 9
Giant Crab 16 Gippsland Lakes (Mussel Dive) 2
Eel, Fishery A (Transferable) 18 Lake Tyers (Bait) 1
Ocean (General) 183 Mallacoota Lower Lake (Bait) 1
Purse Seine (Ocean) 1 Port Phillip–Western Port 10
Rock Lobster, Western Zone 71 Port Phillip Bay (Mussel Bait) 1
Rock Lobster, Eastern Zone 36 Scallop Dive (Port Phillip Bay) 1
Scallop (Ocean) 90 Snowy River Fishery (Bait) 2
Sea Urchin 9 Sydenham Inlet Fishery (Bait) 2
Trawl (Inshore) 54   
Wrasse (Ocean) 22 Total Bay & Inlet  57
    
Total  583 Total All Fisheries 640
    
Permits 15   
    
Number of Licensed Pots (30 July 2016)  
    
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 2011/12–2014/15 (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)

2011/122012/132013/142014/152015/162011/122012/132013/142014/152015/16
Teleosts









Anchovy, Australian7681169444ndndndnd30
Australian herring412151316ndndndndnd
Australian salmon773364381211450448200217141251
Barracouta11521ndndnd8nd
Bream, black11092546544ndndnd716nd
Bream, yellowfin1id2 idid1ndndndidnd
Carp, European37385456101ndndndndnd
Eel, longfin181317idid331250297idid
Eel, southern shortfin95737751391,0608961,051689507
Flathead, dusky2398916ndndndndnd
Flathead, rock115107816945ndndnd458nd
Flathead, southern bluespotted3028252720ndndnd107nd
Flathead, southern sand119876ndndnd30nd
Flathead, tiger81542ndndnd16nd
Flatheads, other44112ndndndndnd
Flounder, greenback2118131314ndndnd41nd
Garfish, riveridididididndndndidnd
Garfish, southern6349483428ndndnd252nd
Herring caleidididididndndndndnd
Leatherjackets1211101315ndndnd43nd
Luderick127652ndndnd21nd
Mackerel, jack141411139ndndnd55nd
Morwong, banded2112373162552nd
Morwong, dusky31211ndndnd3nd
Mullet, red12433ndndnd14nd
Mullet, sandidididididndndndidnd
Mullet, sea86593ndndnd37nd
Mullet, yellow-eye5153484032ndndnd79nd
Mullets, other11111ndndnd4nd
Perch, estuary21110ndndndndnd
Pike, unspecified3532396032ndndnd271nd
Sardine,Australian (Pilchard)1,9261,1341,0768631,5241,0986695601,5361,682
Snapper202152144147108ndndnd1,385nd
Sprat, sandyidididididndndndidnd
Tailor2233272640ndndnd109nd
Trevally, silver3424243235ndndnd116nd
Warehou, blue00111ndndndndnd
Whiting, blue weed 22245ndndnd17nd
Whiting, King George17810485115213ndndnd2,522nd
Whiting, school14410116ndndndndnd
Wrasse, blue throat1110152626185169243444555
Wrasse, purple2221id31382415id
Wrasses211911233473181933164
Other teleosts222530412193137ndndndndnd











Sub-total 4,0953,0292,8452,2253,028















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 2010/11–2014/15 (fiscal years)

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

Value is estimated from various sources.

Species Production (live weight, tonnes) Value($'000)
  2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
Molluscs and Echinoderms
Abalone, Blacklip 746 825 731 736 725 23,282 26,208 21,378 20,117 19,829
Abalone, Greenlip 12 7 3 3 3 386 216 96 83 82
Calamari, Southern (squid) 41 36 35 57 44 nd nd nd 734 nd
Cuttlefishes 0 0 0 0 0 nd nd nd 1 nd
Mussel, Blue id id id id id nd nd nd nd nd
Octopuses 26 24 23 21 19 nd nd nd 86 nd
Periwinkles id id id id id nd nd nd nd nd
Scallop id id id id id nd nd nd id nd
Black Sea Urchin 7 21 9 22 5 nd nd nd nd nd
White Sea Urchin 23 36 23 15 id nd nd nd nd nd
Squid, Gould's 2 1 2 2 3 nd nd nd 8 nd
Other  56 90 101 86 173 nd nd nd nd nd
Sub-total 913 1,040 927 952 971      
           
Crustaceans          
Bug (shovelnose lobster) 12 16 16 10 8    nd nd nd
Crab, Giant 13 10 7 id 9    nd nd nd
Crab, Sand 7 3 32 109 54    nd nd nd
Crab, Velvet id id id id id nd nd nd nd nd
Crab (unspecified) 6 5 11 13 9 nd nd nd 13 nd
Prawn, Eastern King 10 33 122 85 63 nd nd nd nd nd
Prawn, School 55 13 37 72 112 nd nd nd nd nd
Rock Lobster, Southern 301 307 312 289 288 17,875 17,000 21,710 24,296 22,856
Yabby (freshwater) 3 1 2 2 2 nd nd nd 77 nd
Other Crustaceans 4 2 3 1 6 nd nd nd nd nd
Sub-total 411 390 542 592 551      
           
Chondrichthyans3          
Elephantfish 3 3 3 3 1 nd nd nd 11 nd
Shark, Angel 3 1 2 1 2 nd nd nd nd nd
Shark, Gummy 21 17 18 18 16 nd nd nd 195 nd
Shark, Saw 1 0 1 0 0 nd nd nd nd nd
Shark, School 1 1 1 1 1 nd nd nd 3 nd
Shark, Broadnose id id id 0 0 nd nd nd 2 nd
Rays4 5 4 3 3 3 nd nd nd 12 nd
Other Chondrichthyans 16 18 16 15 15 nd nd nd nd nd
Sub-total 51 44 43 41 38      
Total 5,471 4,504 4,356 3,810 4,588      

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.e

Port Phillip Bay

Commercial catch for each major species caught in Port Phillip Bay during 1978/79–2015/16
Excludes data for abalones, blue mussel, southern rock lobster, and commercial scallop
Year  Production (tonnes) 
   Anchovy, Australian (whitebait)   Australian salmon   Calamari, southern (squid)   Flathead, rock   Flathead, southern bluespotted   Flathead, southern sand   Flounder, greenback   Garfish, Southern (Sea)   Mullet, yelloweye   Shark, gummy   Snapper   Whiting, King George   Other   Total 
1978/79 142 54 5 10 12 22 7 87 46 16 189 39 735 1,364
1979/80 176 103 13 21 19 23 9 95 60 11 197 42 811 1,580
1980/81 131 66 21 15 16 19 4 106 45 19 207 51 709 1,409
1981/82 145 83 31 17 14 13 5 104 45 14 172 40 602 1,285
1982/83 198 111 42 15 13 14 5 73 41 9 143 43 610 1,317
1983/84 129 83 61 19 12 19 5 73 53 12 129 45 665 1,305
1984/85 69 74 56 14 14 21 17 76 67 10 113 33 538 1,102
1985/86 69 67 19 16 19 23 14 55 78 8 114 78 684 1,244
1986/87 141 48 19 11 17 22 11 54 86 7 108 64 1,204 1,792
1987/88 102 41 24 11 9 22 13 58 56 7 125 60 1,177 1,705
1988/89 33 19 21 6 10 16 17 47 41 6 174 81 1,552 2,023
1989/90 17 20 31 6 10 8 16 47 37 7 139 134 1,087 1,559
1990/91 46 72 47 3 11 10 7 59 33 6 146 67 1,556 2,063
1991/92 46 62 32 4 12 8 9 56 34 8 93 49 1,674 2,087
1992/93 89 109 23 6 15 6 12 52 35 7 63 59 2,208 2,684
1993/94 105 48 20 9 19 7 21 53 30 8 65 58 2,164 2,607
1994/95 86 22 18 10 11 10 12 38 35 4 47 48 1,541 1,882
1995/96 165 47 18 8 11 11 11 18 31 10 42 62 1,437 1,871
1996/97 491 36 26 8 13 13 18 13 29 15 34 90 682 1,468
1997/98 182 38 18 12 14 8 12 33 36 22 40 131 561 1,107
1998/99 118 22 25 10 6 6 7 29 31 18 59 101 208 640
1999/00 99 80 37 15 7 5 7 33 19 12 36 126 314 790
2000/01 162 37 52 13 6 4 7 44 19 9 54 85 184 676
2001/02 138 32 61 21 15 6 8 31 23 14 55 53 296 753
2002/03 106 33 41 13 14 7 11 35 20 15 64 49 189 597
2003/04 61 32 46 13 8 4 5 27 12 10 82 57 272 629
2004/05 48 27 58 20 12 4 8 25 18 20 95 70 74 479
2005/06 34 18 42 19 10 4 8 16 12 13 75 74 84 409
2006/07 32 24 31 26 11 4 7 19 16 10 95 65 149 489
2007/08 86 21 30 34 9 5 5 24 15 10 94 104 231 668
2008/09 55 29 24 30 10 4 5 21 19 4 87 84 125 497
2009/10 44 32 35 31 14 2 4 18 18 3 83 86 312 682
2010/11 19 42 39 23 14 2 3 29 17 5 111 108 117 529
2011/12 id1 36 30 22 14 3 6 41 16 5 163 101 342 779
2012/13 id 24 21 27 16 2 5 11 17 4 134 65 382 708
2013/14 id 27 24 36 16 1 3 4 15 5 140 41 300 612
2014/15 9 45 28 21 16 1 4 9 13 6 144 66 474 898
2015/16 id 20 20 12 6 1 3 4 7 5 101 60 373 848
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'.

Port Phillip Bay

Excludes data for abalones, blue mussel, southern rock lobster, and commercial scallop
Value is estimated from Melbourne Fish Market auction prices.
Year  Value ($'000) 
   Anchovy, Australian (whitebait)   Australian salmon   Calamari, southern (squid)   Flathead, rock   Flathead, southern bluespotted   Flathead, southern sand   Flounder, greenback   Garfish, Southern (Sea)   Mullet, yelloweye   Shark, gummy   Snapper   Whiting, King George   Other   Total 
1978/79 116 42 24 17 6 8 19 172 31 33 529 193 435 1,625
1979/80 101 108 48 42 16 14 21 199 50 26 515 207 608 1,955
1980/81 117 69 88 30 10 10 11 202 39 47 591 215 586 2,015
1981/82 205 71 119 27 13 9 14 194 35 35 499 203 563 1,987
1982/83 219 115 158 22 8 9 18 152 33 22 474 242 598 2,070
1983/84 95 70 223 32 10 22 17 163 48 37 466 255 597 2,035
1984/85 86 68 229 21 10 16 60 195 61 33 481 237 559 2,056
1985/86 96 89 84 27 19 24 67 195 75 27 534 490 703 2,430
1986/87 217 65 105 25 20 34 65 221 94 29 636 402 1,456 3,369
1987/88 153 61 149 23 14 30 81 227 61 31 797 446 1,351 3,424
1988/89 48 24 113 14 15 26 90 190 35 27 1,063 633 1,774 4,052
1989/90 20 21 170 13 14 14 101 192 41 36 802 867 1,871 4,162
1990/91 62 89 257 6 16 17 34 202 28 30 814 521 1,750 3,826
1991/92 55 77 180 10 16 12 45 185 32 38 553 370 1,942 3,515
1992/93 151 125 150 15 19 7 69 192 36 37 434 498 2,587 4,320
1993/94 132 60 126 25 30 10 104 235 31 46 476 551 2,251 4,077
1994/95 64 29 117 32 20 16 57 167 35 24 349 537 1,303 2,750
1995/96 191 76 138 33 18 17 65 112 29 72 358 677 1,720 3,506
1996/97 665 45 191 29 19 20 91 69 30 113 250 659 994 3,175
1997/98 279 51 102 46 23 12 53 129 40 159 298 823 735 2,750
1998/99 255 28 129 36 9 9 40 109 33 131 403 774 371 2,327
1999/00 215 74 216 50 11 7 42 120 19 90 231 1,120 525 2,720
2000/01 334 43 340 52 12 8 41 174 23 68 353 983 443 2,874
2001/02 314 29 480 84 32 13 56 129 24 114 388 749 721 3,133
2002/03 323 41 477 63 28 14 88 228 23 122 475 589 505 2,976
2003/04 210 26 451 38 18 9 37 190 14 79 606 675 397 2,750
2004/05 66 29 442 69 27 10 60 158 34 163 648 905 195 2,806
2005/06 107 25 366 91 34 13 50 101 16 118 528 964 181 2,594
2006/07 80 40 399 158 43 18 52 144 22 93 708 867 257 2,881
2007/08 263 28 335 213 35 17 37 165 23 102 669 1,477 335 3,699
2008/09 158 26 329 211 45 17 42 152 36 44 699 1,553 369 3,681
2009/10 109 22 451 206 60 8 38 128 35 33 630 1,415 397 3,532
2010/11 10 22 nd1 nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd na2
2011/12 id3 21 nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd  na 
2012/13 id 13 nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd  na 
2013/14 id 15 nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd  na 
2014/15 7 30 354 137 65 6 39 65 26 63 1,353 1,455 1,102 4,702
2015/16 id 11 nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd na
1nd, no data obtained;2na, not available;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 as 'other'.

Western Port 

Commercial catch for each major species caught in Western Port during 1978/79–2015/16
Year  Production (tonnes) 
   Australian salmon   Barracouta   Calamari, Southern (squid)   Elephantfish   Flathead, rock   Flounder, greenback   Garfish, Southern (Sea)   Mullet, yelloweye   Pilchard, Australian Sardine   Shark, gummy   Snapper   Whiting, Blue Weed   Whiting, King George   Other   Total 
1978/79 22 2 3 0 39 1 28 36 0 6 4 7 17 49 215
1979/80 28 2 5 0 35 1 39 29 7 9 4 7 15 44 226
1980/81 37 1 11 0 35 1 20 25 0 6 6 5 19 38 204
1981/82 24 1 15 0 22 2 26 29 0 6 3 4 15 32 179
1982/83 19 1 12 0 23 2 13 26 1 4 3 2 10 26 142
1983/84 22 2 14 1 15 4 26 28 0 5 2 1 13 28 161
1984/85 14 1 8 2 12 7 26 31 0 7 3 0 8 39 158
1985/86 8 2 9 2 13 3 16 31 0 8 2 2 12 20 128
1986/87 16 2 13 3 10 4 19 24 3 8 3 1 15 21 142
1987/88 6 4 7 2 12 4 18 19 0 9 3 2 16 29 131
1988/89 7 3 8 2 13 3 27 20 1 14 2 2 17 23 142
1989/90 10 3 10 3 17 3 27 33 0 16 1 3 22 23 171
1990/91 12 4 7 3 20 5 24 33 0 14 1 4 24 22 174
1991/92 5 1 6 3 17 6 28 20 0 15 1 3 11 22 140
1992/93 9 1 7 4 11 4 17 18 0 7 1 3 9 13 107
1993/94 12 2 7 8 14 5 25 17 0 9 2 2 9 19 132
1994/95 7 2 5 10 14 5 26 16 8 9 1 2 7 16 129
1995/96 6 1 7 11 15 3 36 14 0 10 0 1 9 21 134
1996/97 4 0 5 12 17 1 14 13 0 8 0 1 13 20 108
1997/98 3 1 6 10 19 1 11 12 0 11 0 1 16 22 113
1998/99 3 0 6 11 17 1 6 9 0 9 1 1 17 17 98
1999/00 4 0 6 3 9 0 4 5 0 4 1 0 12 13 62
2000/01 3 0 4 2 9 0 2 5 0 4 0 0 7 8 44
2001/02 2 0 7 2 9 1 4 3 0 3 0 0 7 14 52
2002/03 2 0 5 2 10 0 2 3 0 3 0 1 5 7 40
2003/04 1 0 3 1 7 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 4 3 26
2004/05 4 0 7 3 11 0 5 3 0 5 1 1 10 9 59
2005/06 1 0 7 3 11 0 5 2 nd1 6 0 id2 11 8 56
2006/07 4 id 9 4 7 0 12 3 nd 9 1 id 14 8 73
2007/08 id id 5 id 2 id 3 1 nd 4 id id 5 5 28
2008/09 nd nd nd id nd nd nd nd nd id id nd id id 3
2009/10 nd nd id nd nd nd nd nd nd id id nd id id 0
2010/11 nd nd id id nd nd nd nd nd id nd nd id nd 0
2011/12 nd nd id id id nd nd nd nd id id nd id id 1
2012/13 nd nd id id id nd nd nd nd id id nd id id 0
2013/14 nd nd id id nd nd nd nd nd id id nd id id 0
2014/15 nd nd id nd nd nd nd nd nd id id nd id id 0
2015/16 nd nd id id id nd nd nd nd nd nd nd id nd 0
1nd, no data obtained;2id, insufficient data to report because there are less than five licence holders (policy requirement to protect commercial confidentiality of data), and the data have been included as 'other'.

Western Port

Commercial value for each major species caught in Western Port during 1978/79–2015/16
Value is estimated from Melbourne Fish Market auction prices.
Year    Value ($'000) 
   Australian salmon   Barracouta   Calamari, Southern (squid)   Elephantfish   Flathead, rock   Flounder, greenback   Garfish, Southern (Sea)   Mullet, yelloweye   Pilchard, Australian Sardine   Shark, gummy   Snapper   Whiting, Blue Weed   Whiting, King George   Other   Total 
1978/79 19 1 13 0 64 3 56 25 0 13 12 3 83 74 366
1979/80 31 2 21 0 66 3 86 23 5 20 10 4 76 71 418
1980/81 38 1 46 0 62 2 40 19 0 14 17 3 79 67 388
1981/82 23 1 60 0 30 5 50 21 0 16 9 2 77 75 369
1982/83 22 1 44 0 34 7 29 20 1 11 9 1 56 77 312
1983/84 18 1 48 1 22 13 63 25 0 17 8 1 75 103 395
1984/85 13 1 33 2 18 22 69 27 0 22 11 0 60 103 381
1985/86 12 2 38 2 21 16 60 31 0 27 12 1 77 62 361
1986/87 20 2 66 5 23 22 82 25 4 35 15 1 93 50 443
1987/88 12 5 44 3 24 25 70 21 0 41 19 2 117 62 445
1988/89 7 3 40 3 30 16 108 18 1 62 13 2 132 51 486
1989/90 10 3 53 5 36 19 107 35 0 80 8 9 144 55 564
1990/91 15 4 40 4 44 22 82 27 0 68 7 14 187 61 575
1991/92 7 1 34 5 39 30 91 19 0 83 5 10 80 32 436
1992/93 10 1 47 7 26 22 64 20 0 41 5 2 79 31 355
1993/94 16 2 42 12 38 27 111 17 0 53 13 2 87 44 464
1994/95 10 2 34 17 45 21 114 16 8 56 5 1 75 38 442
1995/96 10 1 50 20 52 18 232 13 0 77 3 6 96 61 639
1996/97 5 0 37 22 64 6 90 14 0 62 1 2 104 48 455
1997/98 4 2 35 17 64 4 46 14 0 77 3 3 97 63 429
1998/99 3 0 33 17 57 4 20 9 0 67 7 5 133 47 402
1999/00 4 0 34 6 31 1 16 5 0 29 3 1 109 30 269
2000/01 3 0 24 4 36 1 10 6 0 29 1 0 81 26 221
2001/02 2 0 53 4 36 4 17 4 0 28 1 0 98 32 279
2002/03 2 0 55 4 41 1 11 4 0 25 2 1 63 15 224
2003/04 0 0 29 2 21 1 5 3 0 21 0 1 50 5 138
2004/05 4 0 53 5 38 2 30 5 0 40 7 1 116 18 319
2005/06 1 0 62 6 49 1 24 3 nd1 59 2 id2 134 16 365
2006/07 6 id 124 11 44 1 95 4 nd 87 10 id 189 17 597
2007/08 id id 52 id 14 id 30 2 nd 42 id id 70 13 236
2008/09 nd nd nd id nd nd nd nd nd id id nd id id 34
2009/10 nd nd id nd nd nd nd nd nd id id nd id id 7
2010/11 nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd
2011/12 nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd
2012/13 nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd
2013/14 nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd
2014/15 nd nd id nd nd nd nd nd nd id id nd id id na3
2015/16 nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd
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'; 3na, not available.

Corner Inlet

Commercial catch for each major species caught in Corner Inlet during 1978/79–2015/16
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
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'.

Corner Inlet

Commercial value for each major species caught in Corner Inlet during 1978/79–2015/16
Value is estimated from Melbourne Fish Market auction prices until December 2010 then from various sources.
Year  Value ($'000) 

 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 14 0 16 3 80 48 0 10 21 5 2 0 162 22 383
1979/80 83 0 11 5 135 52 0 14 28 2 2 0 61 9 402
1980/81 116 3 11 7 68 57 0 16 39 2 5 0 189 24 537
1981/82 44 4 10 8 47 91 0 28 16 1 9 0 211 11 480
1982/83 98 6 13 7 91 71 1 19 12 1 9 0 198 13 539
1983/84 9 6 13 11 107 50 0 13 15 1 3 0 187 13 428
1984/85 43 6 14 9 118 91 0 16 12 2 4 0 88 15 418
1985/86 4 25 34 14 80 126 1 23 9 8 7 1 365 21 718
1986/87 4 65 23 16 35 156 1 24 11 6 11 2 628 20 1,002
1987/88 13 53 29 11 88 178 2 24 12 2 5 1 687 268 1,373
1988/89 0 57 35 19 79 173 1 18 22 2 21 3 696 163 1,289
1989/90 9 22 45 19 77 177 1 22 29 4 38 28 722 76 1,269
1990/91 10 72 60 25 31 242 8 22 40 3 22 48 451 102 1,136
1991/92 2 61 92 23 26 209 9 18 41 6 41 60 865 60 1,513
1992/93 4 81 135 16 49 153 10 21 41 21 32 7 669 98 1,337
1993/94 3 57 240 23 97 138 5 14 28 21 40 4 468 78 1,216
1994/95 5 45 192 17 66 214 6 18 29 7 25 1 413 190 1,228
1995/96 13 58 111 11 49 174 8 19 56 12 36 3 537 47 1,134
1996/97 25 45 85 17 93 103 12 24 61 21 16 4 745 75 1,326
1997/98 44 37 100 25 129 164 6 23 69 15 24 5 604 55 1,300
1998/99 16 93 80 10 87 180 6 22 73 18 47 16 687 43 1,378
1999/00 5 129 115 11 46 279 11 24 50 29 67 19 687 41 1,513
2000/01 9 234 155 12 39 295 22 20 87 17 51 8 430 61 1,440
2001/02 23 188 176 17 59 326 21 14 52 13 147 2 453 79 1,570
2002/03 7 207 179 12 48 315 30 16 67 19 78 1 570 49 1,598
2003/04 4 286 125 9 75 394 15 11 60 21 47 3 815 53 1,918
2004/05 11 227 184 12 112 426 10 23 83 21 61 2 726 58 1,956
2005/06 11 233 255 11 109 291 15 12 117 17 60 8 548 71 1,758
2006/07 23 248 227 id1 82 351 11 12 97 9 97 8 1,048 77 2,290
2007/08 22 278 195 19 77 309 10 19 99 17 172 17 1,324 82 2,640
2008/09 13 380 348 24 81 299 11 29 117 49 223 15 890 200 2,679
2009/10 8 382 614 25 57 312 19 51 99 26 102 13 625 168 2,501
2010/11 9 nd2 nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd na3
2011/12 15 nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd na
2012/13 8 nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd na
2013/14 12 nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd na
2014/15 8 364 320 17 0 184 14 27 99 0 60 11 969 111 2,184
2015/16 4 nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd na
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;3na, not available.

Gippsland Lakes and Lake Tyers

Commercial catch for each major species caught in Gippsland Lakes and Lake Tyers during 1978/79–2015/16
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 
1978/79 21 4 183 189 6 0 0 13 12 126 0 0 37 10 45 646
1979/80 0 4 194 233 12 1 1 13 37 91 0 2 55 13 38 694
1980/81 53 3 231 175 24 7 4 21 3 81 0 1 51 14 57 725
1981/82 5 3 255 367 26 51 8 28 7 106 0 1 45 17 32 951
1982/83 9 2 278 189 30 21 6 31 8 77 0 0 19 18 30 718
1983/84 27 18 446 105 26 31 0 14 2 97 0 1 13 19 45 844
1984/85 84 8 235 60 35 17 0 13 3 80 1 0 19 11 17 583
1985/86 14 16 274 176 65 6 0 21 7 92 1 0 24 30 48 774
1986/87 40 14 197 262 28 1 1 21 28 79 3 0 20 19 34 747
1987/88 0 12 277 373 25 2 8 39 13 97 2 1 22 10 37 918
1988/89 28 10 206 356 8 3 1 39 12 157 55 1 58 44 63 1,041
1989/90 18 16 213 401 11 17 1 49 15 114 78 7 53 63 130 1,186
1990/91 0 5 167 400 7 12 1 28 14 113 66 4 29 36 54 936
1991/92 0 25 118 367 9 6 0 31 14 90 169 1 35 39 59 963
1992/93 0 1 178 379 13 0 0 37 19 94 100 0 27 13 38 899
1993/94 1 13 170 352 5 1 0 23 28 95 24 3 10 22 39 786
1994/95 10 21 130 334 4 1 1 13 10 62 29 1 13 10 39 678
1995/96 12 11 130 376 6 0 0 15 11 87 18 2 8 9 36 721
1996/97 11 15 89 478 2 0 1 10 11 82 9 0 9 11 37 765
1997/98 8 17 147 575 1 1 2 14 5 26 1 1 9 12 75 894
1998/99 11 13 164 658 1 2 1 13 5 74 0 4 25 19 33 1,023
1999/00 0 19 181 494 2 3 1 11 7 41 1 1 33 13 58 865
2000/01 0 8 148 397 7 2 2 9 14 30 0 2 46 21 63 749
2001/02 4 13 137 463 14 1 2 14 28 44 0 2 48 19 37 826
2002/031 7 5 26 469 15 1 2 13 4 57 0 0 71 13 89 772
2003/04 6 22 33 424 12 0 4 20 11 49 0 1 59 16 41 698
2004/05 6 30 31 439 13 8 2 16 6 36 3 1 39 31 33 694
2005/06 id2 13 37 251 48 id 1 21 5 22 id 1 14 14 67 494
2006/07 id 10 49 id 35 id 2 24 7 14 id 0 12 13 198 364
2007/08 0 2 144 64 30 id id 43 9 24 id 2 13 7 18 356
2008/09 id 4 36 105 20 id id 12 3 18 0 2 34 8 17 259
2009/10 id 6 37 25 16 id 1 8 3 11 id 0 15 10 86 218
2010/11 0 4 60 61 23 id 1 11 5 17 id 0 39 12 58 291
2011/12 0 2 96 30 23 23 id 12 8 22 id 2 22 7 20 267
2012/13 id 1 83 30 9 id id 7 6 16 id 1 32 3 33 221
2013/14 id 4 40 43 8 id id 6 5 15 0 1 26 3 119 270
2014/15 id 1 55 41 9 id 1 5 9 13 0 1 15 6 89 245
2015/16 id 0 33 91 16 id 3 2 3 14 id 0 23 4 94 283
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'.

Gippsland Lakes and Lake Tyers

Commercial value for each major species caught in Gippsland Lakes and Lake Tyers during 1978/79–2015/16
Value is estimated from Melbourne Fish Market auction prices until December 2010  then from various sources.
Year Value ($'000) 
  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 
1978/79124406593109108500219313932
1979/8004382871021931720736134921,146
1980/815924397112114143600540145551,289
1981/827249517219817145760332164041,333
1982/83725769217365157590116153041,152
1983/842515835552059091830312145051,636
1984/85107760834273718367001581801,102
1985/86211878110660190166911124302391,413
1986/87911985417634511625864026262041,567
1987/880151,1222913561230171003527152741,952
1988/894013862359141132313151122659473872,110
1989/9022191,0253011650243221282125566743412,376
1990/9107803268103312524881742929403101,841
1991/9203460623015171262485406543493821,923
1992/93018292192510353410322933917901,625
1993/94116919200840276191741617321241,590
1994/9572884225063120286266424201681,529
1995/961322983254911242777362115171411,641
1996/97152073736432118168523520171321,458
1997/9816241,1145372431853021114215172,318
1998/9924161,3104751511667604347355412,596
1999/000191,091416213116104011660228452,552
2000/01191,0293311083131736015107529092,540
2001/0210119584163155193346014111485382,245
2002/031207242545301052056601211341,1002,296
2003/0415203405082729312258014163375381,784
2004/05831292549263741895289150753591,627
2005/06id219386328145id3269302549414401,483
2006/07id16526id140id53418202458478121,682
2007/08031,2437098idid50213401660251171,737
2008/09id339712088idid26431028134311511,013
2009/10id44316262id51610202268344221,138
2010/11nd3ndndidndndndndndndndndndndndnd
2011/12ndndndidndndndndndndndndndndndnd
2012/13ndndndidndndndndndndndndndndndnd
2012/14ndndndidndndndndndndndndndndndnd
2014/15id160100id32137260nd6120na4na
2015/16id0ndndndndndndndndndndndndndnd
1Lake Tyers fishery was closed to commercial access licence holders except bait licences 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'; 3nd, no data obtained;4na, not available.

Offshore

Commercial catch for each major species caught offshore during 1978/79–2015/16
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
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'.

Offshore

Commercial value for each major species caught offshore during 1978/79–2015/16
Excludes landings from Commonwealth waters by the South East Fishery and Southern Shark Fishery.
Value is estimated from Melbourne Fish Market auction prices until December 2010 then from various sources.
YearValue ($'000)
 Australian salmonBug (Shovelnose lobster)BarracoutaCrab, sandMorwong, bandedOctopusesPrawn, eastern kingShark, gummySnapperTrevally, silverWhiting, King GeorgeWrasse, blue throatWrasse, purpleWrassesOtherTotal
1978/791140900012530230008371,021
1979/804703101251111000553625
1980/817020000130100096110
1981/822207000018701200850124
1982/832503000096212001104162
1983/841600170000515161430113,9314,172
1984/851430280000728381041,3391,561
1985/8619018000065146202234504
1986/87310056000053134001335745
1987/88229088002064356190018541,298
1988/89150061000012373220021,5431,830
1989/902509000019675241052,1432,298
1990/91168013001024767371031,6161,946
1991/92395020003022957342082,2922,878
1992/931887400401010463130173,0543,428
1993/9482040000158853050262,5862,841
1994/953350401910226313543202553,1233,921
1995/963880100210195110274005601,9993,107
1996/973070162260387113286674161,1382,110
1997/986084134242628511341129145534927852,461
1998/9972798302191321737617820726891651155461,0764,001
1999/006276133275185939481471491887141983537323,947
2000/0144010421243206671,845501876183132492831,2575,028
2001/0242529738130245431,402741343961145503272,5165,926
2002/0339918927342062742744805359148732775,0477,090
2003/0423012428682484258928612646104832391,2843,200
2004/05478971126139186933673426144272861,0442,499
2005/0688011119id1id1315129771431137462371,2322,977
2006/071,315477idid42343567949120502451,4093,591
2007/0855131732id201023710126118161452541,9573,442
2008/09326150618id29147345225102132623081,5862,977
2009/1040114243id224713131451134171931,1602,664
2010/11187nd2ndndidndndndndndnd15927281ndna3
2011/12411ndndnd73ndndndndndnd18122329ndna
2012/13178ndndndidndndndndndnd16623296ndna
2013/14188ndndndidndndndndndnd242id159ndna
2014/15103414432id24nd32251578443idid1,490na
2015/16235ndndndndndndndndndnd51221idndna
                 
1id, insufficient data to report because there are less than five licence holders (policy requirement to protect commercialconfidentiality of data), and the data have been included as 'other'; 2nd, no data obtained;3na, not available.

Southern Rock Lobster (Western Zone)

Catch, effort and value by quota year (April–March) during 1982/83–2009/10 (July–June) during 2009/10–2015/16.
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 Quota  Pot-lifts Weight Number Target Target Target Mean Value TACC
Totals Year ('000) (tonnes) ('000) pot-lifts weight  catch rate weight ($'000)
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

Southern Rock Lobster (Western Zone)

Catch, effort and value by month during quota year (July–June) 2015/16.


Year Month Pot-lifts Weight Number Target Target Target Mean Value


('000) (tonnes) ('000) pot-lifts weight  catch rate weight ($'000)





('000) (tonnes) (kg/pot-lift) (kg)
2015 July 28 8 8 27 8 0.28 1.02 765
2015 August 51 23 21 50 23 0.45 1.08 2,197
2015 September 30 15 13 29 15 0.5 1.13 1,427
2015 November 26 16 19 24 15 0.63 0.83 1,335
2015 December 55 47 54 53 47 0.89 0.89 3,956
2016 January 54 41 45 52 41 0.77 0.92 3,296
2016 February 53 38 39 52 38 0.73 0.96 3,043
2016 March 45 29 31 43 29 0.69 0.96 2,363
2016 April 20 9 9 18 9 0.49 1.03 731
2016 May 5 3 2 5 3 0.58 1.32 252
2016 June 5 1 1 5 1 0.18 1.12 68
Target pot-lifts is determined by allocating all effort to the species with catch greater than 70% of total catch prior to April 1998, but from April 1998 target species is specified in the logbooks.

Giant Crab (Western Zone)

Catch, effort and value by quota year (April–March) during 1982/83–2015/16
Western Zone - the South Australian border to Longitude 143o40' E (just east of Apollo Bay). 
Total Allowable Catch Catch (TACC) quota management was introduced 16 November 2001.  
SeasonQuotaWeightNumberTargetTargetTargetMeanValueTACC
TotalsYear(tonnes)('000)pot-liftsweight catch rateweight($'000) 
    ('000)(tonnes)(kg/pot-lift)(kg)  
1982/831 Apr-31 Mar000000.003 
1983/841 Apr-31 Mar00000.750.003 
1984/851 Apr-31 Mar30000.020.0015 
1985/861 Apr-31 Mar20000.190.008 
1986/871 Apr-31 Mar40100.380.0047 
1987/881 Apr-31 Mar60000.170.0031 
1988/891 Apr-31 Mar40000.220.0018 
1989/901 Apr-31 Mar50310.310.0019 
1990/911 Apr-31 Mar140661.030.0064 
1991/921 Apr-31 Mar46010302.930.00202 
1992/931 Apr-31 Mar1460301234.140.00680 
1993/941 Apr-31 Mar1710351594.550.001,254 
1994/951 Apr-31 Mar67017533.150.00912 
1995/961 Apr-31 Mar30012201.680.00394 
1996/971 Apr-31 Mar58019412.20.001,505 
1997/981 Apr-31 Mar58025351.410.001,613 
1998/991 Apr-31 Mar511017221.280.001,591 
1999/001 Apr-31 Mar351014201.443.371,277 
2000/011 Apr-31 Mar2577111.593.31784 
2001/021 Apr-31 Mar93571.383.1931118
2002/031 Apr-31 Mar93770.983.2128825
2003/041 Apr-31 Mar1246111.932.8327025
2004/051 Apr-31 Mar27911201.732.8870525
2005/061 Apr-31 Mar21813191.522.6270525
2006/071 Apr-31 Mar22710202.073.0572525
2007/081 Apr-31 Mar23815211.362.8858625
2008/091 Apr-31 Mar20611171.533.2870525
2009/101 July-30 June18510161.593.3471925
2010/111 July-30 June1249111.233.1335718
2011/121 July-30 June1347111.73.56nd1 18
2012/131 July-30 June103492.113.41nd12
2013/141 July-30 June72361.93.011599
2014/151 July-30 Juneid2 idididididid10.5
2015/161 July-30 June93791.193.2528010.5
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.

Giant Crab (Western Zone)

Catch, effort and value by month during quota year (July–June) 2015/16   
YearMonthWeightNumberTargetTargetTargetMeanValue
  (tonnes)('000)pot-liftsweight catch rateweight($'000)
    ('000)(tonnes)(kg/pot-lift)(kg) 
2015Julyid1 idididididid
2015Augustididididididid
2015Septemberididididididid
2015Novemberididididididid
2015Decemberididididididid
2016Januaryididididididid
2016Februaryididididididid
2016Marchididididididid
2016Aprilididididididid
2016Mayididididididid
2016Juneididididididid
         
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 2009/10–2015/16.
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 Quota  Pot-lifts Weight Number Catch Mean Value TACC
Totals Year ('000) (tonnes) ('000)  rate weight ($'000)  
      (kg/pot-lift) (kg)   
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
         

Southern Rock Lobster (Eastern Zone)

Catch, effort and value by month during quota year (July–June) 2015/16 
Year Month Pot-lifts Weight Number Catch Mean Value
   ('000) (tonnes) ('000)  rate weight ($'000)
      (kg/pot-lift) (kg)  
2015 July 17 9 6 0.56 1.62 939
2015 August 17 11 7 0.63 1.50 1,030
2015 September 7 3 3 0.44 1.31 319
2015 November 9 5 5 0.60 1.02 445
2015 December 18 11 9 0.61 1.18 935
2016 January 12 7 5 0.62 1.30 566
2016 February 7 4 3 0.49 1.22 287
2016 March 7 4 3 0.50 1.14 288
2016 April 5 2 1 0.39 1.31 152
2016 May 3 1 1 0.33 1.35 96
2016 June 6 1 1 0.18 1.78 91

Abalone

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

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

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

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

 Western ZoneCentral ZoneEastern ZoneTotal
QuotaDiverAbaloneAverageDiverAbaloneAverageDiverAbaloneAverageDiverAbaloneAverage
yearhourstonneskg/hourhourstonneskg/hourhourstonneskg/hourhourstonneskg/hour
1995/964,3742806410,064700705,6394608220,0771,44072
1996/973,786278738,744698805,5214608318,0511,43780
1997/983,477265768,438697835,4374608517,3521,42282
1998/993,542280797,763699905,3914608516,6961,44086
1999/003,573280787,757696905,4234608516,7531,43686
2000/013,205280877,299697955,0234599115,5271,43692
2001/023,304280857,244698964,9724609215,5201,43793
2002/033,340264796,979664955,2674568715,5861,38489
2003/043,388266786,888657955,1444819315,4201,40391
2004/053,180254806,832617904,65848210314,6701,35392
2005/062,891221766,945618894,48648510814,3211,32492
2006/072,142168787,854615784,31748411214,3121,26789
2007/081,311114877,684591774,31449011413,3091,19590
2008/0990449545,642465824,31849011310,8651,00492
2009/1099554555,256429824,24146010910,49294490
2010/111,00254544,057300743,8484281118,90678288
2011/121,18656474,274331773,7084331179,16881989
2012/1399649494,193311743,6904361188,87979690
2013/1473349673,864282733,8034321148,40076391
2014/1582156683,972310783,8864181088,68078490
2015/1695062653,902306793,5013761078,35374789
2016/1780962773,516280813,5773631027,90270990
             
Please Note: Abalone tonnes for each zone may differ to TACC as it may include permit allowable catch. 

History of TACCs for each zone.

   TACC (tonnes)
   Western ZoneCentral ZoneEastern Zone
April 2002 to March 2003266665465
April 2003 to March 2004275673488
April 2004 to March 2005254617488
April 2005 to March 2006221620489
April 2006 to March 2007221620489
April 2006 to March 2007 1 168620489
April 2007 to May 2007114620490
May 2007 to March 2008 1 114570490
May 2008 to March 200925466490
April 2009 to March 201026432460
April 2010 to March 201129432460
April 2011 to March 201243332432
April 2012 to March 201332311436
April 2013 to March 201449282433
April 2014 to March 201556311418
April 2015 to March 201662311376
April 2016 to March 201763284363
Please Note: TACC for each zone does not include permit allowable catch.
1Further quota order amends TACC due to abalone disease.

Marketing, Scientific and Previously Used Names for Fishery Production 

Marketing name Scientific name CAAB Taxon code Previously used species name
Teleosts  Scalefish
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 296903Flathead, 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
SnapperPagrus auratus37 353001Snapper
SnookSphyraena novaehollandiae37 382002Pike, short-finned
Sprat, sandyHyperlophus vittatus37 085005Sprat, sandy
TailorPomatomus saltatrix37 334002Tailor
Trevalla, blue-eyeHyperoglyphe antarctica37 445001Trevalla, blue-eye
Trevally, silverPseudocaranx dentex37 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 punctata37 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

 Marketing, Scientific and Previously Used Names for Fishery Production 

Marketing name Scientific name CAAB Taxon code Previously used species name
Molluscs  Shellfish
Abalone, blacklip Haliotis rubra rubra 24 038006 Abalone, blacklip
Abalone, greenlip Haliotis laevigata 24 038004 Abalone, greenlip
Abalones Haliotis rubra & H. laevigata  24 038000 Abalone
Mussel, blue Mytilus galloprovincialis 23 220001 Mussel & Mussel, blue (wild)
Periwinkle ClassGastropoda 24 094901 Periwinkles
Scallop Pecten fumatus 23 270007 Scallop, commercial
Other molluscs (bivalves) Families Ostreidae & 23 257000 &    Other shellfish (bivalves)
  Pectinidae 23 270000  
Other molluscs Phylum Mollusca 23 000000 Other
  Cephalopods
Calamari, Southern (squid) Sepioteuthis australis 23 617005 Calamary, southern 
Cuttlefish Sepiaspp 23 607901 Cuttlefishes
Octopus Octopus spp 23 659901 Octopuses
Squid, Gould's Nototodarus gouldi 23 636004 Squid, arrow
Squids Nototodarus gouldi &   
  Sepia spp "As above"  
Echinoderms  Echinoderms
Black Sea Urchin Heliocidaris tuberculata 25 211001 Sea urchin, longspine
White Sea Urchin Heliocidaris erythrogramma 25 247001 Sea urchin, purple
Crustaceans  Crustaceans
Bug (Shovelnose lobster) Ibacus peronii 28 821901 Balmain bug
Crab, giant Pseudocarcinus gigas 28 915002 Crab, giant
Crab, sand Ovalipes australiensis  28 911003 Crab, sand
Crab, velvet Nectocarcinus tuberculosus 28 911004 Crab, velvet
Crab, (unspecified) Family Corystidae 28 900000 Crabs
Prawn, eastern king Melicertus plebejus 28 711052 Prawn, eastern king
Prawn, eastern school Metapenaeus macleayi 28 711029 Prawns, school
Prawns Penaeus plebejus & Metapenaeus macleayi28 711000 
Rock lobster, Southern Jasus edwardsii  28 820001 Rock lobster, southern
Yabby Cherax destructor destructor 28 795002 Yabbies
Other crustaceans Subphylum Crustacea 27 000000 Other
Chondrichthyans  Sharks
Elephantfish Callorhinchus milii 37 043001 Elephant fish
Shark, angel Squatina australis 37 024001 Shark, angel
Shark, broadnose Notorynchus cepedianus 37 005002 Shark, seven-gilled
Shark, gummy Mustelus antarcticus 37 017001 Shark, gummy
Shark, saw Pristiophorus cirratus & P.nudipinnis 37 023002 & 37 023001 Shark, saw
Shark, school Galeorhinus galeus 37 017008 Shark, school
Rays Class Batoidea 37 990001 Skate
Other chondrichthyans Family Chondrichthyes 37 990027 Other
    
Marketing names are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB).  For information on names, distribution and images of fish and fillets refer to www.marine.csiro.au/caab.

Aquaculture Production

Introduction

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

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

Number of Aquaculture Licences

The Victorian aquaculture industry consists of eight industry sectors with 111 licence holders.
Industry sectorNumber of licences1
 2011/122012/132013/142014/152015/16
Freshwater Eels1213131012
Salmonids2120272319
Warmwater Finfish (Inland)2119252220
Yabby1614151618
Abalone1515151112
Blue Mussel and Other Molluscs (Bivalves)2219191818
Ornamental Fish10101088
Other18186420
Total 135128130112127 2

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)
Freshwater2011/12na1 id2
eels2012/13na27

2013/14na13

2014/15naid

2015/16naid
Salmonids2011/12na780

2012/13na1,063

2013/14na1,186

2014/15na1,140

2015/16na1,343
Warmwater2011/12na126
finfish2012/13na160
(inland)2013/14na157

2014/15na270

2015/16na236
Yabby2011/12na5

2012/13na3

2013/14na3

2014/15na3

2015/16na1
Ornamental2011/123,044na
fish2012/133,261na

2013/143,370na

2014/152,777na

2015/162,438na
Other3 2011/12naid

2012/13na0

2013/14naid

2014/15naid

2015/16naid
1na, not applicable; 2id, insufficient data to report because there are less than five licence holders (policy requirement to protect commercial  confidentiality of data); 3mussels and crustaceans.

Growout Production (Molluscs)

Abalone
Fiscal year Sold for ongrowing Growout

Weight (tonnes) Weight(tonnes)
2011/12 nd1 350
2012/13 nd 365
2013/14 id2 431
2014/15 nd 436
2015/16 nd 326
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).

Blue Mussel

Fiscal year Spat Growout

Hatchery-produced spat (Metre of rope) Weight(tonnes)
2011/12 id1 809
2012/13 id 866
2013/14 id 644
2014/15 id 1,014
2015/16 id 764
1id, insufficient data to report because there are less than five licence holders (policy requirement to protect commercial confidentiality of data). Statewide Aquaculture Total

Statewide Aquaculture Total

Fiscal year Growout

Weight
(tonnes)
2011/12 2,076
2012/13 2,485
2013/14 2,433
2014/15 2,896
2015/16 2,676

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 2011/12 166.49 42 81 196.64 486.13
Other Molluscs 2012/13 169.46 42 81 196.6 489.09
(Bivalves) 2013/14 165 42 81 163 451

2014/15 166 45 75 183 469

2015/16 166 45 75 183 469
1Includes production from the Pinnace Channel, Beaumaris, Dromana, Bates Point and Mount Martha aquaculture fisheries reserves.