Enforcement outcomes

Compliance statistics 2018-19

The Victorian Fisheries Authority collects annual compliance statistics to report to the general public and our stakeholders. The statistics provide an overview of our annual compliance priorities and results from enforcement activities carried out in Victoria by Fisheries Officers.

Numbers of fisheries inspections undertaken

Fisheries Officers conducted over 24,166 inspections during the period between 1 July 2018 and 31 December 2018.

Tables below detailing the number of inspections and enforcement outcomes summarised by fishing sector conducted by Fisheries Officers between 1 July 2018 and 31 December 2018.

Sector

Inspections

Offenders

Verbal Warning

Official warning

Infringements

Brief

Commercial Fishing

235

35

17

13

6

7

Recreational Fishing

8094

573

210

188

219

20

Maritime Safety

472

67

48

20

16

0

Marine Parks

12

0

0

0

0

0

Aquaculture

8

1

1

0

0

0

TOTAL July-Sep 2018

8821

676

276

221

241

27

Fishing sector

Inspections

Offenders

Verbal Warning

Official warning

Infringements

Brief

Commercial Fishing

137

10

3

2

1

4

Recreational Fishing

14246

1282

334

554

604

11

Maritime Safety

895

138

67

44

47

0

Marine Parks

61

27

4

14

23

0

Aquaculture

6

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL Oct-Dec 2018

15345

1457

408

614

675

15

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