Enforcement outcomes

Compliance statistics 2017-2018

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 22000 inspections during the period between 1 July 2017 and 31 December 2017.

Table detailing the number of inspections and enforcement outcomes summarised by fishing sector conducted by Fisheries Officers between 1 July 2017 and 30 September 2017.

Fishing sector

Inspections conducted

Offenders detected

Verbal warnings issued

Official warnings issued

Infringement notices issued

Briefs written

Commercial

258

22

8

10

4

1

Recreational Fishing

19281

1557

615

602

569

10

Unlicensed/Take for sale

8

8

3

3

2

3

Marine parks – Inspections

92

31

10

12

13

0

Aquaculture

20

15

0

13

1

1

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