Enforcement outcomes

Compliance statistics 2019-2020

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 54300 inspections during the period between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020.

Tables below detailing the number of inspections and enforcement outcomes summarised by fishing sector conducted by Fisheries Officers between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020.

Sector

Inspections

Offenders

Verbal Warning

Official warning

Infringements

Brief

Commercial Fishing

755

74

50

17

16

3

Recreational Fishing

49940

3807

873

1661

1482

30

Maritime Safety

3449

605

261

306

192

1

Marine Parks

222

119

9

39

74

0

Aquaculture

29

6

5

2

1

0

TOTAL

54395

4611

1198

2025

1765

34

Note: Commercial fishing includes inspections of wholesale / retail premises.

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