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 38,880 inspections during the period between 1 July 2019 and 31 March 2020.

Tables below detailing the number of inspections and enforcement outcomes summarised by fishing sector conducted by Fisheries Officers between 1 July 2019 and 31 March 2020.

Sector

Inspections

Offenders

Verbal Warning

Official warning

Infringements

Brief

Commercial Fishing

540

44

27

11

11

3

Recreational Fishing

35575

3528

94

1596

1440

28

Maritime Safety

2554

520

204

242

156

1

Marine Parks patrols (1153)

188

110

9

38

64

0

Aquaculture

26

6

6

1

1

0

TOTAL YEAR  

38883

4208

340

1888

1672

32

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

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