Enforcement outcomes

Compliance statistics 2020-2021

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 50000 inspections during the period between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021.

Tables below detailing the number of inspections and enforcement outcomes summarised by fishing sector conducted by Fisheries Officers between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021.

Sector

Inspections

Offenders

Verbal Warning

Official warning

Infringements

Brief

Commercial Fishing

927

50

22

22

14

5

Recreational Fishing

43799

460

1333

2079

1899

16

Maritime Safety

5133

927

379

482

322

0

Marine Park visits

1534

201

30

46

149

1

Aquaculture

40

3

2

1

0

0

TOTAL

51433

1641

1766

2630

2384

22

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

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