Enforcement outcomes

Compliance statistics 2021-2022

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 again conducted over 50000 inspections during the period between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022 for the second year running.

The below table details the number of inspections and enforcement outcomes summarised by fishing sector conducted by Fisheries Officers between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022.

Sector

Inspections

Offenders

Verbal Warning

Official warning

Infringements

Brief

Commercial Fishing

625

63

30

22

12

5

Recreational Fishing

45834

4759

1740

2216

1573

25

Maritime Safety

5897

1207

650

610

313

2

Marine Park visits

1646

120

26

36

66

2

Aquaculture

36

9

9

0

0

0

TOTAL

54038

6158

2455

2884

1964

34

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

Previous enforcement outcomes