Enforcement outcomes

Compliance statistics 2016-2017

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 48,000 inspections during the period between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017.

Table detailing the number of inspections and enforcement outcomes summarised by fishing sector.

Fishing sector

Inspections conducted

Offenders detected

Verbal warnings issued

Official warnings issued

Infringement notices issued

Briefs written

Commercial

1622

282

210

74

70

10

Recreational Fishing

46593

4254

1802

1639

1374

43

Unlicensed/Take for sale30183407

Marine parks – Inspections

469

241

125

63

81

1

Aquaculture

48

9

6

4

3

0

Previous enforcement outcomes