Enforcement outcomes 2017-2018

The Victorian Fisheries Authority collects 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 49,100 inspections during the period between 01 July 2017 and 30 June 2018.

Tables below detailing the number of inspections and enforcement outcomes summarised by fishing sector conducted by Fisheries Officers between 01 July 2017 and 30 June 2018.

Fishing sector

Inspections conducted

Offenders detected

Verbal warnings issued

Official warnings issued

Infringement notices issued

Briefs written

Commercial

688

68

38

19

9

3

Recreational Fishing

47963

3985

1621

1475

1442

29

Unlicensed/Take for sale

30

29

8

3

5

8

Marine parks – Inspections

438

260

149

53

76

0

Aquaculture

64

23

2

19

3

1

TOTAL 2017-2018 YEAR

49183

4365

1818

1569

1535

41