The implementation of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) allows the Australian Government to assess the environmental performance of fisheries and promote ecologically sustainable management.
An independent assessment of all export and all Australian Government managed fisheries is required. These assessments ensure that, over time, fisheries are managed in an ecologically sustainable way.
Fishery assessments under the EPBC Act
|Fishery assessments||Fishery export
|Arafura Aquatic Fish Pty Ltd||Not exporting|
|Barramundi Fishery||N/A – New assessment|
|Coastal Line Fishery||30/06/2023|
|Finfish Trawl Fishery||Not exporting|
|Giant Clam Aquaculture Trial||Not exporting|
|Mud Crab Fishery||21/08/2026|
|Offshore Net and Line Fishery||28/03/2025|
|Spanish Mackerel Fishery||21/08/2026|
|Timor Reef Fishery||Expired|