Victoria's commercial fisheries supply an extensive variety of species to domestic and international markets and provide some of the world's finest seafood, including abalone, rock lobster, King George whiting and snapper.
To ensure the sustainability of our valuable fisheries, the resources are managed to a world-class standard through a range of fisheries management tools and strategies.
Victoria's commercial fisheries are:
Commercial Fishing Cost Recovery – Fishery-specific forums
The first stage of the new, prospective cost recovery system commenced on 1 April 2014. Forums are currently being held across the state for each fishery. Come along and have your say.
Commercial dive fishery for scallops
The Scallop Dive (Port Philip Bay) Access Licence and quota was allocated by auction on 20 February 2014. Read about the process and keep informed.
Overview of the Port Phillip Bay Commercial Fishery
Get the facts and figures on commercial fishing in the Bay
Access to commercial fisheries
Read the interim policy for the development of new wild catch fisheries.
Victorian Inland Commercial Fishing Policy
Read up on policy regarding any future applications for commercial fishing in inland waters.
Commercial fish production
Find out annual statistics on catch and effort for Victoria's commercial fisheries.