International fisheries

Several fishery resources of commercial importance to Australia can only be managed effectively through cooperative regional action.  Accordingly the Fisheries Branch: 

  • provides policy advice and coordination on fisheries issues involving neighbouring countries
  • seeks to secure cooperation from countries with whom we share resources to improve standards of fisheries management in those countries, and
  • seeks to influence the standard of regional fisheries management through participation in relevant regional bodies.

DAFF leads Australia's engagement in the following regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs):

DAFF is also active in a range of other multilateral and regional fisheries forums, some of which are:

Other responsibilities include:

Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (RFMOs)/Conventions

Regional cooperation