Review of Commonwealth fisheries management legislation

In September 2012, the former Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, commissioned an independent review of the policy and legislation governing the Commonwealth’s fisheries management system – ‘Review of Commonwealth Fisheries: Legislation, Policy and Management’ (Fisheries Management Review).

The Fisheries Management Review was the first of its kind in over twenty years, and examined a range of issues set out in the Terms of Reference to identify if any improvements are needed to ensure community and industry expectations of the Australian fisheries management regime can be met into the future.

Mr David Borthwick AO PSM was appointed to undertake the review and provided his final report to the Government in December 2012.

The report has now been publicly released: