Stock Status Overview
Stock status assessment is based on information available through previous assessments, with new data on catch, effort and species biology for the most recent fishing year, as well as updated stock assessments by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) and the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). More information is available on the individual species pages. We note that the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and the Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Tasmania (NRE Tas) have initiated an ongoing review of data quality control and assessment, which could cause changes to the Fisheries Integrated Licensing and Management System (FILMS) database and stock assessment calculations that are presented in future assessments.
Species status was assigned according to the national stock reporting framework (Sustainable, Recovering, Depleting, Depleted or Undefined).
Learn more about what each stock status classification means on our Stock Status Classifications Information Page: