Sharing Australia’s Commonwealth fisheries resources

We are developing a framework for sharing Australia’s Commonwealth fisheries resources.

The framework will provide a clear way to allocate fisheries resources. It will be applied to Commonwealth-managed fisheries. It will not impact state-managed and territory-managed fisheries.

You can now provide feedback on our discussion paper.

The discussion paper sets out the principles and approach we will use to negotiate resource sharing arrangements.

Share your feedback

We want to hear from you. Your feedback will help us design a resource sharing framework that meets your needs.

Before submitting your feedback, read our Commonwealth Fisheries Resource Sharing Framework Discussion Paper [1.1MB PDF].

Submit your feedback now.

Submissions close 30 April 2020.

How we developed the discussion paper

The discussion paper was informed by:

  • our survey in September-October 2019
  • outcomes from the National Fishing Advisory Council (NFAC) meeting in September 2019
  • face-to-face meetings.

Next steps

Your feedback will inform a draft resource sharing framework. We expect to release a draft framework in mid-2020.

Contact us


We are developing a framework for sharing Australia’s Commonwealth fisheries resources.

The framework will provide a clear way to allocate fisheries resources. It will be applied to Commonwealth-managed fisheries. It will not impact state-managed and territory-managed fisheries.

You can now provide feedback on our discussion paper.

The discussion paper sets out the principles and approach we will use to negotiate resource sharing arrangements.

Share your feedback

We want to hear from you. Your feedback will help us design a resource sharing framework that meets your needs.

Before submitting your feedback, read our Commonwealth Fisheries Resource Sharing Framework Discussion Paper [1.1MB PDF].

Submit your feedback now.

Submissions close 30 April 2020.

How we developed the discussion paper

The discussion paper was informed by:

  • our survey in September-October 2019
  • outcomes from the National Fishing Advisory Council (NFAC) meeting in September 2019
  • face-to-face meetings.

Next steps

Your feedback will inform a draft resource sharing framework. We expect to release a draft framework in mid-2020.

Contact us