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Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture

Public inquiry

This inquiry has been asked to consider whether there are opportunities to improve fisheries regulations without compromising fishery policy and environmental objectives.

  • Issues paper 16 Feb 2016
  • Draft report 31 Aug 2016
  • Inquiry report Dec 2016

The issues paper covers a range of issues on which the Commission has sought information and feedback, and is intended to assist you in preparing a submission.

Initial submissions were due by 31 March 2016.

Read the issues paper

The draft report was released on 31 August 2016. The Commission sought further information and feedback.

Submissions were due by 14 October 2016.

Read the draft report

The inquiry report is expected to be handed to the Australian Government in December 2016.

The release of the final report by the Government is the final step in the process.

Under the Productivity Commission Act 1998, the Government is required to table the report in each House of the Parliament within 25 sitting days of receipt.

The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a public inquiry into the regulation of the Australian Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture Sectors. The Commission is to report to the Government within 12 months.

In undertaking this inquiry, the Commission will seek public submissions, hold public hearings and release a draft report to the public.

More detailed information can be found in the terms of reference.


Pragya Giri (Administrative matters)
Ph: 02 6240 3250

Mark Bryant (Other matters)
Ph: 02 6240 3314


Free call: 1800 020 083

Register your interest

Be kept informed about the progress of this work.

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Make a submission

The Commission invites interested people and organisations to make a submission.

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Melinda Cilento