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Marine fisheries and aquaculture

Public inquiry

This inquiry has concluded. This inquiry was 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
  • Final report 24 May 2017

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 final report was handed to the Australian Government on 19 December 2016 and publicly released on 24 May 2017.

The report looks at whether fisheries regulation and management are impeding productivity improvement and investment.

Read the inquiry report

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

In undertaking this inquiry, the Commission sought public submissions, held public hearings and released a draft report to the public.