Australian Fisheries Statistics 2011
Australian Fisheries Statistics
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The Australian fisheries statistics 2011 report contains data on the volume and value of production from state, territory and Commonwealth commercial fisheries (both wild catch and aquaculture). It also includes data on the volume and value of Australian fisheries trade, by destination, source and product. Profiles of Commonwealth and state/territory commercial fisheries and state/territory aquaculture, including key species, fishing methods and number of licence holders, for 2010 and 2011 are also provided. Information is also provided on the recreational sector and customary fishing by Indigenous Australians. Key Issues * In 2010-11, the gross value of Australian fisheries production (both wild catch and aquaculture) increased by 2 per cent to $2.23 billion, while the total volume of production fell by 4 per cent to 234 164 tonnes. * Tasmania accounted for the largest share of gross value of production (27 per cent) and constituted predominantly of salmonids and abalone. * Salmonids was Australia's most valuable species group in 2010-11. Production value of salmonids rose by 11 per cent to $409 million with Tasmanian farmed salmonids making up 98 per cent of all salmonids production. * The gross value of aquaculture production increased by $70.5 million to $948 million. This was driven by higher earnings from farmed salmonids and tuna, primarily as a result of an increase in volume of salmonids production and a higher average unit price for tuna. * The value of production for the wild-catch sector fell by 2 per cent to $1.31 billion while production volume decreased by 6 per cent to 162 762 tonnes. * The value of production of Commonwealth fisheries increased in 2010-11, by 5 per cent to $320 million, contributing 14 per cent of the gross value of Australia's total fisheries production. * In 2010-11, the total value of Australian fisheries exports remained relatively unchanged at $1.2 billion. * Exports to China more than tripled in 2010-11, increasing from $44 million in 2009-10 to $146 million. Hong Kong remained Australia's main export market for fisheries products in 2010-11 at $539 million, ahead of Japan ($269 million) and China ($146 million). * Rock lobster remained the most valuable fisheries export product ($369 million), followed by pearls ($241 million), abalone ($212 million), tuna ($131 million) and prawns ($77 million). * The value of Australian imports of fisheries products remained stable at $1.5 billion. Thailand and New Zealand continued to be the largest sources of Australian imports of fisheries products. The major import product from Thailand is canned fish; mostly consisting of canned tuna. The key import products from New Zealand are frozen fish fillets, and fresh and chilled whole fish.
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0 : Australian Fisheries Statistics 2011 - revised 2013-01-24 - PDF [1.0 MB]

1 : Erratum to Australian Fisheries Statistics 2011 - revised 2012-12-21 - MS Word [1.0 MB]

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5 : Australian Fisheries Statistics 2011 - Production - revised 2012-12-21 - MS Excel [0.5 MB]

6 : Australian Fisheries Statistics 2011 - Production (annual for 2001 - 2011) - revised 2013-02-06 - MS Excel [0.7 MB]
ABARES : Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences : Department of Agriculture



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