Australian fisheries resources are owned by all Australians which means sharing them can be a complex issue affecting commercial, recreational and Indigenous fishers.

The Australian Government is committed to developing a Commonwealth Fisheries Resource Sharing Framework with parameters for fair and sustainable arrangements for all fishers.

The draft Commonwealth fisheries resource sharing framework is now available for comment. To have your say on the draft framework and how we can share our Commonwealth fisheries resources fairly, go to

For more information, go to or email