The Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery (longline) is fished and managed similar to the Eastern and Western Tuna and Billfish fishery however notable exceptions are
- The Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery covers the entire sea area around Australia, out to 200 nm from the coast (see map).
The fishery is managed internationally by the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna made up of six participating member countries, including Australia.
The Commission sets an annual total allowable catch limit for each member country and AFMA applies Australia’s total allowable catch limit each year to our commercial Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery.
For more information, see www.ccsbt.org.