Cooperation - Multilateral and Regional


There are several overarching international agreements and arrangements to which Australia is a signatory or a Party. These include:

Australia works closely with other parties to promote international fisheries cooperation. The department is regularly involved in a number of multilateral forums to ensure the sustainable use of shared resources, including:


Australia works closely with its near neighbours to promote regional fisheries cooperation.

Regular bilateral meetings are held to address issues such as:

  • shared stocks management
  • illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, and
  • fisheries and aquaculture development.

Australia also has a number of bilateral agreements or arrangements and facilitates regional dialogue with neighbouring countries (see links below) to ensure the sustainable use of shared resources.