Fisheries research

The Fisheries research team provides scientific advice on the status of aquatic resources in the Northern Territory (NT). The team participates in a wide variety of research programs to collect this information and collaborates with regional, national and international partners.

Annual stock status reports for key NT fish species follow a nationally agreed framework. These annual reports are incorporated into the Commonwealth Government’s Status of Key Australian Fish Stocks reports which are released every two years.

For previous versions please visit our online publications library.

See latest national fish stock report for each species:

Contact Fisheries if you need further information on the species listed above or on any other species not listed here.


Research proposal funding is available to the Fishing Industry.

To apply complete the Northern Territory Fishing Industry Research and Development Trust Fund Preliminary Research Proposal DOCX (163.1 KB).

Submit proposal to:

Executive Officer
Northern Territory Fishing Industry  Research and Development Trust Fund Advisory Committee
C/- Fisheries, Department of Primary  Industry and Resources

by post GPO Box 3000, Darwin NT  0801 or email:

For more information contact Department of Primary Industry and Resources
Phone: 08 89992339 or email:

Last updated: 08 March 2019

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