Fishing Zones

Northern Australian Waters Fishing Zone

Prawn Fishing Zone

The Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) is often referred to as Australia’s last ‘wild frontier’, across Australia’s top end.  The fishery extends from the low water mark to the outer edge of the Australian fishing zone.  Its eastern extremity lies at Cape York in Queensland and stretches west to Cape Londonderry in Western Australia.

52 vessels are licensed to operate in the MSC certified NPF, which covers approximately 880,000 square kilometres.  Less than 12% of this area is fished.

Northern Prawn Fishery

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