Latin names: Arripis trutta, A. truttaceus
Species considered: Eastern & Western Australian Salmon
Wild Caught - Australia
- TAS Scalefish Fishery (37t in 2015)
- VIC Corner Inlet Fishery, Gippsland Lakes Fishery, Ocean Fishery, Ocean Purse Seine Fishery, Port Phillip Bay Fishery (10t in 2015)
- NSW Ocean Hauling Fishery (1,000t in 2015)
- SA Marine Scalefish Fishery (430t in 2015)
- WA South Coast Salmon Managed Fishery, South West Coast Salmon Managed Fishery (191t in 2015)
Australian salmon is a fast-growing species caught in many commercial and recreational fisheries around Australia, with the highest catches in NSW, SA and WA. There is some uncertainty in the overall stocks of Australian salmon due to lack of robust stock assessments; stock health is assessed using different methods in different states, and indicators of fish stock health in all fisheries are positive. Increasing catches of this species around the country, particularly in NSW where catches are currently at an all time high, should be supported by more information on stock status.
Australian salmon is caught using a variety of nets fishing in near-shore waters. While these fishing methods generally have a low rate of threatened species catch, there is some concern over the adequacy of reporting of interactions with threatened species, with minimal independent observer verification of reports.