Fisheries Amendment Bill

About this bill

This bill will amend the Fisheries Act 1996. It will require several consequential amendments to the commercial and recreational fishing regulations and supports a commercial fishing sector that is innovative and technology driven, has highly selective practices, and is responsive to cumulative pressures on the marine environment caused by, for example, climate change.

Current status

Royal Assent given 31 October 2022.
Enacted as the Fisheries Amendment Act 2022 (2022/56)

Member of Parliament responsible
Bill type

Government bill

All data
Bill type Government bill
Parliament 53
Ref 117-3
Introduced 13 April 2022
First reading 5 May 2022
Select Committee Primary Production Committee
Public submissions due 17 June 2022
Select Committee report back 20 September 2022
Second reading 27 September 2022
Committee of the whole House 28 September 2022
Third reading 25 October 2022
Royal Assent 31 October 2022
Enacted as Fisheries Amendment Act 2022 (2022/56)
Divided No

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