FAO Standard Specifications for the Marking and Identification of Fishing Vessels - Australian Government


You must comply with this standard when marking fishing vessels and fishing gear.

This standard provides specifications and guidelines for the marking and identification of fishing vessels. It outlines procedures for fishing vessels, to ensure that their fishing vessels are licensed and marked in such a way that they can be readily identified in accordance with internationally recognised standards.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Fisheries Management Act 1991 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Management Regulations 2019 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Operating address: Level 3
15 Lancaster Place
Majura, Australian Capital Territory 2609
Mailing address: PO BOX 7051
Canberra BC, Australian Capital Territory 2610
Phone: 02 6225 5555
Phone: 1300 723 621
Fax: 02 6225 5500
Email: info@afma.gov.au
Website: Australian Fisheries Management Authority (Opens in new window)