The Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ) is the third largest in the world. The area of this zone is 16% larger than the Australian landmass. The oceans surrounding Australia support many high value fisheries and the gross value of the catching and aquaculture sectors of the Australian industry is estimated to be over $3 billion, according to a report published by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE).

In these fisheries, there are compelling characteristics that affect the value of fishing rights in the AFZ. These characteristics can be defined as (but not limited to) entry rights, yield history for leasing, history of open market trading as well as the success and maturity of current management arrangements.

A best practice management standard continually improves the stewardship of our world’s marine resources, growing the global demand for seafood and creating opportunities for investment:

  • Fishing Quota Rights and Licenses are an alternative asset class of property rights, regulated to protect the resource base and effectively creating a $6 billion to $8 billion market for concessions to harvest. Furthermore, fishing rights have a history for distributable yield and capital growth
  • The development of multiple free trade agreements are likely to have a positve effect on Australian fisheries products
  • World class fisheries management continues to ensure the conservation and rebuilding of stocks, effectively increasing value on a global scale as other fisheries decline

Atlantis can assist in achieving investment performance goals by drawing on our vast experience and knowledge base, driving the performance of your assets. A full asset management service has proven historical performance in this industry that is prolific with opportunities.