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 $2.4 billion, according to a report published by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE).
In these fisheries, there is compelling investment characteristics that effects value of fishing rights in the Australian Fishing Zone, and creates opportunities for investment due to a world’s best practice management standard, continually improving stewardship of our marine resource and a growing global demand for seafood:
- Fishing Quota Rights and Licenses are an alternative asset class of property rights that are limited and regulated to protect the resource base, effectively creating a $6 billion to $8 billion market for concessions to harvest the resource.
- World class fisheries management continues to ensure the conservation and rebuilding of stocks, effectively increasing value on a global scale as other fisheries decline.
- Fishing rights have a history for distributable yield and capital growth.
- Developing multiple free trade agreements with Asian countries are likely to have a positive effect on Australian fisheries products