An industry is only as healthy and sustainable as its members. In recent years, concern for the
health, safety and wellbeing of the professional wild-catch fishing industry has been growing in
In response, this project conducted the first national survey of the health, safety and wellbeing of
the Australian professional fishing industry in 2017. The results of the survey provide a baseline
for the state of the wild-catch industry members across a range of indicators, including reported
physical and mental health, factors affecting health and safety, factors affecting levels of stress,
health and safety behaviours, and access to health services and information.