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Past Operation: Operation CELESTA

PLEASE NOTE: The text and links contained on this page refer to a past operation. It is provided for archive purposes only. Current Operations are listed on the Global Operations webpage.

The Australian Defence Force supports Coastwatch and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) enforcing Australian sovereign rights and fisheries laws in the Southern Oceans.

Military patrols are undertaken in support of these civil authorities. Actions to date have successfully apprehended foreign fishing vessels with millions of dollars of illegal catch on-board.