The 1982 package of national, state and territory laws that forms the basis for Australian governments (national, state and territory) to enter into agreements for specified fisheries to be managed by a particular government or group of governments. A fishery might be managed by the Australian Government, one or more state or territory governments, or any combination of these acting through a joint authority. Fisheries for which OCS arrangements are not in place may be managed under joint control or continue under separate management arrangements in each jurisdiction.