3. Introduction

AFMA administers a variety of committees have Members who are drawn from the fishing industry. The primary function of these committees is to provide advice/recommendations to the MACs/CCs and/or the AFMA Board that are consistent with AFMA’s legislative objectives (as set out at Attachment A).

In many cases, Members who are appointed to AFMA committees have either not been on a committee before or are uncertain about what to expect from meetings. This paper will introduce such Members to what they can expect from committee meetings and what is expected of them in their role as Members.

Although designed to provide advice and information specifically to Members drawn from industry, it should be noted that this Administration Paper draws on provisions (as set out in FMP No. 1 and legislation) which apply more generally to all Members of AFMA committees.