AFMA is committed to reducing costs and administration for our stakeholders. More broadly, we are working towards the government’s red tape reduction agenda to drive productivity and improve efficiency gains within the Australian economy.

The Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, wrote to AFMA’s Chair and CEO in April and December 2014 outlining his expectations of the agency to reduce regulatory burden and engage with stakeholders.

Read the letters from the Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources to AFMA:

AFMA’s Chair and CEO have responded to the minister’s letters supporting his requests, advising what AFMA is doing to reduce red-tape, including:

  • working with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and commercial fishing industry to streamline and simplify the fisheries management framework and remove any regulations that are unnecessary
  • increasing access to online information to inform fishers and the broader community
  • utilising electronic logbooks more and electronic monitoring (on-board cameras and sensors) to reduce paper transactions, improve quality of scientific data gathered on target and bycatch species, and reduce fishing industry costs to comply with regulations.

Read AFMA’s responses to letters from the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources:

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