Considering the views of stakeholders is an important part of AFMA’s management of Commonwealth fisheries, including the Small Pelagic Fishery (SPF). On 16 October 2015, the independent AFMA Commission decided to trial a Scientific Panel, together with stakeholder forums, to enable more stakeholders to engage in the advisory process while maintaining the focus on the scientific and economic advice it is seeking.

In the SPF, stakeholder forums will be the main avenue to capture stakeholder views, in addition to the Scientific Panel itself. The forums will be open to members of peak recreational fishing bodies, environmental non-government organisations, indigenous groups, individual community stakeholders and commercial fishing industry members. The South East Management Advisory Committee will continue to provide advice on fishery management issues.

2017 Forums

24 January – Sydney


Independent facilitator final report

SPF Scientific Panel response to key issues raised at Stakeholder Forum (PDF 95KB)

At the forum the following presentations were given:

Forum archive

Information and presentations from previous forums.

Contact Officer

Darci Wallis
Executive Officer
Tel: 02 6225 5329