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.
24 January – Sydney
At the forum the following presentations were given:
- Introduction of SPF Scientific Panel members, Mr Max Kitchell, Chair, SPF Scientific Panel (PDF 279KB)
- Small Pelagic Fishery – Update (PDF 807 KB)
- Jack Mackerel and Blue Mackerel Stock Assessment, A/Professor Tim Ward, SPF Scientific Panel member
- Economic reference points, Professor Caleb Gardner, SPF Scientific Panel member (PPTX 43KB)
- Management Strategy Evaluation, Mr Andrew Penney, SPF Scientific Panel member (PPTX 373KB)
- Draft Scientific Panel advice on the SPF Harvest Strategy, Mr Max Kitchell, Chair, SPF Scientific Panel (PDF 40KB)
- Recent research projects in the Small Pelagic Fishery, A/Professor Tim Ward, SPF Scientific Panel member (PPTX 3MB)
- Future research priorities, Dr Jeremy Lyle, SPF Scientific Panel member (PPTX 58KB)
- Pair trawling Application, Mr Max Kitchell, Chair, SPF Scientific Panel (PDF 173KB)
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