- Environment and sustainability
- Petroleum industry consultation
- Ecological Risk Management
- Strategic assessment
- Bycatch and discarding
- Protected species
- AFMA’s climate change strategy
- Sharing the ocean with other users
- Marine Protected Areas
- Marine Bioregional Planning
- Fisheries A to Z index
- Antarctic fisheries
- Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery (BSCZSF)
- Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands fisheries
- Coral Sea Fishery (CSF)
- Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (ETBF)
- High Seas permits
- Norfolk Island Fishery
- North West Slope Trawl Fishery (NWSTF)
- Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF)
- Skipjack Tuna fisheries
- Small Pelagic Fishery (SPF)
- Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (SESSF)
- Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery (SBTF)
- Southern Squid Jig Fishery (SSJF)
- South Tasman Rise (STR)
- Torres Strait Fisheries
- Western Deepwater Trawl Fishery (WDTF)
- Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery (WTBF)
- Compliance activities
- Harvest strategies
- Antarctic fisheries Harvest Strategy
- Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery Harvest Strategy
- Coral Sea Fishery – Hand Collection Sector: Aquarium Harvest Strategy
- Coral Sea Fishery – Hand Collection Sector: Lobster and Trochus Harvest Strategy
- Coral Sea Fishery – Hand Collection Sector: Sea Cucumber Harvest Strategy
- Coral Sea Fishery: Line, Trawl and Trap Sectors Harvest Strategy
- Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Harvest Strategy
- Northern Prawn Fishery Harvest Strategy under Input Controls
- Skipjack Tuna Harvest Strategy
- Small Pelagic Fishery Harvest Strategy
- Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery Harvest Strategy
- Southern Squid Jig Fishery Arrow Squid Harvest Strategy
- Western Deepwater Trawl and North West Slope Trawl Fishery Harvest Strategy
- Data collection
- Opportunity to comment on the transhipment of fish at sea in the Small Pelagic Fishery
- Management Advisory Committees (MACs)
- Resource Assessment Groups (RAGs)
- Coral Sea Fishery Stakeholder Group
- Species workshops
Norfolk Island Fishery at a glance
Norfolk Island lies in the South Pacific Ocean at 29° south latitude and 168° east longitude. It is an Australian external Territory approximately 1500 km east of Brisbane, Queensland and 1100 km north of Auckland, New Zealand.
Australia exercises territorial control over the Island’s surrounding 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The fisheries in this area consist of an inshore shelf/upper slope fishery and an exploratory offshore deepwater fishery. The Eastern Tuna and Billfish operators also target tuna and tuna like species in the Norfolk Island Offshore Fishery.
Norfolk Island Offshore Demersal Finfish Fishery
The Norfolk Island Offshore Demersal Finfish Fishery (NIODFF) extends 200 nautical miles from Norfolk Island, excluding the area of the Norfolk Island Inshore Fishery and abutting the New Caledonian EEZ in the north and New Zealand EEZ in the south.
Commercial fishing in the NIODFF extends back to the 1970s but has been sporadic and has met with variable success. There are currently no commercial fishing concessions in the NIODFF. Exploration of the fishery and its resources has generated a range of information but to date, this has been insufficient to define the nature of any ongoing fishery.
AFMA is currently developing policies which will better guide any future exploration and commercial fishing in the AFZ, including waters of the NIODFF.
Norfolk Island Inshore Fishery
The Norfolk Island Inshore Fishery covers an area of approximately 67 x 40 nautical miles and was designed to include all shelf waters surrounding Norfolk Island. No commercial fishing permits currently exist in the inshore waters adjacent to Norfolk Island although fishing is undertaken by residents of Norfolk Island. The principal species targeted in this fishery is trumpeter (Lethrinus miniatus).
The Norfolk Island Government has developed a policy for the management of the Norfolk Island Inshore Fishery (NIIF). This policy deals with recreational and charter fishing and will be administered by the Norfolk Island Government in conjunction with the Norfolk Island Fishing Association and AFMA.
AFMA is also developing a policy to guide any future development of commercial fishing in inshore waters around Norfolk Island. This is expected to be completed during 2010/11.
- Changes in the Gillnet, Hook and Trap Sector of the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery to Protect Dolphins
- Draft Shark Plan 2
- Changes in the Gillnet, Hook and Trap Sector of the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery
- Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Management arrangements booklet 2011
- Freedom of Information