Keeping our fish stocks sustainable means we must base our decisions on the most trustworthy information.

That information comes from extensive and accurate scientific research assessments from marine environment experts.

Research News

Currently (May 2017) seeking out of session ARC endorsement of the 2017/18 AFMA Research Budget including full proposals. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of that process before the end of May 2017.

Fisheries resources are of interest to a range of groups including the commercial fishing industry, recreational fishers, environmental groups, resource managers, researchers, indigenous and other community groups.

Research is used to support fishery management decisions and regulate commercial fishing in Commonwealth fisheries. AFMA does not conduct research in house, it outsources its research needs.