Letter of Transmittal


7 October 2011

Senator the Hon Joe Ludwig
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Parliament House

Dear Minister

We have much pleasure in presenting to you the annual report of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) for the financial year ended 30 June 2011.

This report has been prepared in accordance with section 87 of the Fisheries Administration Act 1991 and the Requirements for Annual Reports 2010-11, approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit.

In addition, and as required by the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines 2011, we certify that we are satisfied that the Authority has prepared fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans and has in place appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation, reporting and data collection procedures and processes that meet the specific needs of the Authority.

The Authority has also taken all reasonable measures to minimise the incidence of fraud in the agency and to investigate and recover proceeds of fraud against the agency.

We give the report to you for presentation to Parliament on behalf of the Authority under section 87(1) of the Fisheries Administration Act 1991.

Yours sincerely

Dr James Findlay
Dr James Findlay

Chief Executive Officer

The Hon Michael Egan, FAICD
The Hon Michael Egan, FAICD