REPORT AGAINST SERVICES AND DELIVERABLES

Deliverables and Services 2009–10
Predicted
2009–10
Actual
2010–11
Predicted
2010–11
Actual
Comment
Completed research projects including Torres Strait fisheries1 16 16 Minimum of 10 18 The reporting date for three of these projects will continue into the 2011–12 financial year
Completed fishery independent surveys 5 7 8 8 Surveys have been completed for Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery, Northern Prawn Fishery, Heard and McDonald Islands Fishery, Macquarie Island Toothfish Fishery, Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery, South East Trawl Sector,Torres Strait Rock Lobster Fishery and the Great Australian Bight Trawl Fishery
Regulate fisheries including Torres Strait Fisheries under plans of management 11 10 10 10 The Torres Strait Finfish Management Plan is expected to be operational by mid 2012
Apply harvest strategies2 13 13 13 13 Thirteen harvest strategies have been implemented in 11 fisheries. These fisheries are the: Northern Prawn Fishery, Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery, Small Pelagic Fishery, Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery, Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery, Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery, Coral Sea Fishery, North West Slope Trawl Fishery, Western Deepwater Trawl Fishery, Skipjack Tuna Fishery and Southern Squid Jig Fishery

The Torres Strait Prawn Fishery is expected to implement its harvest strategy in July 2011
Complete licensing transactions
a) manual 2,800 3172 2800 2,259 This figure is for paper based transactions
b) automated 400 683 600 1,613 Forty two percent of all transactions have been completed electronically, however not all transactions have an electronic option

Sixty six percent of the transactions that have an online option have been completed through GOFish in 2010–11
Collect levies Greater than 99 percent 97 percent collected to date Greater than 99 percent 97.35 percent $338,892 remains outstanding as at 13 July 2011

Four hundred and twenty two concession holders have arrangements to pay
Prosecute illegal foreign fishers 193 51 Note3 25 Twenty four fishers were convicted under the Fisheries Management Act 1991

One fisher was convicted under the Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984
Dispose of illegal foreign fishing vessels 36 27 Note3 15 Ten vessels were destroyed by burning at AFMA land-based disposal facilities6

A further four vessels were disposed of at sea and one vessel sunk following disembarkation of the crew

In addition to the fishing boats AFMA disposed of 15 suspected illegal entry vessels on behalf of the Border Protection Command
Administered: Illegal foreign fishing vessel caretaking and disposal
Number of disposal facilities constructed4 2 1 2 0 Darwin is in the final stages of its infrastructure upgrade and will be completed next year

Infrastructure upgrades in Gove and Broome are currently in progress

Long term contracts are in place at all locations except Broome, which is operating under a 12 month interim contract
Forfeited vessels disposed of5 100 percent 100 percent 100 percent 100 percent Ten vessels were destroyed by burning at AFMA land-based disposal facilites6

1. Includes only research projects that AFMA administers contracts with the research provider. It does not include research projects administered by other agencies for which AFMA co-invests

2. The reduction in 2010–11 reflects consolidation of four harvest strategies into one and one additional harvest strategy coming into effect

3. Performance cannot be reliably forecast

4. Construction rephased from 2009–10 to 2010–11

5. Expressed as a proportion of forfeited vessels brought to AFMA commissioned caretaking and disposal facilities. The actual numbers depend on the number apprehended and brought to the disposal facilities through the Civil Maritime Surveillance and Response Program (Customs Program 4), and cannot be forecast reliably

6. Includes one vessel that was apprehended in 2009–10