USER GUIDE

This report provides details of the operations and performance of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) for the financial year ending 30 June 2011, as forecast in the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Portfolio Budget Statements 2010–11.

PART 1 – OVERVIEW

Part 1 provides an overview of AFMA’s roles and responsibilities and how it has performed throughout the year. This includes the Chairman’s overview, a look at our key achievements in 2010–11, as well as developments in our operating environment and an outlook for the year ahead.

PART 2 – PERFORMANCE REPORT

Part 2 explains AFMA’s performance management process, and then measures the agency’s performance against performance indicators and strategies.

PART 3 – MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Part 3 covers AFMA’s governance arrangements. This includes financial management, human resource management and risk management practices, as well as stakeholder communications.

PART 4 – OUR FISHERIES

Part 4 gives readers a snapshot of each fishery AFMA manages, and includes a report on the effectiveness of management plans where applicable.

PART 5 – FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Part 5 consists of AFMA’s financial statements for the 2010–11 financial year, as independently audited by the Australian National Audit Office. These statements include financial performance, financial position and cash flows during the year.

PART 6 – APPENDICES

The appendices include reporting requirements such as civil litigation outcomes, progress against Ministerial Direction, details of the Commission and executive committees, Management Advisory Committee memberships, freedom of information reporting, disability reporting, ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance and consultancy services.