REPORT AGAINST SERVICES AND DELIVERABLES

Deliverables and Services 2010–11
Predicted
2010–11
Actual
2011–12
Predicted
2011–12
Actual
Comment
Completed research projects including Torres Strait Fisheries1.1 minimum of 10 18 Minimum of 10 11 Research was undertaken to inform fisheries management decision making processes.
Completed fishery independent surveys. 8 8 8 8 Eight surveys are complete across six fisheries.
Regulate fisheries including Torres Strait fisheries under plans of management. 10 10 12 11 The Torres Strait Finfish Management Plan is expected to be operational during 2013.

A Tropical Rock Lobster management plan is under development.

Apply harvest strategies.2 13 13 11 11 Thirteen harvest strategies have been implemented in 11 fisheries.
Complete licensing transactions
Manual completed transactions

Automated completed transactions

2,800


600

2,259


1,613

2,376


1,333

1,645


2,003

There was a significant increase in electronic transactions through GOFish and a considerable decrease in paper based transactions during 2011-12.
Collect levies Greater than 99% 97.35% Greater than 99% 89.23% 39 Commonwealth concessions were surrendered.
Prosecute illegal
foreign fishers
Note3 25 Note3 22 All 22 fishers were convicted under the Fisheries Management Act 1991.
Dispose of illegal foreign fishing vessels Note3 156 Note3 12 Five vessels were destroyed at AFMA land-based disposal facilities. Of the remaining seven; six were disposed of at sea (three under the Fisheries Management Act 1991 and three under the Customs Act 1901) due to force majeure following disembarkation of the crew and one presumed sunk following the crew being rescued.

No suspected irregular entry vessels (SIEVs) were disposed of at AFMA land-based disposal facilities.

Administered: Illegal foreign fishing vessel caretaking and disposal
Number of disposal facilities constructed4 2 0 2 0 In May 2012, Biosecurity Australia approved AFMA’s methodology for disposing of apprehended illegal foreign fishing vessels at its land-based disposal facilities. As a result, AFMA was not required to construct any additional infrastructure at its disposal sites in Broome, Western Australia and Gove in the Northern Territory.
Forfeited vessels disposed of5 100% 100% 100% 100% Five vessels were destroyed at AFMA land-based disposal facilities; four at Darwin and one at Gove in the Northern Territory.
Completion of annual domestic risk assessment N/A N/A 100% 0% In September 2011, as a result of a review of the risk assessment program AFMA rephased the risk assessment review cycle period from 12 months to 24 months. As a result no risk assessment was conducted in 2011-12 for the 2012-13 period. The next risk assessment will be conducted in 2012-13 for the 2013-14 period.

1 Includes only research projects where 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 forecast reliably.

4 Proposed construction rephased from 2010-11 to 2011-12.

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 and Border Security Program 1.4), and cannot be forecast reliably.

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