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 2012, as forecast in the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Portfolio Budget Statements 2011-12.

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 and CEO’s review, a look at our key achievements in 2011-12, 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, then measures the agency’s performance against performance indicators and strategies developed prior to the reporting period.

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 2011-12 financial year, as independently audited by the Australian National Audit Office. These statements include financial performance, financial position and cash flows during the year.


The appendices include reporting requirements about, progress against Ministerial Direction, details of the Commission and executive committees, Management Advisory Committee memberships, civil litigation outcomes, consultancy services, work health and safety, ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance, disability reporting mechanisms, the Information Publication Scheme.