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23 September 2015

The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP
Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources
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 2015. During 2014–15, AFMA has continued to efficiently deliver regulatory and management services to Australian fishing operators and the broader community. This has ensured sustainable and profitable fisheries that produce Australian seafood now and into the future, whilst minimising the risk of unacceptable impacts of Commonwealth fisheries on marine ecosystems and organisms. AFMA also continued to play a key role in the protection of Australia’s marine environment from illegal foreign fishing.

This report has been prepared in accordance with section 63 of the Public Service Act 1999 and section 87 of the Fisheries Administration Act 1991 and in accordance with the Requirements for Annual Reports, For Departments, Executive Agencies and other non-corporate Commonwealth Entities, approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit under subsection 63(2) and 70(2) of the Public Service Act 1999.

In addition, and as required under section 10 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014, we certify that we are satisfied that the Authority has:

  • prepared fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans
  • in place appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation, reporting and data collection procedures and processes that meet the specific needs of the agency
  • taken all reasonable measures to appropriately deal with fraud relating to the agency.

We give the report to you for presentation to Parliament, required under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and subsection 63(1) of the Public Service Act 1999.

Yours sincerely

Signature of James Findlay

Dr. James Findlay
Chief Executive Officer

Signature Norman Moore

Hon. Norman Moore