User guide


This report provides details of the performance and operations of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) for the financial year ending 30 June 2015 as forecast in the Agriculture Portfolio Budget Statements 2014–15.

Part 1 – Overview

Part 1 provides the Chairman’s and Chief Executive Officer’s (CEO) review, looking at our key achievements in 2014–15, as well as developments in our operating environment and an outlook for the year ahead. An introduction to AFMA is also provided.

Part 2 – Performance report

Part 2 explains AFMA’s performance management framework and measures the agency’s performance against indicators and strategies in 2014–15.

Part 3 – Outcomes of our fisheries management

Part 3 focuses on the effectiveness of management for each relevant fishery and, where applicable, the statutory management plans. This part also includes a snapshot of each fishery and the key developments in 2014–15.

Part 4 – Accountability and Management

Part 4 covers AFMA’s governance arrangements and practices. This includes financial management, human resource management activities, risk management practices and communications with stakeholders.

Part 5 – Financial statements

Part 5 consists of AFMA’s financial statements for the 2014–15 year, as independently audited by the Australian National Audit Office, including financial performance, financial position and cash flows during the year.


The appendices include reporting requirements such as civil litigation outcomes, Commission and executive details, management advisory committee meetings and membership, freedom of information, ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance, consultancy services, work health and safety, disability reporting, agency resource statements and statements of outcomes.

Compliance index

Provides a list of requirements as set out in 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 1991.