Figure 1: Danish seine nets and boats at Lake’s Entrance, Victoria – Photo courtesy of Ryan Keightley, AFMA.
This report provides details of the operations and performance of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) for the financial year ending 30 June 2016, as forecast in the Agriculture and Water Resources Portfolio Budget Statements 2015–16, our Corporate Plan 2015–18 and our Annual Operational Plan 2015–16.
Part 1 provides an introduction to AFMA together with the Chairman's and Chief Executive Officer’s overview, looking at our key achievements in 2015–16, as well as developments in our operating environment and outlook for the year ahead.
Part 2 is AFMA's Annual Performance Statement explaining our purposes, performance results and analyses of these results.
Part 3 describes each fishery's contribution to the performance results for the year, any significant changes to management arrangements and highlights the opportunities and challenges addressed in meeting AFMA's purposes as described in the Annual Performance Statement.
Part 4 covers AFMA’s governance arrangements and practices. These include financial management, human resource management activities, risk management practices and monitoring and review mechanisms.
Part 5 consists of AFMA’s annual financial performance report and financial statements for the 2015–16 financial year as independently audited by the Australian National Audit Office. These statements include our financial performance, financial position and cash flows during 2015–16.
The appendices include reporting requirements such as details of AFMA’s Commission and Executive, civil litigation outcomes, management advisory committee meetings and membership, freedom of information, ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance, consultancy services, work health and safety, disability reporting, agency resources and payments and a statement of expenses by outcomes.
This section provides a list of requirements as set out in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Amendment (Non corporate Commonwealth Entity Annual Reporting) Rule 2016 and the Resource Management Guide no 135 ‘Annual reports for non-corporate Commonwealth entities’. The annual reporting requirements of the Fisheries Administration Act 1991 are also shown. A glossary and index are also provided in this section.