AFMA and the fishing industry are committed to making sure fishing activities have as little impact on protected species and the marine environment as possible.
AFMA works with fishing industry experts, environmental non-government organisations, marine scientists and others who are committed to the marine environment by implementing:
- catch limits for sustainable fish stocks
- fishery management arrangements that reduce the impact on the marine environment
- the use of fishing gear to reduce the impact on the marine environment while allowing for greater efficiency.
Links to more information about the environmental impact of fishing:
Link to information about petroleum exploration impacts on the fishing industry