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.

Our environmental focus

  • target species
  • byproduct
  • bycatch species
  • threatened, endangered and protected species
  • habitats and communities

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:

Bycatch and discarding

Ecological risk management strategies

Harvest strategies

Protected species

Link to information about petroleum exploration impacts on the fishing industry

Sharing the oceans with others – consultation with the petroleum industry