AFMA is often asked for comments on offshore activities that may interact with fishing or have an impact on the fishing industry, which include:

  • petroleum/mineral exploration
  • burials at sea
  • sea dumping
  • marine farming development
  • boat scuttling.

If you would like details or comments on a proposed activity please send the following details to petroleum@afma.gov.au:

  • location (coordinates)
  • type
  • nature
  • timing
  • duration.

For the petroleum industry, we have specific guidelines for AFMA’s preferred process for consultation and information about petroleum offshore activities.