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Fresh scallops in a box
Fresh scallops in a box

Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery

School of fish over reef
School of fish over reef

Coral Sea Fishery

Two men on a longline fishing boat
Two men on a longline fishing boat

Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery

Boat caught in huge wave
Boat caught in huge wave

Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery

Toothfish being hauled on board a fishing boat
Toothfish being hauled on board a fishing boat

Macquarie Island Toothfish Fishery

Fishing nets on trawl boat
Fishing nets on trawl boat

North West Slope Trawl Fishery

Prawn trawler at sea
Prawn trawler at sea

Northern Prawn Fishery

Large net at sea
Large net at sea

Small Pelagic Fishery

Row of docked trawl boats
Row of docked trawl boats

Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery

Docked squid boat
Docked squid boat

Southern Squid Jig Fishery

Image of Southern Bluefin Tuna
Image of Southern Bluefin Tuna

Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery

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AFMA logo

Western Deepwater Trawl Fishery

Boat with deep sea fishing equipment
Boat with deep sea fishing equipment

Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery

360+
boats fishing in Commonwealth waters
21
Commonwealth fisheries managed

in Australia, from three nautical miles out to the extent of the Australian Fishing Zone

45+
species managed

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News
26 Feb 2024
Commonwealth operators running out of time to replace vessel monitoring systems

Inmarsat C Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) devices have reached ‘end of life’ and are no longer permitted for use in Commonwealth fisheries after 22 March 2024.

News
22 Feb 2024
Invitation to attend AFMA's annual public meeting

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) annual public meeting will be held on Tuesday, 12 March 2024 from 11:00 am to midday.

News
20 Feb 2024
Commonwealth operators running out of time to replace vessel monitoring systems

Inmarsat C Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) devices have reached ‘end of life’ and are no longer permitted for use in Commonwealth fisheries after 22 March 2024.

News
16 Feb 2024
Operation LEEDSTRUM: Prosecutions continue in Darwin for illegal fishers

Operation LEEDSTRUM continues to combat illegal fishing in Western Australian waters. 

News
12 Feb 2024
Commonwealth operators urged to replace vessel monitoring systems to avoid penalties
News
05 Feb 2024
Commonwealth operators urged to replace vessel monitoring systems to avoid penalties