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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

270+
boats fishing in Commonwealth waters
20
Commonwealth fisheries managed

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

45+
Commercial species managed

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News
17 May 2024
Another successful season for the sustainable fishing of black teatfish

The fishing season for black teatfish, a high value species of sea cucumber found in the Torres Strait, closed on Thursday 2 May 2024, after a catch of nearly 16 tonnes was caught in just four days. The overall catch was slightly lower than expected as fishers had to contend with unfavourable weather not experienced in previous years.

News
16 May 2024
Illegal fishers in hot water after their day in court

This is a joint media release between the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) and the Australian Border Force (ABF).

News
09 May 2024
AFMA supports deep dive into Tuvalu port state measures

In April 2024, representatives from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) delivered a workshop in partnership with Tuvalu’s Fisheries Department, Ports Authority, Customs, and Immigration and Shipping agents, in Funafuti, Tuvalu.

News
08 May 2024
Empowering Fisheries Compliance Officers in Southeast Asia: Second cohort commence comprehensive training in Nha Trang

The second year of a comprehensive fisheries monitoring, control, and surveillance (MCS) training course in Southeast Asia has commenced at Nha Trang University in Vietnam to build MCS capacity to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the region.

News
21 Apr 2024
Fifteen illegal fishers handed hefty fines

This is a joint media release between the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and the Australian Border Force.

News
12 Apr 2024
Port of Suva training to bolster fight against illegal fishing

Fisheries Officers from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), in partnership with the Ministry of Fisheries Fiji, Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency, and the Ministry of Primary Industry New Zealand, recently delivered dockside boarding and inspection training for twenty-eight fisheries and Naval officers at the Port of Suva, Fiji.