For this to happen, we have strict fisheries management practices in place. We also have many programs to support our mission that are managed by experienced, qualified and passionate people.
AFMA has offices in Canberra, Darwin, Thursday Island and Lakes Entrance. We look after commercial fisheries from three nautical miles out to the extent of the Australian Fishing Zone. The states and the Northern Territory look after recreational, commercial coastal and inland fishing and aquaculture.
We provide fisheries management services to Joint Authorities of the Commonwealth and state governments, including the Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority (PZJA).
Through our foreign compliance functions, we work together with other Australian Government agencies and our international counterparts to deter illegal fishing in the Australian Fishing Zone.