Compliance index



Compliance index

Description Page
Letter of transmittal iii
Table of contents v
Index 207
Glossary 200
Contact officer(s) Inside front cover
Internet home page address and internet address for report Inside front cover
Review by accountable authority 3
Overview for the period
Role and functions 10
Organisational structure 13
Outcome and programme structure 20
Purposes 20
Where outcome and programme structures differ from Portfolio Budget Statements/ Portfolio Additional Estimates Statement or other portfolio statements accompanying any other additional appropriation bills (other portfolio statements), details of variation and reasons for change n/a
Annual Performance Statement 19
Report on Financial Performance
Discussion and analysis of the entity’s financial performance 128
Table summarising the total resources and total payments 191
If there are significant changes in the financial results during or after the previous or current reporting period, information on those changes, including: the cause of any operating loss and how the entity responses to that loss and any matter that will have a significant impact on the entity’s future financial operations n/a
Corporate Governance
Information on compliance with section 10 (fraud systems) 108
Certification by accountable authority in accordance with section 10 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 iv
An outline of structures and processes in place to implement principles and objectives of corporate governance 101–123
A statement of significant issues reported to Minister under section 19(1)(e) of the Act that relates to non-compliance with Finance law and action taken to remedy non-compliance (if applicable) 109
External scrutiny
Information on the most significant developments in external scrutiny and the entity’s response to the scrutiny 103
Information on judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals and by the Australian Information Commissioner that may have a significant effect on the operations of the entity 103, 175
Information on any reports on operations of the entity by the Auditor General (other than report under section 43 of the Act), a Parliamentary Committee, or the Commonwealth Ombudsman (if applicable) n/a
Information on any capability reviews on the entity that were released during the period (if applicable) n/a
An assessment of the entity’s effectiveness in managing and developing employees to achieve entity objectives 111–123
Statistics on the entity’s APS employees on an ongoing and nonongoing basis 114–115
Information on any enterprise agreements, Individual Flexibility Agreements, common law contracts and determinations under 24(1) of the Public Service Act 1999, Australian workplace agreements 116
Information on the number of SES and non SES employees covered by agreements 117
The salary ranges available for APS employees by classification level. 116
A description of non-salary benefits provided to employees. 117
Information on the number of employees at each classification level who received performance pay (if applicable) n/a
Information on aggregate amounts of performance pay at each classification level (if applicable) n/a
Information on the average amount of performance payment, and range of such payments, at each classification level (if applicable) n/a
Information on aggregate amount of performance payments. n/a
An assessment of effectiveness of assets management where asset management is a significant part of the entity’s activities (if applicable) n/a
An assessment of entity performance against the Commonwealth Procurement Rules 110, 190
A summary statement detailing the number of new contracts engaging consultants let during the period; the total actual expenditure on all new consultancy contracts let during the period (inclusive of GST); the number of ongoing consultancy contracts that were entered into during a previous reporting period; and the total actual expenditure in the reporting year on the ongoing consultancy contracts (inclusive of GST) 189
A statement that “During [reporting period], [specified number] new consultancy contracts were entered into involving total actual expenditure of $[specified million]. In addition, [specified number] ongoing consultancy contracts were active during the period, involving total actual expenditure of $[specified million]” 189
A summary of the policies, procedures and main categories for which consultants were selected and engaged 189
A statement that “Annual reports contain information about actual expenditure on contracts for consultancies. Information on the value of contracts and consultancies is available on the AusTender website” 189
Australian National Audit Office Access Clauses: If an entity entered into a contract with a value of more than $100 000 (inclusive of GST) and the contract did not provide the Auditor General with access to the contractor’s premises, the report must include the name of the contractor, purpose and value of the contract, and the reason why a clause allowing access was not included in the contract (if applicable) 110
Exempt contracts: If an entity entered into a contract or there is a standing offer with a value greater than $10 000 (inclusive of GST) which has been exempted from being published in AusTender because it would disclose exempt matters under the FOI, the annual report must include a statement that the contract or standing offer has been exempted, and the value of the contract or standing offer, to the extent that doing so does not disclose the exempt matters (if applicable) 110
Small business
A statement that: “[Name of entity] supports small business participation in the Commonwealth Government procurement market. Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Small Enterprise participation statistics are available on the Department of Finance’s website” 190
An outline of the ways in which the procurement practices of the entity support small and medium enterprises 190
Annual financial statements
If the entity conducted advertising campaigns, a statement that “During [reporting period], the [name of entity] conducted the following advertising campaigns: [name of advertising campaigns undertaken]. Further information on those advertising campaigns is available at [address of entity’s website] and in the reports on Australian Government advertising prepared by the Department of Finance. Those reports are available on the Department of Finance’s website” or If the entity did not conduct advertising campaigns, a statement to that effect 110
A statement that “Information on grants awarded to [name of entity] during [reporting period] is available at [address of entity’s website]” n/a
Outline of mechanisms of disability reporting, including reference to website for further information 188
Correction of material errors in previous annual report n/a Website reference to where the entity’s Information Publication Scheme statement pursuant to Part II of FOI Act can be found 179
Information required by other legislation
Work health and safety (Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011) 180
Advertising and Market Research (Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns 110
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) 183
List of Requirements
Fisheries Administration Act 1991
Assessment of the extent to which operations have contributed to AFMA’s legislative objectives 19–44
Performance against performance indicators set out in the corporate plan and annual operational plan 19–44
Variations of the corporate plan and the annual operational plan n/a
Significant changes to plans of management n/a
The introduction of new plans of management n/a
Effectiveness of plans of management 49–97


Australian Fishing Zone

Under the Fisheries Management Act 1991, the Australian Fishing Zone means:

  1. the waters adjacent to Australia within the outer limits of the exclusive economic zone adjacent to the coast of Australia; and
  2. the waters adjacent to each external territory within the outer limits of the exclusive economic zone adjacent to the coast of the external Territory;

but does not include:

  • coastal waters of, or waters within the limits of, a State or internal Territory; or
  • waters that are excepted waters.

Total weight of a stock or a component of a stock.

Biomass limit reference point

The point beyond which the risk to the stock is regarded as unacceptably high.


Species taken incidentally in a fishery where other species are the target, and which are always discarded.


Any part of the catch that is kept or sold by the fisher but is not the target species.


Found on or near the sea floor (c.f. Pelagic).


Any part of the catch returned to the sea, whether dead or alive.


A measure of the resources used to harvest a fishery’s stocks. The measure of effort appropriate for a fishery depends on the methods used and the management arrangements. Common measures include the number of vessels, the number of hooks set or the number of fishing days.

Electronic monitoring

Electronic monitoring uses sensors and cameras to monitor and record information on fishing activity in a targeted way. Sensor data and video footage is analysed retrospectively to provide information and verify logbooks according to the needs identified for that fishery.

Fisheries Management Act 1991

One of the two main pieces of legislation (along with the Fisheries Administration Act 1991) that detail AFMA’s responsibilities and powers.

Fishing concession

A Statutory Fishing Right, or a fishing permit, or a foreign fishing boat licence granted under the provisions of the Fisheries Management Act 1991.

Fishing permit

A type of fishing concession granted under Section 32 of the Fisheries Management Act 1991 to a person, authorising the use of a specified Australian boat by that person, or a person acting on that person’s behalf, for fishing in a specified area of the Australian Fishing Zone or a specified fishery for specified species, using specified equipment.

Fishing season

The period during which a fishery can be accessed by fishers.


Type of passive fishing gear consisting of panels of net held vertically in the water column, in contact with the seabed, such that fish attempting to swim through the net are entangled. The mesh size of the net determines the size range of fish caught, as smaller fish can swim through the meshes and larger fish are not enmeshed.


GoFish is AFMA’s online business facility for fishers to submit their applications, view their record of fishing concessions as held by AFMA, keep their contact details up to date, view quota and catch information, receive messages from AFMA and monitor progress of applications lodged with AFMA.

Harvest strategy

Strategy outlining how the catch in a fishery will be adjusted from year to year depending on the size of stock, the economic or social conditions of the fishery, conditions of other interdependent stocks or species, and uncertainty of biological knowledge. Well-managed fisheries have an unambiguous (explicit and quantitative) harvest strategy that is robust to the unpredictable biological fluctuations to which the stock may be subject.

Incidental catch

Any part of the catch that is not the target species, including bycatch and by-product.

Individual transferable quotas

Individual portions of a total allowable catch – units of quota – that allow the holder to catch that portion of the total allowable catch each season. The weight value of the individual transferable quotas changes in proportion to changes in the total allowable catch set for a species each season.

Individual transferable quotas are fully tradeable and can be sold or leased to other fishers.

Key commercial species

A species that is, or has been, specifically targeted and is, or has been, a significant component of a fishery.


Official record of catch-and-effort data completed by fishers. In many fisheries, a licence condition makes the return of logbooks mandatory.


Fishing gear in which short lines (branchlines or droppers) carrying hooks are attached to a longer main line at regular intervals. Pelagic longlines are suspended horizontally at a predetermined depth with the help of surface floats. The main lines can be as long as 100 kilometres and have several thousand hooks. Droppers on demersal longlines (set at the seabed with weights) are usually more closely spaced.

Maximum economic yield

The sustainable catch or effort level for a commercial fishery that allows net economic returns to be maximised. Note that for most practical discount rates and fishing costs maximum economic yield will imply that the equilibrium stock of fish is larger than that associated with maximum sustainable yield. In this sense maximum economic yield is more environmentally conservative than maximum sustainable yield and should in principle help protect the fishery from unfavourable environmental impacts that may diminish the fish population.

Maximum sustainable yield

The maximum average annual catch that can be removed from a stock over an indefinite period under prevailing environmental conditions.

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) box

The area of the Australian Fishing Zone where traditional fishing by Indonesian nationals is permitted.

Nautical mile

A unit of distance derived from the angular measurement of one minute of arc of latitude, but standardised by international agreement as 1852 metres.

Net economic returns

A fishery net economic returns over a particular period are equal to fishing revenue less fishing costs.

Non target species

Species that are unintentionally taken by a fisher or not routinely assessed for fisheries management. See also Bycatch.

Offshore Constitutional Settlement

An agreement between one or more states and the Australian Government giving individual or joint jurisdiction for a particular fishery that is in both coastal waters and the Australian Fishing Zone.

When no Offshore Constitutional Settlement agreement has been reached, the fishery remains under the jurisdiction of the state out to three nautical miles, and of the Australian Government from three nautical miles to 200 nautical miles.

Output controls

Restrictions imposed on the quantity of fish that can be taken from a fishery within a specified period of time. This can be by either a competitive total allowable catch or a total allowable catch allocated to participants as individual transferable quotas.


A fish stock with a biomass below the biomass limit reference point. ‘Not overfished’ implies that the stock is not below the threshold, and is now used in place of the status classification of ‘fully fished’ or ‘underfished’.

Pelagic fish

Inhabiting surface waters rather than the sea floor: usually applied to free swimming species such as tunas and sharks.

Precautionary principle

A principle asserting that a degree of scientific uncertainty should not be used as a reason for postponing measures to prevent environmental degradation in situations where there are threats of serious or irreversible environmental damage.


Amount of catch allocated to a fishery as a whole (total allowable catch) or to an individual fisher or company (individual transferable quota).

Quota management

A method of management based on output controls that allocates the total allowable catch among eligible operators as shares in the annual total allowable catch.

Reference point

An indicator of the level of fishing (or stock size), used as a benchmark for interpreting the results of an assessment.

Statutory Fishing Rights

Rights granted under Section 21 of the Fisheries Management Act 1991. The nature of Statutory Fishing Rights in a fishery is detailed in the plan of management that creates those rights. A Statutory Fishing Right may be a right to use a boat, a unit of fishing gear or a quantity of catch, or other rights as identified in the management plan.


Members of a species of fish that can breed with one another and produce fertile (capable of reproducing) offspring. In this way, a species maintains its ‘separateness’ from other species; for example, the yellowfin tuna and bigeye tuna are two distinct tuna species whereas the general term ‘tuna’ includes all tuna species.


A functionally discrete population of a species that is largely distinct from other populations of the same species. Such a population may be regarded as a separate entity for management or assessment purposes. Some species form a single stock (e.g. southern bluefin tuna) while others form several stocks (e.g. albacore tuna in the Pacific Ocean are divided up into separate Northern Pacific and Southern Pacific stocks).


Fishing selectively for particular species or sizes of fish.

Target species

The species being actively sought by fishers.

Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority

An authority comprising the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources (Chairperson), the Queensland Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the Chair of the Torres Strait Regional Authority. The authority is responsible for monitoring the condition of the jointly managed fisheries in the Torres Strait and the formulation of policies and plans for their management.

Torres Strait Treaty

The treaty between Australia and Papua New Guinea concerned with sovereignty, management and maritime boundaries in the area between the two countries and the protection of the way of life and livelihood of traditional inhabitants and the marine environment.

Total allowable catch

The amount of fish of a particular species that can be taken from a fishery in a prescribed period. Total allowable catches are set for fish species managed either through individual transferable quotas or through competitive total allowable catches.


Status of a fish stock for which there is inadequate or inappropriate information to make a reliable assessment.

Undercatch and overcatch

Undercatch and overcatch provide for ‘carry over’ or ‘carry under’ of an amount of end of season quota between fishing seasons thereby allowing fishers the flexibility to catch a certain amount of fish over or under their quota, and debit or credit this to or from the following season’s quota

Vessel monitoring system

Electronic device that transmits the identity and location of a vessel.


Description Page
Accountable Authority 101
Adaptation of Commonwealth Fisheries Management to Climate Change 4
AFMA Commission 4–5, 10, 101, 106, 168
disclosure of interests 101
meeting attendance 170
performance review 102
Agency Head 101
Andersen, John 170, 173, 174
Annual Fisheries Management Strategy Performance Reports 83
Annual Operational Plan 105
Annual Performance Statement 3, 19
Arrow Squid Fishery Harvest Strategy 78
Audit and Risk Committee 102, 103, 105, 106, 107, 109
function 171
membership 171
regular observers 171
role 171
Australian Antarctic Medal 8
Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences Fishery Status Reports 2018 49, 57, 60, 94
Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA)
authority 10
Chairman’s review 3–9
Chief Executive Officer’s review 3–9
Client Service Charter 12, 18, 44
cost efficiency 6–8, 11, 29–44
establishment 10
Facebook 43
functions 10–11
internal review 8
Letter of Transmittal iii–iv
management and accountability 100
office locations 14
organisational structure 13
outlook 9
performance framework see performance framework
role 10–11
stakeholders 11
    engagement 42–3
transparency 6–8, 29–44
values i
website 44
Australian Fisheries Managers Forum 5
Australian Fishing Zone 6, 11, 30, 33, 34, 35
Australian Maritime Border Operations Centre 34
Australian National Audit Office 103
independent auditor’s report 130–1
Australian National University 122
Australian Network on Disability 123
Australian Sea Lion Management Strategy 183
Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association 85
Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery 39, 52, 178
analysis of performance 54–5
     economic returns 54
     status of fish stocks 54
     estimated catch 53
     management plans/arrangements 54
     performance results 53
Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery Harvest Strategy 55
Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery Management Advisory Committee 178
Bass Strait Scallop industry 51, 54
Brooks, Renata 170, 172
Business Continuity Plan 107
AFMA Best Practice Bycatch Handling video 32
Bycatch Handling Guide 32
mishandling 32
reducing 2, 48
strategy 183
Bycatch and Discard Program 183
Byrne, Amelinda 119
Cartwright, Ian 169, 172
Catch Disposal Records 31
Chairman’s review 3–9
Chief Executive Officer 10, 101, 169
remuneration 117
review 3–9
Chondrichthyan Guide for Fisheries Managers 183
civil litigation outcomes 175
Client Service Charter 12, 18, 44
co-management arrangements 39
Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources 90, 91, 95, 178
Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna 85, 177
Commonwealth Disability Strategy 188
Commonwealth Fisheries Harvest Strategy Policy and Guidelines 4, 22, 50, 64, 183
Commonwealth Fisheries Policy Statement 3
Commonwealth Fisheries Resource Sharing Policy 5
Commonwealth Harvest Strategy Policy 2007 73
Commonwealth Policy on Fisheries Bycatch 22, 50
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation 24, 61
compliance and management 29–44
analysis of performance 30–7
assessment of performance 30
capacity building 36
co-management arrangements 39
domestic prosecutions for 2017–18 33
electronic monitoring 40
foreign compliance 33–5
multilateral patrols/operations 36–7
national (domestic) compliance 30–3
performance results 29
purpose 29
red tape reduction 38
Southern Ocean 37
Compliance index 196–9
Connors, Scott 174
consultancy services 189
Cooper, Catherine 169, 171
Coral Sea Fishery 52
analysis of performance 57
estimated catch 56
management plans/arrangements 57
performance results 56
corporate governance
Audit and Risk Committee see Audit and Risk Committee
external scrutiny 103
finance law, compliance with 109
governing body 101
internal scrutiny 102–3
planning and reporting 104–5
risk management 105–8
Corporate Plan 2017–20 20
Corporate Plan 2018–21 9
Data and Information Governance Committee 103, 173–4
membership 174
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources 5, 10, 95
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 36
Department of the Environment and Energy 185
Digital Continuity 2020 Policy 108
disability reporting 188
Gillnet Dolphin Mitigation Strategy 74
Management Strategy 183
e-logs 2, 48, 76
Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery 24, 40, 50, 52, 176, 184
analysis of performance 80–2
     fishery management arrangements 81
     stocks 80
estimated catch 79
external reviews 82
Mako sharks, management of 41
management plans/arrangements 80
performance results 79
Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Harvest Strategy 81
Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Management Plan 2010 80, 81
Ecological Risk Assessment and Ecological Risk Management framework 23, 50, 64
Ecological Risk Assessment for the Effects of Fishing 185
Ecological Risk Assessment framework 4, 24
Ecological Risk Management framework 4, 186
Ecological Risk Management Guide 185, 186
Ecological Risk Management Policy 185, 186
Ecological Risk Management Steering Group 4, 23
ecological sustainability 3–4, 9, 10–11, 22–4
analysis of performance 24
assessment of performance 23–4
performance results 23
purpose 22
ecologically sustainable development 183–7
actions to minimise impact 185
effect of actions on environment 184–5
environmental footprint 186–7
legislation 183–4
mechanisms for reviewing 186
outcome contributing to 184
economic returns 25–8
analysis of performance 26–7
assessment of performance 26
performance results 25–6
purpose 25
Economic Working Group 4, 50
Electronic Documents and Records Management System 107–8
electronic monitoring (e-monitoring) 7, 40
Enterprise Agreement 2016 115, 116
Enterprise Risk Register 106
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 41, 61, 86, 184, 186
function 170
membership 170
role 170
Executive Remuneration Policy 117
expenses 192
Exploratory Fishing Policy 4, 28
Facebook 43
Federated States of Micronesia 36
financial statements 133–65
Findlay, James iii–iv, 132, 169, 170, 172
Annual Performance Statement 19
Chief Executive Officer’s review 3–9
Fisheries Administration Act 1991 ix, 5, 10, 101, 104, 176
Fisheries (Administration) Regulations 1992 42
Fisheries Legislation Amendment (Representation) Act 2017 50
fisheries management 6–9
Fisheries Management Act 1991 10, 42, 64, 72, 83
Fisheries Management Plans 2, 48
Fisheries Management Regulations 1992 42, 64, 72
Fisheries Management (Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery) Regulations 1995 42
Fisheries Management Strategy 2, 4, 48, 83, 184
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation 61
fishery reports 49–98
estimated catch totals 2017–18 52
list of 52
performance results 52
Freebody, Kate 171
freedom of information 179
Freedom of Information Act 1982 110, 179
Gehrig, Robert 170, 173
General Duties team 31
Gibson, Beth 172, 173
Gillnet Dolphin Mitigation Strategy 74
Gillnet, Hook and Trap Fishery 40, 49,
Gillnet, Hook and Trap sector 40, 51
Glendinning, Lynette 8
glossary 200–6
GoFish 7, 42, 44
Graduate Development Program 121
Great Australian Bight Trawl Fishery 39
Great Australian Bight Trawl Management Advisory Committee 177
Guide to AFMA’s Ecological Risk Management 23
Harwood, Mary 171
Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery 24, 50, 52, 178, 184
analysis of performance 90
    bycatch 90
    fish stocks 90
estimated catch 89
external reviews 90
management plans/arrangements 90
performance results 89
Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery Management Plan 2002 90
High Seas Fishery 38
High Seas Permits
analysis of performance 95
estimated catch 94
management plans/arrangements 95
human resources management 117–20
Australian Public Service Employee Census 117–18
development awards 120
ethical standards 117
performance management 120
rewards and recognition program 118
Indian Ocean Tuna Commission 88, 176
Indigenous Australian Government Development Program (IAGDP) 122
Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries 36
information management 107
internal review 8
International Compliance Operations team 36
Joint Authority 11
Joyce, Hon Barnaby 10
Kaufhold, Thomas 174
Knuckey, Geoff 171
Kroger, Helen iii–iv, 168
Chairman review 3–9
Lakes Entrance 8, 15, 111–12
changes 42
Letter of Transmittal iii–iv
Lindsay-Temple, Mark 118
Littleproud, Hon David 1 0
Loke, Chee Kay 119
McKillop, Kylie 118
Macquarie Island Toothfish Fishery 52, 178
analysis of performance 93
estimated catch 92
external reviews 92
management plans/arrangements 92
performance results 92
Macquarie Island Toothfish Fishery Management Plan 2006 92
Mako shark 41
Management Advisory Committees 5, 42, 50, 176–8
Marine Stewardship Council 3, 61
Maritime Border Command 34
Maskey, Dylan 119
Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources 10, 101
Murphy, Ryan 174
National Compliance and Enforcement Program 2017–18 30
Communication and Education Program 31
General Deterrence Program 31
Maintenance Programs 32–3
Targeted Risk Programs 31
    Bycatch mishandling 32
    failure to report 32
    quota evasion 31–2
National Intelligence Unit 31
National Investigations Taskforce 31
Neville, Peter 8
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries 72
New South Wales Southern Fish Trawl Fishery 6
New Zealand 95, 97
Newton, Dave 174
Niue Treaty Subsidiary Agreement 36
Non-operational fisheries 96–8
Norfolk Island Fishery 52, 96
Norfolk Island Fishing Association 96
Norfolk Island Inshore Fishery 96
Norfolk Island Inshore Fishery Management Policy 2009 96
Norfolk Island Offshore Demersal Finfish Fishery 96
Norfolk Island Regional Council 96
North West Slope Trawl and Western Deepwater Trawl Fisheries 52
analysis of performance 64
estimated catch 63
management plans/arrangements 64
performance results 63
Northern Prawn Fishery 3, 7, 39, 52
analysis of performance 59–60
    bycatch 60
    economic returns 60
    fish stock 59–60
estimated catch 58
external review 61
innovations 61
management plans/arrangements 59
performance results 58
Northern Prawn Fishery Bycatch Strategy 2015–18 60
Northern Prawn Fishery Management Plan 1995 59
Northern Prawn Management Advisory Committee 177
Northern Prawn Resource Assessment Group 177
Offshore Constitutional Settlement agreements 11, 72, 177
One Fishery 6
Operation Nasse 37
Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency 37
Papua New Guinea 6, 34, 37
National Fisheries Authority 6, 34, 37
Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary 37
Pearson, Andrew 170
people management 111–24
diversity 122–4
employees 111–16
equal opportunity profile 113
human resources management see human resources management
non-ongoing employees 114
ongoing employees 115
remuneration see remuneration
terms and conditions of employment 115–6
training and development see training and development
performance framework 20
Annual Performance Statement 19
outcome and program 20
performance summary 20–1
Pietsch, Cameron 173, 174
P.J. Neville and Associates 8
Planning and Reporting Framework 104
performance monitoring 105
section plans 105
procurement 190
Productivity Commission inquiry into Fisheries and Aquaculture 2017 28
Project Management Framework 107
Protected Zone Joint Authority 11, 43
Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) viii, 3, 10, 101, 103, 104, 109, 171
Public Service Act 1999 10, 101
purchasing 110
advertising campaigns 110
contracts 110
discretionary grants 110
Quota Administration Policy 27
Rayns, Nick 170, 172, 173
red tape reductions
initiatives 38
Regional Fisheries Management Organisations 33
regulator arrangements 6–8, 29–44
Regulatory Powers (Standard Powers) Act 2014 42
remuneration 116–17
enterprise agreement salaries 116
senior executives 117
Republic of the Marshall Islands 36
Research Committee
function 172
membership 172
permanent advisors 172
regular observers 172
role 172
Resource Assessment Groups 42, 50, 68
Resource Statement 191
risk management 105–8
business continuity 107
fraud control 108
information management 107
project management framework 107
Risk Management Committee 103, 105
Risk Management Framework 102, 105–8
Risk Management Guidelines 105
Risk Management Policy 105
Roses, Michael 173, 174
Rumball, Craig 174
Ruston, Hon Anne 10
Sainsbury, Keith 169, 172
Schubert, David 119
Seabird Management Plan 183
Seabird Threat Abatement Plan 2014 81
Security Governance Committee 103, 174
membership 174
Skipjack Tuna Fishery 52, 97
Skipjack Tuna Harvest Strategy 97
Small Pelagic Fisheries (Mid Water Trawl) Fishery 24, 28, 40, 184
Small Pelagic Fishery 40, 49, 50, 52, 178
analysis of performance
     bycatch 67
     harvest strategy 66
     sustainability and economic returns 66–7
consultation 68
estimated catch 65
external reviews 67
management plans/arrangements 66
performance results 65
Small Pelagic Fishery Dolphin Mitigation Strategy 67
Small Pelagic Fishery Management Plan 2009 66
Small Pelagic Fishery Resource Assessment Group 68
Small Pelagic Fishery Scientific Panel 66, 68
Small Pelagic Fishery Stakeholder Forum 66
Smith, Douglas 8
South East Management Advisory Committee 66, 68, 178
South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association 7, 39
South East Trawl industry 51
South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation 94, 95, 97
South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation Convention Area 95
South Tasman Rise Fishery 52, 97
Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery 6, 39, 40, 52, 178
analysis of performance 73–4
     bycatch 74
   &nbsnbsp; economic returns 73
     fish stocks 73
     reliability of information 74
estimated catch 69
external review 74
management plans/arrangements 72
offshore constitutional settlement 72
performance results 69–71
Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery Integrated Scientific Monitoring Program 74
Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery Management Plan 2003 72
Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery Strategic Monitoring and Assessment Review Project 74
Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery 38, 52
analysis of performance 85
     economic returns 86
     fish stocks 85–6
     quota setting 85
estimated catch 84
management plans/arrangements 85
performance results 84
Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery Management Plan 1995 85
Southern Bluefin Tuna Management Advisory Committee 177
Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement 94, 95
Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement Meeting of Parties 95
Southern Ocean 37
Southern Squid Jig Fishery 52, 178
analysis of performance 78
estimated catch 77
management plans/arrangements 78
performance results 77
Southern Squid Jig Fishery Management Plan 2005 78
Specketer, Alan 124
Spencer, Tod 173, 174
stakeholders 11
engagement 42–3
Statement of Financial Performance 128
Stepping Into Program 122
Stevens, Richard 169
Stoute, Selina 118
Strategic Delivery Committee 103, 107, 173
membership 173
Strategic Internal Audit Plan 2017–19 102
Strategic Risk Register 106
STS-50 37
Sub-Antarctic Fisheries Resource Assessment Group 93
Sub-Antarctic Management Advisory Committee 90, 178
Sub-Antarctic Resource Assessment Group 90
Sustainable Fisheries Management 2, 48
Sutherland, Jenny 132
Tempo Strategies 8
Thomson, Gavin 174
Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984 11
Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority 11
training and development 121–2
Australian National University Internship Program 122
employment programs
graduate development 121
Indigenous Australian Government Development Program (IAGDP) 122
study assistance program 121
Transhipping Guidelines 5, 27, 51
Transhipping Policy 5, 27, 51
Tropical Tuna Management Advisory Committee 82, 176
Tucker, Martin 8
Turnbull, Hon Malcolm 10
United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement 11
United States Coast Guard 36
Upper-Slope Dogfish Management Strategy 183
Venslovas, Peter 170, 173
vessel monitoring system 18, 43
Vietnam 6, 35
Directorate of Fisheries 6
illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, collaboration regarding 35
Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development 6, 35
Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission 80, 82, 176
Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Compliance Monitoring Scheme 82
Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery 40, 52
analysis of performance 88
     fish stocks 88
     fishery management arrangements 88
estimated catch 87
management plans/arrangements 88
performance results 85
Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery Management Plan 2005 88
work health and safety
accident or dangerous occurrence statistics 182
health and safety initiatives 181
notifiable incidents 182
performance 180
Work Health and Safety Act 2011 180, 182
Work Health and Safety Committee 180
Zunic, Yvonne 172