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    The Sub-Antarctic Management Advisory Committee (SouthMAC) is the principal forum where issues relating to the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery and the Macquarie Island Toothfish Fishery are discussed, problems identified and possible solutions developed.

    It also provides an avenue for consultation between industry, managers, researchers, environment and conservation groups, and government officers. The committee continues to be AFMA’s main source of advice on the management of the sub-Antarctic fisheries. The committee holds an annual public meeting each year.

    • Total allowable catches for mackerel icefish and Patagonian toothfish
    • Climate change and fisheries
    • CCAMLR outcomes

    Download the SouthMAC SouthMAC – November 2022 (PDF).

    Past decisions and outcomes can be found on the Sub-Antarctic Management Advisory Committee past meetings page.

    • Dr Rachel Baird, Chair
    • Ms Selina Stoute, AFMA member
    • Dr Philippe Ziegler, research member
    • Dr Lyn Goldsworthy, environment/conservation member
    • Mr Rhys Arangio, industry member
    • Mr Malcolm McNeil, industry member
    • Ms Lihini Weragoda, government member

    SouthMAC is currently undergoing a reappointment process. The new membership of SouthMAC will be confirmed later in 2024.

    Robert Wood
    Executive Officer
    Tel: 02 6225 5555
    Email: robert.wood@afma.gov.au

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    Page last updated: 19/07/2024