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    The Tropical Tuna Management Advisory Committee is the principal forum where management issues relating to the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery, the Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery and the Skipjack Tuna Fisheries are discussed. At these meetings, any problems are identified, and possible solutions are developed.

    The committee also provides an avenue for consultation between industry, managers, researchers, environment and conservation groups, and state government officers. The committee continues to be AFMA’s main source of advice on the management of these fisheries. The committee generally holds one to two meetings each year.

    • Formation of the Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC) advice
    • Coral sea zone hook trial updates

    See the Tropical Tuna Management Advisory Committee (TTMAC) 29 minutes.

    The next meeting will be in mid 2024 (date and location to be advised).

    • Data management, provision of fishery indicators and implementation of the harvest strategies for Australia’s tropical tuna fisheries.
    • Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery size monitoring program 2016 onwards.

    Past decisions and outcomes can be found on the Tropical Tuna Management Advisory Committee past meetings page.

    Members are appointed for the period 1 July 2021 until 30 June 2024.

    • Ms Catherine Sayer – Chair
    • Ms Selina Stoute – AFMA member
    • Mr Pavo Walker – industry member
    • Mr Terry Romaro OAM – industry member
    • Mr Gary Heilmann – industry member
    • Mr David Ellis – industry member
    • Dr Ashley Williams – research member
    • Mr Grahame Williams OAM – recreational/charter fishing member
    • Mr Ian Bladin – recreational/charter fishing invited participant
    • Mr Brian Jeffriess AM – industry invited participant
    • Mr Chad Lunow – State representative invited participant
    • TBD – conservation member

    Executive Officer
    Tel: 02 6225 5555
    Email: TBD 

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    Page last updated: 03/06/2024