3 May 2018

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for member positions on the Commonwealth Fisheries Marine Mammal Working Group. The Commonwealth Fisheries Marine Mammal Working Group provides advice to AFMA on marine mammal mitigation arrangements for Commonwealth managed fisheries. In particular, members are sought to support the:

  • identification of marine mammal bycatch issues in Commonwealth Fisheries
  • development and review of marine mammal management strategies for AFMA managed fisheries
  • development of fishery and/or vessel specific management arrangements for marine mammals

This advice will assist AFMA in its role to sustainably manage Commonwealth fisheries.

We are seeking marine mammal mitigation experts, marine mammal scientists, members from the commercial fishing industry, recreational fishing sector and conservation sector. Candidates with qualifications and/or experience in marine mammal bycatch mitigation, marine mammal science and experience in fishing vessel operations would be highly desirable. Members are sought for the period up to 30 June 2020.

How do I apply for membership?

To be considered for membership positions on the Commonwealth Fisheries Marine Mammal Working Group, please submit your curriculum vitae and a brief cover note summarising your relevant experience, qualifications and reason for your application. A copy of the Terms of Reference is available from the AFMA website.

How do I submit my application?

Applications need to be submitted to AFMA by COB 26 May 2018 and can be submitted by post or email:

Post:            Phil Ravanello

Bycatch and Discards Program

PO Box 7051


Email:          phil.ravanello@afma.gov.au

Phone:  (02) 6225 5398