29 March 2018

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for members of various Management Advisory Committees (MAC). We are seeking applicants for the next three year terms, from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2021.

AFMA is calling for MAC members for the fisheries listed below:

  • Northern Prawn Fishery (NORMAC)
  • Tropical Tuna Fisheries (TTMAC)
  • Sub Antarctic Fisheries (SouthMAC)

Please contact Yvonne Zunic on (02) 6225 5432 or at yvonne.zunic@afma.gov.au for further information about the role of MAC members and the selection process.

More information about MACs, role of members and how to apply is provided below.

Management Advisory Committees are statutory bodies that provide AFMA with management advice. They report to the AFMA Commission on policy and operational matters, where relevant,  relating to the management of Commonwealth fisheries, including scientific, research and other information about the status of fish stocks and the impact of fishing on the marine environment. MAC advice is used to inform AFMA’s management decisions and records from past meetings can be found on AFMA’s website.

Appointments to MACs are based on relevant expertise and members are sought for the following positions:

  • Fishing industry;
  • Fishery science and research, including expertise in environmental sciences;
  • Recreational member (TTMAC); and
  • Environment/ conservation

AFMA’s policy document Fisheries Management Paper 1 (FMP 1) – Management Advisory Committees provides information about the roles of MACs and their members. This document is available on the AFMA website.

How do I apply for MAC membership?

To be considered for industry positions on a MAC please submit a written expression of interest (no more than one page) outlining your relevant experience and/or qualifications and which MAC you are applying for. Download the MAC Industry Member application template from the AFMA website.

For all other positions please submit your curriculum vitae and a brief cover note (no more than 500 words) summarising your relevant experience, qualifications and reason for your application.

Selection Process

Applications will be assessed by a selection panel against the selection criteria described in the document Fisheries Management Paper 1 (FMP 1) – Management Advisory Committees.

How do I submit my application?

Applications need to be submitted to AFMA by close of business Friday 27 April 2018 and may be submitted by post or email to:

Post: Yvonne Zunic
Manager, Research & RAGs/MACs
PO Box 7051

Email: research.secretary@afma.gov.au