13 November 2017

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for member positions on the Scallop Management Advisory Committee (ScallopMAC). We are seeking members for their next three year terms, commencing 1 May 2018 to 30 April 2021.

Please contact Yvonne Zunic on (02) 6225 5432 or email Yvonne.Zunic@afma.gov.au if you require further information about the role of management advisory committees (MAC) and the selection process.

More information about MACs and how to apply for a position 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.

Who should apply for MAC membership?

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; and
  • Environment/ conservation

Recent legislative changes provide for the interests of commercial, recreational and indigenous fishers to be taken into account when managing Commonwealth commercial fisheries and expand the membership of MACs where appropriate to include recreational and Indigenous fishing members. AFMA will call publicly for nominations of specific members in 2018 if required.

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 AFMA’s website.

How do I apply for MAC membership?

To be considered for industry positions on ScallopMAC please submit a written expression of interest (no more than one page) outlining your relevant experience and/or qualifications.

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 15 December 2017 and may be submitted by post or email to:

Post: Yvonne Zunic
Manager, Research & RAGs/MACs
PO Box 7051
Email:  Yvonne.Zunic@afma.gov.au