As part of its 2021 research funding round, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is making its annual public call for applications to address research priorities identified for potential AFMA funding in 2021-22.The AFMA Research Committee...
Joint media release with ABFCooperation between the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) and Maritime Border Command (MBC), a joint agency task force enabled by both the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Australian Defence Force (ADF),...
The Commission met for its 72nd meeting via teleconference on 8 July 2020.Below is a summary of the key discussions and decisions by the Commission. It is not a record of discussions and does not cover agenda items and discussions that are either routine...
Around the Australia coastline, there are 58 Australian Marine Parks, managed by Parks Australia. Typically, these parks are made up of two or more zone types, each with its own rules. When you’re out fishing, it is important that you’re aware of the...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s (AFMA) National Compliance Operations Policy aims to effectively deter illegal fishing Commonwealth fisheries and the Australian Fishing Zone. To achieve this objective AFMA has released the National...
Joint release from the Minister for Environment, the Hon Sussan Ley and Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries the Hon Jonno DuniamOne of Australia’s largest fisheries, the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (ETBF) has today achieved the...
As a Senior Fisheries Management Officer working in the Torres Strait, Andrew uses his unique academic background in Marine Studies and Psychology to understand the key players in fisheries management: the fish, and the people who catch them. As part of...
As Senior Fisheries Officer Emily has discovered, a background in science can lead to a rich and challenging career path. To celebrate National Science Week 2020, we had a yarn with Emily about how she first became interested in a career on the sea and...
Georgia always knew she wanted to study marine biology, but could never have guessed that choice would take her to Townsville, a remote atoll in the Cook Islands, and now the Torres Strait. To celebrate National Science Week, we asked Georgia to tell us...
Tim always knew he wanted to work on the water so he chose to study Environmental Science at university, where he was introduced to the AFMA Observer program. This launched him into a career in fisheries where he is now a Senior Fisheries Officer....
Behind every plate of Australian-sourced gourmet prawns or takeaway fish and chips lies rigorous scientific research and cutting edge technology. Science plays a vital role in maintaining sustainable fisheries and AFMA uses a wide range of scientific and...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for a vacant Environment/Conservation Member position for the Northern Prawn Fishery Management Advisory Committee (NORMAC).The appointment will be from the date of...
Joint media release with Australian Border ForceInformation gathered by Maritime Border Command (MBC), a joint agency taskforce within the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), will strengthen...
The 2020 quest to catch tiger prawns commenced on 1 August as the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) tiger prawn season began. This tiger prawn season marks another important step forward for the sustainability of the NPF with the full implementation of four...
Bass Strait Central Zone Scallops are caught commercially in the Bass Strait between Tasmania and Victoria with the fishery managed by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA).The BSCZSF 2020 fishing season opened on 12 July and a total...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for a vacant Environment/Conservation Member position for the Northern Prawn Fishery Management Advisory Committee (NORMAC). The appointment will be from the date of appointment...
The Morrison Government has delivered on its commitment to waive more than $10 million in levies for Commonwealth fishers across the country, impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic.Australian fishers were among the first and worst hit by the pandemic...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is delivering the 2019-20 National Compliance and Enforcement Program by working with Commonwealth fishers to provide education, engagement and monitoring and enforcement operations.Monitoring and...
Inmarsat has advised the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) that a new Network Access Fee will be applied to existing and new owners of Inmarsat C terminals registered in Inmarsat’s Electronic Service Activation System (ESAS).This means...
Media Release Senator Jonathon Duniam Assistant Minister for Forestry and FisheriesAustralian recreational fishers can continue to enjoy southern bluefin tuna (SBT) fishing into the future, just as they are today, following preliminary results from a...

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