The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) uses a multifaceted approach that recognises the dynamic and diverse nature of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU).IUU fishing threatens the sustainability and economic viability of...
Easter is one of the busiest times for the Australian seafood industry, providing Australian seafood lovers with a range of locally caught, sustainable seafood.With Easter weekend just days away, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s (AFMA) CEO...
An Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Fisheries Officer was embarked Royal Australian Navy (RAN) vessel HMAS Melville onboard as a Sea Rider, providing subject matter expertise of Pacific fisheries and regional legal frameworks for...
Royal Australian Navy hydrographic ship HMAS Melville berthing alongside Pohnpei, Micronesia.
The banana prawn season in the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) starts 1 April 2022 and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), is looking forward to seeing operators and fleet managers attend the Northern Prawn Fishery Industry (NPFI) run pre-...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for upcoming vacant member positions on a number of its Resource Assessment Groups (RAGs), specifically the: Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery Resource Assessment...
In support of effective Monitoring Control and Surveillance (MCS) of fisheries resources in the Pacific, 25 Freezer Inspection Kits have been assembled by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) International Engagement team for distribution...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) annual public meeting will be held on Tuesday 15 March 2022 at 9:30am. This meeting gives the Australian public the opportunity to meet with AFMA Commissioners and discuss AFMA’s progress in pursuing...
 MEDIA RELEASE The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has published a bilingual webpage to inform Indonesian fishers about the risks associated with illegal fishing in the Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ).The new AFMA webpage...
Research projects funded by FRDC and being led by industry are looking at new approaches to reduce seabird interactions, as well as, ways to improve the effectiveness of current seabird mitigation methods and keeping crews safe. Collaboration between the...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority's (AFMA) Graduate Development Program prepares graduates for a career as a future leader within AFMA by exposing you to a broad range of activities and a targeted training program. The program runs for 12...
The Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT) is inviting applications for the position of Executive Secretary.The CCSBT is an intergovernmental organisation responsible for the global conservation and management of southern...
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s (AFMA) and we would like to thank everyone who has contributed to AFMA’s success since February 1992. AFMA is responsible for the efficient management and...
In 2021, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) deployment of chartered vessels supporting targeted operations to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing also resulted in successfully removing 4.5 tonnes of deadly marine...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for members on three Management Advisory Committees (MACs) and four Resource Assessment Groups (RAGs), specifically: South East Management Advisory Committee...
Media Release from Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries•    Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Commission Chairperson Ms Helen Kroger reappointed for a five-year term, beginning...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is reminding Commonwealth operators that VMS units are to remain switched on at all times, including during the Christmas and New Year period.Any vessel with its VMS system switched off, where the...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for members on three Management Advisory Committees (MACs) and four Resource Assessment Groups (RAGs), specifically: South East Management Advisory Committee...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has announced that the 2021-22 Management and Research Levy arrangements for Commonwealth fisheries have been confirmed and the levy rates for the year have been set. Levy is charged to Commonwealth...
Like so many industries, this year has been tough on the Commonwealth fishing sector. As the year winds down and we look forward to summer celebrations, now is an important and timely reminder to be buying sustainable wild-caught Aussie seafood.“Choosing...
Serving BBQ prawns for Christmas
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is pleased to report that Commonwealth fishers achieved a 98.95 per cent compliance with their vessel monitoring system (VMS) requirements between August and November this year.Vessel monitoring...

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