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...
Last month, Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) fisheries officers based in Torres Strait investigated four fishing vessels suspected of gear and licencing breaches under the Torres Strait Fisheries ACT.Information from AFMA’s vessel...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) manages the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (SESSF), one of Australia’s biggest fisheries and suppliers of fresh fish to Australian consumers.The new fishing season for the SESSF...
Joint media release: Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham, Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency...
Following the Australian Government’s announcement on 1 April 2020 to waive all Commonwealth fishing levies for the remainder of 2019-20, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority will not be enforcing the collection of any further fishing levies for...
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is changing the way we live and work—and the agricultural industry is no exception.As Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries are essential to our country’s food and fibre security, keeping our...
The Commission met for its 70th meeting in Canberra on 10-11 March 2020.This document provides 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...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is encouraging Australians to support their local commercial fishers in buying freshly caught and sustainable seafood this Easter.Easter may be a little different for families this year, as we all work...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) recognises the current challenges facing Commonwealth commercial fishers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to deliver effective monitoring and enforcement operations safely, AFMA has made some...
Today, the Australian Government announced that Commonwealth commercial fishers do not have to pay remaining Commonwealth fishing levies for 2020.This means the levies to be collected by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) under the...
Joint media release: Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham, Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) recognises the current challenges facing Commonwealth commercial fishers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AFMA is offering concession holders the option to defer the next instalment of their levies, which...
Media release from the Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Hon Jonathon DuniamAustralia’s wild prawn fishers are inviting the community to ‘get on board’ by promoting the sustainable practices that make the Aussie prawn on your plate...
The Commission met for its 69th meeting in Canberra on 21 November 2019. This document provides 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...
Fisheries officers from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) and Primary Industries & Regions South Australia (PIRSA) have conducted a joint ‘at sea’ operation to inspect Commonwealth fishing operators involved in the harvest and...
With a keen interest in fisheries and the outdoors, Sam Langholz was stoked to become an observer with the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA). Hear from Sam on life as an AFMA Observer and his experience seeing the Aurora Australis first-...
AFMA’s annual public meeting will be held on Tuesday 10 March 2020 in Canberra. This meeting gives stakeholders the opportunity to meet with AFMA Commissioners and discuss AFMA’s progress in pursuing effective management of Commonwealth fisheries.All...
Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Fisheries Officers based on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait have conducted a joint operation with Water Police Thursday Island (WPTI) focusing on marine safety and fisheries compliance within the...
Since 2016, 31 fish aggregating devices (FADs) were retrieved off the Australian coast, in a collaborative effort by the Maritime Border Command (MBC), Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Royal...
most recent fish aggregating devices was located 180 nautical miles off Western Australian coast and disposed of in accordance with quarantine requirements

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