Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Fisheries Officers focused on compliance activities in the Torres Strait throughout November, resulting in 19 vessel boardings and two fish receiver inspections.Reports from the inspections were generally...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for Chairpersons of various Management Advisory Committees (MAC) and Resource Assessment Groups (RAG). We are seeking applicants for the next three year terms, generally from 1...
The Commission met for its 64th meeting in Sydney on 31 October – 1 November 2018.Key decisions and discussions by the Commission at its meeting included:Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT) – Total Allowable Catches (TACs)The Commission agreed to:determine the...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has set levy rates for 2018-19.The total levy for 2018-19 will be divided into three instalments.  The first of the three invoices will be sent out on 8 January 2019, with payment due on 5...
The AFMA Research Committee (ARC) takes a leading role in determining research priorities and assessing proposals for funding by AFMA each year.  As part of its 2019 funding round, the ARC is making its annual public call for applications to address...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Commission is seeking expressions of interest for up to five part-time commissioner positions.Applicants will need to demonstrate a high level expertise in one or more of the following fields:fisheries...
Joint media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and the Australian Border ForceYesterday in the Darwin Local Court, an Indonesian fisher was fined $4,000 after pleading guilty to offences for illegally fishing in Australian waters...
Media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and the WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional DevelopmentWestern Australia will take over full jurisdiction for management of the Southern Demersal Gillnet and Demersal Longline...
The Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources has appointed Anna Willock to the role of Acting CEO of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), commencing 24 November 2018. With over 20 years’ experience in marine fisheries management in...
Anna Willock standing in front of a map of Australia
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) reminds fishers that all electronic logbook (e-log) data must be recorded on a shot-by-shot basis, and details for the last day of the trip must be completed and submitted prior to your boat docking in...
Media release from the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water ResourcesThe harvest strategy policy underpinning Australian fisheries has been updated, in a move which reflects advances in international best practice, further supports trust in our...
Media release from the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources and the Minister for EnvironmentAustralia continues to improve its fisheries management systems with the release of a new Commonwealth policy for avoiding and minimising...
With a career spanning more than twenty years in fisheries and resource management, aquaculture and marine science, Dr James Findlay will farewell Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) in the coming week and take up the role of Director at...
Dr James Findlay
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for Chairpersons of various Management Advisory Committees (MAC) and Resource Assessment Groups (RAG). We are seeking applicants for the next three year terms, generally from 1...
Fisheries and Bycatch Officers from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) conducted an aerial surveillance operation over the Commonwealth Trawl Sector last month, off the south east coast of Australia. This targeted aerial surveillance...
Amber Bennett is one of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s (AFMA) dedicated field Observers. Amber encourages anyone with a passion and dedication to our oceans to consider applying to join the AFMA Observer program. We caught up with Amber...
The Small Pelagic Fishery (SPF) Scientific Panel will meet on 26 November 2018 in Melbourne. Key items on the agenda are:Redbait West DEPM survey results Annual assessment of SPF stocks to inform 2019-20 TAC setting processData and Monitoring in the...
Joint media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and the Australian Border ForceAn Indonesian fishing vessel and its crew of five men were apprehended off the coast of Western Australia, suspected of illegally fishing in Australian...
The AFMA Research Committee (ARC) takes a leading role in determining research priorities and assessing proposals for funding by AFMA each year.  As part of its 2019 funding round, the ARC is making its annual public call for applications to address...
A closure has been introduced in the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (SESSF) to prohibit the retention of snapper from 13 November 2018 until 16 December 2018. This complements a closure implemented by the South Australian Government...

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