AFMA is seeking full proposals for an additional priority scope outlined below as part of AFMA’s current annual call for applications published in November 2019.  Applicants should use the fishery-specific project scope provided below as a guide...
Media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and Australian Border ForceThe master of an Indonesian illegal fishing vessel has been fined AU $17,360 in the Darwin Local Court for offences under the Fisheries Management Act 1991.The...
Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) help AFMA monitor the position, course and speed of Commonwealth fishing vessels and is a key tool in ensuring compliance with the fisheries management arrangements.Commonwealth operators are reminded that VMS units are to...
This World Fisheries Day, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is highlighting cooperative efforts with key stakeholders to ensure Commonwealth fish stocks are sustainable now and into the future.AFMA’s CEO, Wez Norris, said maintaining a...
Media release from the Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, Senator Jonathon DuniamToday’s annual World Fisheries Day is a great opportunity to celebrate Australia’s safe and sustainable seafood industry that supports thousands of jobs...
With a strong background in marine science and keen interest in the surf, James Devenport always knew he wanted to work close to the ocean. When he heard about the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Observer Program, it sounded like a great...
Fisheries Officers from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) represented Australia in Operation Kurukuru, a multinational coordinated regional maritime surveillance exercise targeting illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing in...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is making its annual public call for applications to address research priorities identified for potential AFMA funding in 2020-21.AFMA's Research priorities have been identified by individual...
Joint media release Australian Border Force and Australian Fisheries Management AuthorityAn Indonesian fishing vessel has been apprehended northeast of Darwin, Northern Territory, for suspected illegal fishing in Australian waters.On 3 November 2019,...
Suspected illegal foreign fishing vessel apprehended northeast of Darwin
Joint media release Australian Border Force and Australian Fisheries Management AuthorityThe master of an Indonesian fishing vessel apprehended off the coast of Darwin, Northern Territory, was sentenced in Darwin Local Court for illegal fishing in...
Receiving a last minute call to head out on a weeklong trip to observe Commonwealth commercial fishing operations has never made Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Observer, Steve Cunliffe, shy away from the job. Steve has been an AFMA...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority's (AFMA's) International Compliance Officer, Andrew, and National Compliance Officer, Alison, recently returned from Operation Aiga (which means 'family' in Samoan), on-board the United States Coast Guard (...
Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Fisheries Officers undertake a wide range of operations, patrols and tasks as part of their duties. Here, AFMA Fisheries Officer David Roberts shares with us his experience on patrols as he achieves over...
Following the launch of the National Compliance and Enforcement Program 2019, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Torres Strait compliance team have inspected 23 boats, eight ports/freight hubs and 19 fish receiver premises in the...
Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Fisheries Officers inspected the FV Antarctic Chieftain at the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia, and the FV Antarctic Discovery in Hobart, Tasmania, in accordance with the Commission for the...
The Commission met for its 68th meeting in Mooloolaba on 11-12 September 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...
Joint media release with the Australian Border ForceAustralian and Indonesian maritime security and fisheries management agencies have completed Operation GANNET, a week-long joint patrol of the Timor Sea targeting illegal fishing and the movement of...
 Australian fish stocks are in good condition according to an independent assessment of the biological status of fish stocks managed jointly or solely by the Commonwealth across 22 fisheries.The Fishery status reports 2019, released today, provides...
Australians love to fish! When it comes to throwing in a line, there’s more to consider than what you want to hook.Australian fisheries resources are owned by all Australians which means sharing them can be a complex issue affecting commercial,...
Jake Horton’s connection to the ocean and marine resources has remained strong since childhood. So, for Jake, forging a career in fisheries was a logical decision.  We caught up with Jake to find out more about his experience in marine science and...

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