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...
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...

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