The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for an industry member position on the South East Management Advisory Committee (SEMAC).The appointment will be from the date of appointment until 30 June 2022 in line with the...
As part of its current research funding round, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is making its annual public call for research proposals to address the research priorities identified for potential AFMA funding in 2022/23.The AFMA...
Joint media release from: The Hon Sussan Ley MP, Minister for the EnvironmentSenator the Hon Jonathon Duniam, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries The successful trial of a new GPS tracking system has seen two more deadly ‘ghost’ nets...
Ghost net tracking device
Today, Friday 27 August marks three years since the Australian Fisheries Management Authority officially opened its office in Lakes Entrance.Despite facing the challenges of catastrophic summer fires and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the team of AFMA...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) manages Commonwealth fisheries on behalf of the Australian public. This includes effectively deterring illegal fishing, with strict management rules and regulations, ...
Three AFMA Compliance Officers inspect a fishing net
The opening of the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) tiger prawn season on Sunday 1 August will see 52 trawlers and crews set sail to catch tiger prawns across Australia’s top end. The ...
Operation Nasse 2021, an annual cooperative fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) operation involving Australia, France, New Zealand and the United States of America, ended on 23 July. The ...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) recently reviewed Fisheries Management Paper (FMP) 5, the policy that outlines the arrangements around developmental and exploratory fishing.  In consultation with...
Commission meeting The Commission convened for its 78th meeting in Canberra, with most Commissioners attending virtually due to COVID-19 travel uncertainties. This document provides a summary of the key discussions and decisions by the Commission. It is...
The 2021 tiger prawn season officially opens on 1 August 2021 in the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF).To ensure all operators are up to date with the NPF requirements, pre-season briefings are held in key ports prior to each fishing season all active...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for the following vacant positions:Economics Member on the Great Australian Bight Resource Assessment Group (GABRAG); andResearch (Economics) Member on the Great Australian...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is reminding operators with e-monitoring systems installed on their vessel of their requirement to return their hard drives to AFMA.Successful fishery management relies on the collection of data that...
Commission meetingThe Commission convened for its 77th meeting in Lakes Entrance, with some Commissioners attending virtually due to COVID-19 uncertainties. The Commission Chairman, Ms Kroger was unable to attend due to personal circumstances and Ms...
Coinciding with the United Nations’ International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, illegal foreign fishing vessels in Australia’s northern waters have been targeted in a two-week operation.Operation Jawline was...
Annual Public Meeting – 10 March 2021Stakeholders and the general public were invited to participate in the Commission’s Annual Public Meeting on the first day of the Commission meeting.  Pleasingly, a number of stakeholders participated virtually...
Joint media release Australian Border Force and the Australian Fisheries Management AuthorityCooperation between the Australian Border Force (ABF), Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) and Maritime Border Command (MBC), a joint agency task...
In the lead up to the 2021 Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery season opening in July, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is working with industry to conduct the annual biomass survey. The survey collects information on the number...
This is a joint media release between the ABF, Australian Fisheries Management Authority, the Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (BAKAMLA) and the Indonesian Directorate General of Surveillance for Marine and Fisheries Resources (PSDKP) The Australian...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is reminding fishers that ‘take home packs’ no longer exist.  In 2014, the arrangements that allowed fishers in the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery, and...
Media release from The Hon Sussan Ley MP Minister for the Environment.The Morrison Government is launching a crack-down on the tonnes of deadly ghost nets that indiscriminately kill tens of thousands of marine animals in northern Australian waters each...
AFMA Officer releases turtle release ghost net

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