The Australian Fisheries Management Authority and our research partners use logbook data as a key component in management decisions for fisheries. Fishers accurately recording their catch and their discards are key to the quality of the data on decisions...
Bycatch reduction device tude (Image courtesy of NPFI)
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for members on three Management Advisory Committees (MACs) and two Resource Assessment Groups (RAGs). These include the:Great Australian Bight Management Advisory Committee (...
To assist fishers, AFMA has developed a range of bycatch handling guides and a video to help ensure that fishers use best practice when handling their bycatch. These guides help fishers understand the importance of bycatch handling and provide...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) joined the French Armed Forces of New Caledonia (FANC) who hosted the sixth occasion of the international fisheries operation "NASSE".Organised from May to August within the framework of the Pacific...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) congratulates Dr. George Kailis on receiving national recognition for his contribution to State and National fisheries management policy and research.Dr. Kailis was awarded the Industry Ambassador at...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) congratulates Brett McCallum on his induction into the Seafood Industry Hall of Fame at the 2022 Seafood Directions Conference.The Hall of Fame is presented to persons who have made substantial...
As the Commonwealth’s fisheries regulator, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) uses a multifaceted approach to addressing IUU fishing that recognises its dynamic and diverse nature.AFMA’s approach to combating IUU fishing is outlined in...
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Managing a highly migratory species such as the southern bluefin tuna seems like a mammoth task and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is just one part of the puzzle!Because of its highly migratory nature across many oceans, southern...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking comment from industry, electronic monitoring (e-monitoring) service providers and technical experts in the field on the draft E-monitoring Equipment and Maintenance Standards for AFMA’s e-...
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Note this opportunity was updated on 25 August 2022. All questions and responses must now be made directly through the Austender websiteImproving the effectiveness of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA)'s  Management Advisory...
This year we bring you some AFMA team profiles, showcasing how science and AFMA work hand in hand in sustainable fisheries management.Today’s profile in the spotlight is Haydn Titterton who works at AFMA’s Lakes Entrance office.Haydn is a Senior...
 The Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s (AFMA) is strategically integrating climate information into the management of Commonwealth fisheries ensuring ecologically sustainable Commonwealth fisheries around Australia. Research shows...
This year we bring you some AFMA team profiles, showcasing how science and AFMA work hand in hand in sustainable fisheries management.Today’s profile in the spotlight is Roshan Hanamseth, who joined AFMA’s Lakes Entrance office.Roshan is a Senior...
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The Commission convened for its 84th meeting in Darwin on 13-14 July 2022.Closures in the Commonwealth Trawl SectorThe Commission met with the Executive Officer of the South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association (SETFIA) as part of the ongoing...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) uses a multifaceted approach that recognises the dynamic and diverse nature of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU).IUU fishing threatens the sustainability and economic viability of...
The Commission convened for its 83rd meeting in Canberra on 11-12 May 2022.The Commission met with executives from Tuna Australia and the Commonwealth Fisheries Association on a range of important matters and noted their respective viewpoints as...
Easter is one of the busiest times for the Australian seafood industry, providing Australian seafood lovers with a range of locally caught, sustainable seafood.With Easter weekend just days away, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s (AFMA) CEO...
An Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Fisheries Officer was embarked Royal Australian Navy (RAN) vessel HMAS Melville onboard as a Sea Rider, providing subject matter expertise of Pacific fisheries and regional legal frameworks for...
Royal Australian Navy hydrographic ship HMAS Melville berthing alongside Pohnpei, Micronesia.
The banana prawn season in the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) starts 1 April 2022 and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), is looking forward to seeing operators and fleet managers attend the Northern Prawn Fishery Industry (NPFI) run pre-...
The Commission convened for its 82nd meeting in Canberra on 15-16 March 2022.Annual Public MeetingStakeholders and the general public were invited to participate in the Commission’s Annual Public Meeting on the first day of the Commission meeting. A...

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