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...
AFMA’s overarching objective with respect to bycatch is to minimise fishing-related impacts on bycatch species, including protected species, consistent with the principles of ecologically sustainable development. Further, that a fishery should not be...
This National Threatened Species Day, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is highlighting the efforts of the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) commercial fishing industry to protect sea turtles and other larger animals such as sharks and rays...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s (AFMA) National Compliance and Enforcement Program (the Program) for 2019-20 is available on the AFMA website. In 2019-20 the Program will focus on quota evasion or Commonwealth fishers not accurately...
The Commission met for its 67th meeting in Canberra on 23 July 2019. This was the first meeting for four newly appointed members (Mr Brett McCallum, Ms Sevaly Sen, Mr Scott Spencer, and Dr David Smith) and one re-appointed member (Ms Catherine Cooper)....
Science plays a vital role in maintaining sustainable fisheries, so this National Science Week the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is highlighting its progress on investigating how Commonwealth fisheries can adapt to the effects of...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) welcomes our latest graduate, Fiorella Ramirez Esquivel! Fiorella comes to AFMA as part of the Department of Agriculture Graduate Program and will spend four months focusing on electronic monitoring...
The 2019 tiger prawn season officially opens on 1 August 2019 in the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF).To ensure all operators are up to date with the NPF requirements the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) will be attending key ports to conduct...
Say hello to Bianca Brooks! Bianca is taking on a four-month rotation at the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) as part of the Department of Agriculture Graduate Program. AFMA hosts graduates from the Department of Agriculture each year for...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has adjusted management measures for a number of Commonwealth species in the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (SESSF) in response to the latest scientific assessments.The SESSF operates...
The Sixth Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand attracted representatives from 63 countries, including Australia.Held every two years, the workshop aims to improve the capacity of practitioners to enforce fisheries...
The Commission met for its 66th meeting in Hobart on 16-17 May 2019.Key decisions and discussions by the Commission at its meeting included:Review of the Small Pelagic Fishery (SPF) and Gillnet Dolphin Mitigation StrategiesIn considering the proposed...

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