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...
Media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and Australian Border ForceAn Indonesian fishing vessel suspected of illegally fishing in Australian waters has been apprehended off north-west Western Australia in an operation undertaken...
Media release from the Assistant Minister for Forestry and FisheriesThe Australian Fisheries and Management Authority (AFMA) has welcomed four new part-time commissioners, bringing with them a range of expertise in fisheries management. Assistant...
Media release from the Assistant Minister for Forestry and FisheriesA new five year strategic plan has been endorsed by fisheries ministers from across the Pacific region that will prove critical to protecting Australia’s interests and directly support...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) congratulates Commonwealth operators for reconciling their quota within the required 28 day period. 28-day quota reconciliation arrangements were introduced in 2013 in response to industry’s request...
Media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, Australian Border Force and Parks AustraliaThe master of an Indonesian illegal fishing vessel has been convicted of offences under Australia’s fisheries and environment legislation, after...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), the Queensland police and Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol recently conducted a patrol of the Gulf of Carpentaria targeting fisheries and...
Media release from the Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, Senator Jonathon Duniam.Today is the International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing, an opportunity to highlight the efforts taking place...
 Australia is a leader in global action against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, working with its neighbours and international allies to ensure the sustainability of fisheries.Working with the international community, and other...
Meeting
Under the Australian-funded (Defence-led) Pacific Maritime Security Program (PMSP), a fleet of high tech, 40-metre long Guardian-class ocean patrol vessels are being built to replace the old Pacific patrol boats owned and run by Pacific island countries...
The Tuvalu Guardian Patrol Vessel, HMTSS Te Mataili II
Media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and the South East Trawl Fishing Industry AssociationNew rules for otter board trawl vessels in the Commonwealth Trawl Sector (CTS) will come into force from 1 July 2019 to further protect...
Tender Number AFMATI01/1819Tenders are invited for the purchase of 6 long boats, 1 Dinghy, 6 outboard motors, 1 Hookah unit and 10 Fuel Caddies forfeited to the Commonwealth of Australia.The boat hulls, motors and equipment are individually offered for...
Long boats
Media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and the South East Trawl Fishing Industry AssociationCooperation with industry continues to be the key in innovative fisheries management, with the making of a new co-management arrangement...
Media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and the Australian Border ForceThe master of an Indonesian fishing vessel was convicted of two offences under the Fisheries Management Act 1991 in the Darwin Local Court last week after...

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