The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is pleased to report that Commonwealth fishers achieved a 98.95 per cent compliance with their vessel monitoring system (VMS) requirements between August and November this year.Vessel monitoring...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is reminding suitable applicants to apply for the Chair positions currently available on AFMA’s Management Advisory Committees and Resource Assessment Groups.Management Advisory Committees are...
Fishing, like all food production has some level of impact on the environment and one of the most direct and visible impacts from the harvest of commercial fish species is the unintentional catch of species that are not retained—known as ‘bycatch’.In...
 Sunday is World Fisheries Day; it is a day for us to think about how important the ocean and our fisheries resources are to the world’s food supply, economies and the health of our environment.The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA)...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is undertaking the bi-annual Stakeholder Survey and is interested in seeking your feedback and perceptions of AFMA and our performance in managing Commonwealth fisheries.The 2021 AFMA Stakeholder...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has amended the list of approved Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) unit types for use on Commonwealth nominated fishing vessels.Changes have been made to the approved list of VMS units to ensure they...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for upcoming vacant Chair positions on a number of its Management Advisory Committees (MACs) specifically: South East Management Advisory Committee (SEMAC); Great...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for upcoming vacant Chair positions on a number of its Resource Assessment Groups (RAGs), specifically: Great Australian Bight Resource Assessment Group (GABRAG); Bass...
As part of its current research funding round, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is making a public call for research proposals to address an essential research priority for the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery. This priority...
As part of its current research funding round, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is making an additional call for expressions of interest (EOI) to address strategic research priorities identified for potential AFMA funding in future...
Following reports of illegal Indonesian fishers in Australian waters, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) assures the Australian community, that Australian authorities have zero tolerance for such illegal activity.AFMA works closely with...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s (AFMA) National Compliance Team is reminding operators in the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (SESSF) that they need to understand and follow the trip limits for State managed species....
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has developed a draft Fisheries Management Paper (FMP) on Co-management in Commonwealth fisheries, and is seeking comment from stakeholders. AFMA has entered into formal co-management...
Media release from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and SciencesA new report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has found that fish stocks in Australian Government...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is reminding fishers and fish receivers that elog software may now be used to submit an electronic Catch Disposal Records (eCDRs). Catch disposal records...
Joint press release - CSIRO, AFMA and FRDCAustralian fisheries are now better equipped to plan for climate change thanks to a new adaptation handbook launched today at the World Fisheries Congress.The Adaptation of fisheries management to climate change...
Prawn trawler operating in the Northern Prawn Fishery
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...

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