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
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for members on three Management Advisory Committees (MACs): the Northern Prawn Fishery MAC (NORMAC); Tropical Tuna Fisheries MAC (TTMAC); andSub-Antarctic Fisheries MAC (...
Joint media release from:Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, the Hon David Littleproud MPAssistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Hon Ben Morton MPAssistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, Senator the Hon....
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is pleased to announce that vessel monitoring system (VMS) compliance from Commonwealth fisheries reached a peak of 99.4% as a result of AFMA’s recent zero-tolerance campaign.  The effort from...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for Chairs for three Management Advisory Committees (MACs): Northern Prawn Management Advisory Committee (NORMAC)Tropical Tuna Management Advisory Committee (TTMAC)Sub-Antarctic...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for a vacant Conservation Member position on the Shark Resource Assessment Group (SharkRAG). SharkRAG is one of the primary sources of scientific and economic advice that...
This Easter as Aussies reconnect with family and friends the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is encouraging them to shop at their local fish shop or fresh seafood market and enjoy...
Close up of prawns grilled on BBQ
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) held its annual public meeting on Wednesday 10 March 2021. Members of the Australian public attended the meeting online.The meeting provided attendees the opportunity to meet with AFMA Commissioners...
Fisheries officers from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) and the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) have conducted a joint ‘at sea’ operation to inspect Commonwealth fishing operators involved in the harvest and...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Commission has commended the decision by the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) consultative groups and NPF Industry Pty Ltd (NPFI) to close the Redleg Banana Prawn sub-Fishery in the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf (...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) annual public meeting will be held on Wednesday 10 March 2021 at 9:30am. This meeting gives the Australian public the opportunity to meet with AFMA Commissioners and discuss AFMA’s progress in pursuing...
Two green sea turtles have been released after a successful Maritime Border Command (MBC) operation located and retrieved an abandoned 1.5 tonne fishing net.MBC is a multi-agency taskforce within the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the operation was...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has welcomed the efforts of Australian Wildcatch Fishing, and the crew of Fishing Vessel James Kerlin who late last year located and retrieved a trawl net from Commonwealth waters off the east coast of...

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