Fisheries officers from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) and Primary Industries & Regions South Australia (PIRSA) have conducted a joint ‘at sea’ operation to inspect Commonwealth fishing operators involved in the harvest and...
With a keen interest in fisheries and the outdoors, Sam Langholz was stoked to become an observer with the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA). Hear from Sam on life as an AFMA Observer and his experience seeing the Aurora Australis first-...
AFMA’s annual public meeting will be held on Tuesday 10 March 2020 in Canberra. This meeting gives stakeholders the opportunity to meet with AFMA Commissioners and discuss AFMA’s progress in pursuing effective management of Commonwealth fisheries.All...
Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Fisheries Officers based on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait have conducted a joint operation with Water Police Thursday Island (WPTI) focusing on marine safety and fisheries compliance within the...
Since 2016, 31 fish aggregating devices (FADs) were retrieved off the Australian coast, in a collaborative effort by the Maritime Border Command (MBC), Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Royal...
most recent fish aggregating devices was located 180 nautical miles off Western Australian coast and disposed of in accordance with quarantine requirements
Joint media release: Australian Border Force and the Australian Fisheries Management AuthorityThe masters and one crew member of two Indonesian fishing vessels, apprehended less than a week apart in Australian waters, have been convicted in the Darwin...
Maritime Border Command (MBC), a multi-agency taskforce in the Australian Border Force (ABF), has apprehended an Indonesian fishing vessel north of the Gulf of Carpentaria for suspected illegal fishing in Australian waters in a joint operation with the...
Australian Border Force boarding an Indonesian fishing vessel suspected of illegal fishing
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has announced that the 2019-20 Management and Research Levy arrangements for Commonwealth fisheries have been confirmed and the levy rates for the year have been set. The levy amount charged to...
There is much to celebrate about Australian seafood this festive season after a great year for many Commonwealth fisheries, producing an abundant supply of sustainable wild-caught seafood throughout the year.CEO of the Australian Fisheries Management...
Media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and Australian Border ForceThe Australian Border Force’s Maritime Border Command (MBC) has apprehended an Indonesian fishing vessel east of Ashmore Island for suspected illegal fishing in...
AFMA is seeking full proposals for an additional priority scope outlined below as part of AFMA’s current annual call for applications published in November 2019.  Applicants should use the fishery-specific project scope provided below as a guide...
Media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and Australian Border ForceThe master of an Indonesian illegal fishing vessel has been fined AU $17,360 in the Darwin Local Court for offences under the Fisheries Management Act 1991.The...
Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) help AFMA monitor the position, course and speed of Commonwealth fishing vessels and is a key tool in ensuring compliance with the fisheries management arrangements.Commonwealth operators are reminded that VMS units are to...
This World Fisheries Day, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is highlighting cooperative efforts with key stakeholders to ensure Commonwealth fish stocks are sustainable now and into the future.AFMA’s CEO, Wez Norris, said maintaining a...
Media release from the Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, Senator Jonathon DuniamToday’s annual World Fisheries Day is a great opportunity to celebrate Australia’s safe and sustainable seafood industry that supports thousands of jobs...
With a strong background in marine science and keen interest in the surf, James Devenport always knew he wanted to work close to the ocean. When he heard about the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Observer Program, it sounded like a great...
Fisheries Officers from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) represented Australia in Operation Kurukuru, a multinational coordinated regional maritime surveillance exercise targeting illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing in...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is making its annual public call for applications to address research priorities identified for potential AFMA funding in 2020-21.AFMA's Research priorities have been identified by individual...
Joint media release Australian Border Force and Australian Fisheries Management AuthorityAn Indonesian fishing vessel has been apprehended northeast of Darwin, Northern Territory, for suspected illegal fishing in Australian waters.On 3 November 2019,...
Suspected illegal foreign fishing vessel apprehended northeast of Darwin
Joint media release Australian Border Force and Australian Fisheries Management AuthorityThe master of an Indonesian fishing vessel apprehended off the coast of Darwin, Northern Territory, was sentenced in Darwin Local Court for illegal fishing in...

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