The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for member positions on the Northern Prawn Fishery Resource Assessment Group (NPRAG). The Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) operates in ...
Consultation period closes 5pm AEDT on Friday 12 February 2021The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) have undertaken a five-year review of the rebuilding strategies for orange roughy and blue warehou and is seeking your comments to help...
During February 2021, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) will be cracking down on Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) non-compliance with a month-long VMS zero-tolerance campaign.  This means Commonwealth fishing boats without a...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for the Chair position on the Northern Prawn Fishery Resource Assessment Group (NPRAG). The Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) operates in...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for member positions for the Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery (BSCZSF) Management Advisory Committee (ScallopMAC).  The BSCZSF...
The Commission met for its 75th meeting via video conference on 12 and 13 November 2020.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...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has announced that the 2020-21 Management and Research Levy arrangements for Commonwealth fisheries have been confirmed and the levy rates for the year have been set. Levy is charged to Commonwealth...
In a first for Commonwealth fisheries, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has delegated legislative functions to industry as part of the co-management of the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF). In a step that represents additional trust in...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is reviewing the Upper-Slope Dogfish Management Strategy (the Strategy) and seeking your comments to inform this review.Submissions can be made online via AFMA’s external public comment website ...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is reminding Commonwealth operators that VMS units are to remain switched on at all times, including during the Christmas and New Year period.Any vessel with its VMS system switched off, where the...
World Fisheries Day is celebrated on 21st of November each year, highlighting the importance of maintaining the world's fisheries. This year the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), is encouraging Australians to celebrate the great shape...
Media release from the Australian Border ForceNew underwater technology has been successfully deployed across the Torres Strait to combat illegal activity in the region, particularly illegal foreign fishing.The technology was deployed by Maritime Border...
An unlicensed fish receiver operating in the Torres Strait, was convicted in the Thursday Island Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 13 October 2020, for offences identified in late 2019. The man was found in illegal possession of 41.3 kilograms of processed...
Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) help the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) to monitor vessel position, course and speed of all 300+ Commonwealth fishing vessels. This helps to ensure that operators are complying with the rules and...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has extended the application deadline for the upcoming vacant Chair position on the Scallop Management Advisory Committees (ScallopMAC) until Friday 6 November 2020. The Bass Strait Central Zone...
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 an upcoming vacant Chair position on one of its Management Advisory Committees (MAC) for the Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery (BSCZSF).The BSCZSF operates in the...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) would like to remind operators of the updates to the concession conditions made at the start of the 2020 Eastern Tuna and Billfish (ETBF) fishing season, specifically as relate to seabird mitigation...
Media release from Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam Assistant Minister for Forestry and FisheriesAustralia’s Commonwealth fisheries continue to be well-managed and sustainable, according to a new report released today by the Australian Bureau of...
Media release from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES)A new report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has delivered generally positive news, with no...

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