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...
Henry Oak has been an observer with Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) for over two years and he says his career is just getting started.Observing on commercial fishing vessels has taken me right around Australia and down to the Sub-...
In April, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) successfully hosted the 9th Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) Sub-Regional (Arafura and Timor Seas) Group meeting in Cairns. Delegates attended from Indonesia, Papua New Guinea,...
Delegates of the 9th Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) Sub-Regional (Arafura and Timor Seas) Group Meeting
Joint media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and Australian Border Force.The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) in partnership with the Australian Border Force (ABF) has apprehended an Indonesian fishing vessel...
Foreign Fishing vessel spotted on 24 April
 A new bycatch reduction device, the ‘Tom’s Fisheye’, has been added to three other effective devices that have been tested by the Commonwealth Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) fleet, for use during the tiger prawn season from 1 August this year.CEO of...
Banana prawns (image NPF Industry)
Last month, Mr Wez Norris was appointed by the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, David Littleproud, and Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Richard Colbeck, as the new CEO of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (...
Brandon Meteyard is an Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Observer with a passion for the ocean. With a marine biology degree under his belt, experience extracting otoliths and sampling fish with Fisheries Queensland and in a research...
CSIRO researchers are developing software that uses machine learning (artificial intelligence) to review electronic monitoring, also known as e-monitoring or EM, footage taken on board Commonwealth commercial fishing vessels. Currently, all videos are...
 Media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and the Australian Border ForceOfficers assigned to Maritime Border Command (MBC), the multi-agency maritime taskforce within the Australian Border Force (ABF), responded to two...
Crane lifting a FAD from HMAS Albany
Media release from the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Richard ColbeckRepresentatives from Australia's commercial, recreational and Indigenous fishing sectors will meet with Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources,...
Media release from the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Richard ColbeckA new survey launched today will help build a better understanding of the demographics, attitudes and social and economic contribution of Australian...
Henry Wilson is one of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s (AFMA’s) newest recruits as an Observer. He has a rich history working in the marine field and decided to take up a position with AFMA as an observer on Commonwealth commercial...
The Daru National and District Court in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has handed down a series of fines to 14 fishers who were found guilty of illegally fishing in Australian waters within the Torres Strait Protected Zone. The fishers were apprehended in...
Daru National and District Courts, Western Province, Papua New Guinea
The Commission met for its 65th meeting in Canberra on 4-5 March 2019.Key decisions and discussions by the Commission at its meeting included:Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (SESSF) – Total Allowable Catches (TACs)In considering the...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for member positions on various Management Advisory Committees (MAC) and Resource Assessment Groups (RAG). We are seeking members for their next three year terms, generally from...
Avid readers of Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) News may have already read about one of AFMA’s graduates for 2019, Louise, and we’d now like to introduce another graduate.Owen Carr is taking on a role in the National Compliance Planning...
The banana prawn season in the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) starts on 1 April 2019. Pre-season briefings, will be run next week by the NPF Industry Pty Ltd (NPFI) and all active operators and fleet managers are invited to attend. To ensure all fishers...

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