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...
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...

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