The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) reminds fishers that all electronic logbook (e-log) data must be recorded on a shot-by-shot basis, and details for the last day of the trip must be completed and submitted prior to your boat docking in...
Media release from the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water ResourcesThe harvest strategy policy underpinning Australian fisheries has been updated, in a move which reflects advances in international best practice, further supports trust in our...
Media release from the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources and the Minister for EnvironmentAustralia continues to improve its fisheries management systems with the release of a new Commonwealth policy for avoiding and minimising...
With a career spanning more than twenty years in fisheries and resource management, aquaculture and marine science, Dr James Findlay will farewell Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) in the coming week and take up the role of Director at...
Dr James Findlay
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for Chairpersons of various Management Advisory Committees (MAC) and Resource Assessment Groups (RAG). We are seeking applicants for the next three year terms, generally from 1...
Fisheries and Bycatch Officers from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) conducted an aerial surveillance operation over the Commonwealth Trawl Sector last month, off the south east coast of Australia. This targeted aerial surveillance...
Amber Bennett is one of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s (AFMA) dedicated field Observers. Amber encourages anyone with a passion and dedication to our oceans to consider applying to join the AFMA Observer program. We caught up with Amber...
The Small Pelagic Fishery (SPF) Scientific Panel will meet on 26 November 2018 in Melbourne. Key items on the agenda are:Redbait West DEPM survey results Annual assessment of SPF stocks to inform 2019-20 TAC setting processData and Monitoring in the...
Joint media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and the Australian Border ForceAn Indonesian fishing vessel and its crew of five men were apprehended off the coast of Western Australia, suspected of illegally fishing in Australian...
The AFMA Research Committee (ARC) takes a leading role in determining research priorities and assessing proposals for funding by AFMA each year.  As part of its 2019 funding round, the ARC is making its annual public call for applications to address...
A closure has been introduced in the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (SESSF) to prohibit the retention of snapper from 13 November 2018 until 16 December 2018. This complements a closure implemented by the South Australian Government...
Media release from the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water ResourcesAustralia continues to improve its fisheries management systems with the release of a new national approach to mitigating incidental catch of seabirds. Assistant Minister...
Dr Nick Rayns the Executive Manager of Fisheries at the Australian Fisheries Management Authority AFMA, will soon be retiring from the agency and the public service, before embarking on personal and family adventures. After a lifetime working in...
Nick Rayns
Scientific research provides the bedrock of information that the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) uses to make fisheries management decisions. Many aspects of AFMA’s management, such as deciding catch limits and assessing how fishing...
The Commission met for its 63rd meeting in Canberra on 5-6 September 2018.Key decisions and discussions by the Commission at its meeting included:Catch Triggers for Target Species in the Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery (WTBF)The Commission agreed to...
Warming waters, increased carbon dioxide levels, changing ocean currents and extreme weather events are altering Australia’s marine environment. As the regulator of Australia’s Commonwealth fisheries, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA)...
Scientists predict that some squid species will become more abundant with climate change including squid fisheries.
Steve Hall has been an Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Observer since 2004, and his passion for his work is still as strong today as it was 14 years ago. We caught up with Steve to hear about his favourite things about being an observer...
Fisheries Officers from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) will be conducting inspections of Commonwealth endorsed operators in an effort to ensure compliance with fisheries rules and regulations.Commonwealth boat fishing operators are...
Dear EditorThe article, China’s super trawlers are stripping the ocean bare as its hunger for seafood grows, published online on 30 September 2018 by ABC China Correspondent, Mr Matthew Carney, makes a number of misleading, untrue and internally...
If you’re looking for sustainable seafood, look no further than wild-caught Australian seafood managed by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA).For the fifth year in a row, all Commonwealth fisheries solely managed by AFMA have been...

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