Australian fish stocks are in good condition according to an independent assessment of the biological status of fish stocks managed jointly or solely by the Commonwealth across 22 fisheries.The Fishery status reports 2019, released today, provides...
Australians love to fish! When it comes to throwing in a line, there’s more to consider than what you want to hook.Australian fisheries resources are owned by all Australians which means sharing them can be a complex issue affecting commercial,...
Jake Horton’s connection to the ocean and marine resources has remained strong since childhood. So, for Jake, forging a career in fisheries was a logical decision.  We caught up with Jake to find out more about his experience in marine science and...
AFMA’s overarching objective with respect to bycatch is to minimise fishing-related impacts on bycatch species, including protected species, consistent with the principles of ecologically sustainable development. Further, that a fishery should not be...
This National Threatened Species Day, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is highlighting the efforts of the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) commercial fishing industry to protect sea turtles and other larger animals such as sharks and rays...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s (AFMA) National Compliance and Enforcement Program (the Program) for 2019-20 is available on the AFMA website. In 2019-20 the Program will focus on quota evasion or Commonwealth fishers not accurately...
The Commission met for its 67th meeting in Canberra on 23 July 2019. This was the first meeting for four newly appointed members (Mr Brett McCallum, Ms Sevaly Sen, Mr Scott Spencer, and Dr David Smith) and one re-appointed member (Ms Catherine Cooper)....
Science plays a vital role in maintaining sustainable fisheries, so this National Science Week the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is highlighting its progress on investigating how Commonwealth fisheries can adapt to the effects of...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) welcomes our latest graduate, Fiorella Ramirez Esquivel! Fiorella comes to AFMA as part of the Department of Agriculture Graduate Program and will spend four months focusing on electronic monitoring...
The 2019 tiger prawn season officially opens on 1 August 2019 in the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF).To ensure all operators are up to date with the NPF requirements the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) will be attending key ports to conduct...
Say hello to Bianca Brooks! Bianca is taking on a four-month rotation at the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) as part of the Department of Agriculture Graduate Program. AFMA hosts graduates from the Department of Agriculture each year for...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has adjusted management measures for a number of Commonwealth species in the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (SESSF) in response to the latest scientific assessments.The SESSF operates...
The Sixth Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand attracted representatives from 63 countries, including Australia.Held every two years, the workshop aims to improve the capacity of practitioners to enforce fisheries...
The Commission met for its 66th meeting in Hobart on 16-17 May 2019.Key decisions and discussions by the Commission at its meeting included:Review of the Small Pelagic Fishery (SPF) and Gillnet Dolphin Mitigation StrategiesIn considering the proposed...
Media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and Australian Border ForceAn Indonesian fishing vessel suspected of illegally fishing in Australian waters has been apprehended off north-west Western Australia in an operation undertaken...
Media release from the Assistant Minister for Forestry and FisheriesThe Australian Fisheries and Management Authority (AFMA) has welcomed four new part-time commissioners, bringing with them a range of expertise in fisheries management. Assistant...
Media release from the Assistant Minister for Forestry and FisheriesA new five year strategic plan has been endorsed by fisheries ministers from across the Pacific region that will prove critical to protecting Australia’s interests and directly support...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) congratulates Commonwealth operators for reconciling their quota within the required 28 day period. 28-day quota reconciliation arrangements were introduced in 2013 in response to industry’s request...
Media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, Australian Border Force and Parks AustraliaThe master of an Indonesian illegal fishing vessel has been convicted of offences under Australia’s fisheries and environment legislation, after...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), the Queensland police and Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol recently conducted a patrol of the Gulf of Carpentaria targeting fisheries and...

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