Membership applications are now closed. The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for member positions on Northern Prawn Fishery Management Advisory Committee, Sub-Antarctic Management Advisory Committee and Tropical...
Posted on 16 February 2015 On 12 February 2015 the Australian Fisheries Management Authority received notification that Seafish Tasmania Pty Ltd has nominated the Geelong Star to fish it’s concessions in the Small Pelagic Fishery. The nomination...
Consultation closed 20 February 2015. AFMA is seeking expressions of interest from Australian companies or persons wishing to make an application for new and exploratory fisheries to be considered at the 2015 Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living...
On Friday, 17 October 2014 a forum for recreational fishing and conservation stakeholders was held in Hobart.  The purpose of the forum was to provide information on current management and science in the Small Pelagic Fishery, and to engage with...
AFMA launched a new and improved website on 27 January. Visit afma.gov.au  to check out the changes.
Last updated 8 December 2014 Fishing vessel Antarctic Chieftain AFMA has recently granted a permit for the fishing vessel Antarctic Chieftain to fish in CCAMLR exploratory fisheries. CCAMLR is the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Living...
Last updated 8 January 2015 Expressions of Interest are now open on AusTender for the provision of AFMA’s Observer Program. AFMA’s in-house Observer Program places observers (independent of the fishing industry) on fishing vessels to provide reliable...
AFMA is releasing an innovative strategy to minimise the bycatch of dolphins in gillnets in the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery to as close to zero as possible while allowing sustainable shark fishing. The strategy reduces the risk of...
As Aussies flock to the beach this summer and enjoy fish and chips by the ocean, be sure to ask for genuine Aussie flake. Be it battered, crumbed or grilled, by choosing Australian caught flake, like gummy shark, from the menu, you can have confidence...
The roll out of new electronic monitoring equipment has begun for vessels within the Gillnet Hook and Trap (GHAT) and the Eastern and Western Tuna and Billfish fisheries (ETBF and WTBF). E-monitoring will assist AFMA to ensure the best possible...
The humble squid is both tasty and abundant. That’s why for the 2015 fishing season, the total allowable effort for the Southern Squid Jig Fishery will remain the same as this year at 550 standard squid jigging machines. The Gould’s squid (Nototodarus...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s (AFMA) is pleased to announce that it continues to honour its commitment to not raise key rates higher than the 2005-06 level, corrected for consumer price index (CPI). Although total levies for this year...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) together with the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP), and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) have reinforced their commitment to combatting illegal fishing with...
AFMA officers attended the Australian Maritime College (AMC) to deliver training in investigations to officers at the Pacific Patrol Boat Officers Surveillance Course in Launceston from 13 to 17 November 2014. The course was attended by twelve officers...
On 23 November 2014 AFMA in partnership with Border Protection Command (BPC) apprehended two Indonesian fishing vessels suspected of illegally fishing in Australian waters approximately 170 nautical miles north-west of Darwin. The two vessels, with a...
AFMA has updated the Blue Warehou Rebuilding Strategy. The Blue Warehou Stock Rebuilding Strategy 2014 is a revised version of the Blue Warehou Stock Rebuilding Strategy 2008 and will continue to support the recovery of blue warehou stocks to...
The 2015-16 total allowable catch recommendations for the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark fishery outlines AFMA management’s recommendations for total allowable catches for species in the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (...
Consultation closed 7 February 2015. AFMA is updating the rebuilding strategy for Orange Roughy and we are interested in your comments. The Orange Roughy Conservation Program (ORCP) was introduced in 2006 to ensure the long term survival of Orange...
Consultation closed 7 February 2015. AFMA is updating the rebuilding strategy for school shark and we are interested in your comments. The 2008 Stock Rebuilding Strategy made significant progress on removing targeted fishing of School Shark in the...
AFMA was involved in the recent apprehension of two Indonesian Type 3 Bodhis suspected of conducting multiple incursions deep into the Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ). Areas close to the banks and shoals located north-west of Cape Londonderry, shared...

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