Border Protection Command (BPC), working closely with the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) and the Royal Australian Navy, has apprehended four foreign fishing vessels with a total of 58 crew approximately 180 nautical miles North West...
Six Commonwealth commercial fishermen from NSW, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria have received penalties totalling almost $56,000 after being found guilty of various fishing offences. A further 11 Commonwealth fishers across Australia are...
“Cod” by Mark Kurlansky This is not a new book but it is a good one. The book takes us through six centuries of Cod recipes, three Cod wars, the creation of exclusive economic zones for fishing, several attempts at conserving Cod, and predictions for a...
Vyt’s delicious prawn and mango rice paper rolls, AFMA 2014. This is such a refreshing dish to have in summer when the mangoes are good and the Australian prawns are plentiful. Don’t waste your time unless you have good quality prawns such as...
Seabirds in flight, AFMA 2014. The South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association (SETFIA) has received an Australian Government ‘Caring for our Country’ grant of $360 000 to develop and test devices and techniques to protect seabirds in the...
Over 150 skippers and crew from four different fisheries have graduated with a TAFE accreditation in implementing and monitoring environmentally sustainable work practices. This was part of an AFMA project funded by the Australian Government’s Caring...
The Hon. Michael Egan AO FAICD, AFMA Commission Chair, AFMA 2014. Fellow AFMA Commissioners and AFMA Staff welcomed the news that AFMA Chair, The Hon Michael Egan AO FAICD, was recently awarded the position of Officer (AO) in the General Division of...
Are you a teacher or student wanting to learn about fisheries management in Australia? Well, we’ve worked with Kids Media to develop some free educational resources. The material has been put together by teachers and is available on our website and...
Are you a fisher, scientist, environmentalist or economist? Do you know all about marine resources? If so, we want you to come and share your knowledge and experiences with us as part of the AFMA seminar series. This is a great chance for you to...
Who would have thought there would be so many data hungry people out there! Since publishing the AFMA catch data on www.data.gov.au last October, there have been around 500 views. And with the newly added catch data for 2012, we hope to see a whole lot...
AFMA officer checking paperwork, AFMA 2014. From 3 February to 6 February 2014, AFMA deployed a number of Fisheries Officers to Tasmania to conduct fish receiver inspection and audit activity. Over the course of four days the Officers covered 1500km...
The South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation high seas area where more stringent seabird management measures now apply, AFMA 2014. New seabird management measures have been adopted by the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management...
              Crispy Squid 500 grams squid tubes 2 tablespoons cornflour 4 tablespoons semolina 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 100g salad leaves 4 lemon wedges, to...
Participants at the recent Northern Prawn Fishery Industry Pty Ltd Strategic Planning Workshop Thinking of the future is all in a day’s work for these Northern Prawn fishery stakeholders. They got to take time out from their day jobs recently to...
AFMA Officer inspecting a boat at port AFMA has put the spotlight on targeting illegal activity in Commonwealth fisheries. This month, we’ll look at what AFMA is doing to tackle two of the many different ways illegal fishing activity can happen. Fish...
National Seafood Industry Leadership Program participants AFMA staff member Katie Scutt joined 15 other future leaders to participate in the National Seafood Industry Leadership Program. The program is the only national industry specific leadership...
Striped Marlin, Wikimedia Commons The Harvest Strategy for the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (ETBF) is leading the way on pelagic fisheries sustainability. This difficult task has been achieved by specifying acceptable levels of risk for both...
AFMA’s new VMS brochure, plus our VMS compliance rates for October – November 2013. Click to enlarge. Commonwealth Fishers are starting to heed the message on Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) compliance, with compliance rates reaching 100% twice in the...
AFMA Observer measuring a tiger prawn The Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) has passed the latest Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) sustainability audit with flying colours. The fishery was given the MSC tick of approval in 2012 after being certified...

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