Parks Australia, through the use of AFMA’s Vessel Monitoring System alert and messaging capability, provides a free alert service to Commonwealth commercial fishing operators advising them of their proximity to Commonwealth Marine Reserve (CMR)...
AFMA recently joined forces with the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, the Royal Australian Navy and Border Protection Command, to successfully apprehend an illegal foreign vessel and its crew members in the Torres Strait. The foreign...
A record number of 12 fishing vessels were detected in potential breach of license conditions during the annual multi-national maritime fisheries surveillance mission operation ‘Kuru Kuru’ held in Kiribati and Vanuatu. AFMA officers recently...
We have been working on a brand new design for the website that will be ready to launch soon. We are very happy to announce some exciting new features including smart device compatibility, easier navigation through drop down menus and a brand new look...
It is that time of year again with the AFMA Research Committee (ARC) making its annual public call for expressions of interest to address research priorities for potential AFMA funding in 2015-16. The committee takes a leading role in determining...
Border Protection Command (BPC) in partnership with the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), have apprehended two foreign fishing vessels suspected of illegally fishing in Australian waters approximately 170 nautical miles north-west of...
Media Release issued 19 November, 2014 Excellent management of Australia’s fisheries has led to an increase in the sustainable catch for the prized Patagonian Toothfish. The total allowable catch limit was increased by the Australian Fisheries...
Officers from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority attended the Fisheries Bilateral meeting between Australia and Papua New Guinea on 28 October 2014 in Cairns. This meeting forms part of a broader series of annual Treaty Cycle meetings in...
The festive season has begun and what could be better than fresh, sustainably-managed Australian fish on the BBQ. As many start to plan their Christmas menus, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is encouraging Australians to include...
Warp deflectors, commonly known as ‘pinkies’, are effective in reducing seabird interactions with trawl warp wires by 75 per cent according to the results in the report Assessing the Effectiveness of Seabird Mitigation Devices in the Southern and...
To help commercial fishers identify the seabirds often seen in the fishing grounds off south east Australia AFMA has developed a seabird ID guide, which was funded by Caring for our Country. The guide includes seabirds such as albatrosses, petrels...
Recognising the important role that sharks, rays and related species play in Australia’s ecosystems, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) together with Monash University and the shark fishing industry have developed a guide to increase...
The provision of fish ageing and length frequency services in the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery. The provision of fish ageing and length frequency services in the SESSF 2014 (PDF, 5 MB)
Research report titled Southern Bluefin Tuna TAC and science advice 2013. Southern Bluefin Tuna TAC and Science advice 2013 (PDF, 5 MB)
Archiving of handparts for routine ageing and developing age-length keys for the Australian SBT surface and Indonesian longline fisheries 2013-14 (PDF, 1 MB) This report provides an update on the archiving of SBT otolith sampled in Australia and...
Aussie prawns The festive season is just around the corner and as many start to plan their Christmas menus, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is encouraging the addition of more Australian seafood to the menu, including...
Joint media release with Border Protection Command. Border Protection Command (BPC) in partnership with the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), have apprehended two foreign fishing vessels suspected of illegally fishing in Australian...
To help commercial fishers return live sharks to the ocean and increase their survival, AFMA in collaboration with Monash University and the shark fishing industry, have developed Shark and Ray Handling Practices – A guide for commercial fishers in...
AFMA Project R2010/0811 Data management, provision of fishery indicators and implementation of harvest strategies for Australia’s tropical tuna fisheries – Robert A. Campbell October 2014 (PDF, 26MB) Non-technical summary The release of the...
The 2010 assessments of stock status of the key Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (SESSF) species are based on the methods presented in this report. Documented are the latest quantitative assessments for the SESSF quota species....

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