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...
Squid boat at port, AFMA They mightn’t seem like much but the humble squid is hard to beat in terms of sustainability. That’s why for the 2014 fishing season, the total allowable effort for the Southern Squid Jig Fishery will remain the same as this...
It’s easy to see just how sustainable our Commonwealth fisheries are with this handy animation we’ve put together. Just take a look for yourself – from 2004-2012, there has been a huge improvement in the number of sustainably fished stocks in Australia...
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 program which is designed to help people take up leadership...
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 against their global environmental standard...
Illegal catching and selling of tuna has proved costly for a skipper from the Commonwealth Tuna fishery who was recently convicted and fined nearly $10,000 in the Coffs Harbour Magistrates Court. The conviction resulted from a joint investigation...
We are looking for suitably qualified and skilled Chairpersons for our Management Advisory Committees (MACs). AFMA works hard to regulate fishing activity to make sure that we have sustainable and profitable fisheries.  Advisory committees play a...
  Earlier this month, officers from AFMA and a range of other Australian government departments attended a series of annual Torres Strait Treaty Cycle Meetings, held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). The 1985 treaty outlines the boundaries...
With the party season about to start and delicious Aussie prawns in supermarkets and fishmongers around Australia, what better time to revisit an old classic, the prawn cocktail! Prawn Cocktail Serves two as a main meal, or four as an entree....

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