Total Allowable Catches (TACs) limits in the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (SESSF) have seen an increase of over 800 tonnes on last year. Blue Grenadier and Flathead, two of the most economically important species within this...
AFMA regulations help ensure Australian Sea Lions aren’t affected by fishing. Fishers are reminded of the importance of minimising impacts on the marine environment. Taking an active role to ensure your fishing practises reduce unintentional impacts...
Interested stakeholders are invited to attend the AFMA Commission’s annual public meeting to be held from 8:30 am – 9:30 am on Monday 28 April 2014 at AFMA’s Canberra office. The meeting will give you an opportunity to engage with the AFMA...
AFMA has made significant enhancements to its online licensing portal GoFish. The enhancements centre on faster navigation and the addition of new functions which will allow users to renew their permit online, provide for users to set up reoccurring...
Did you know that around a quarter of all known chondrichthyans – sharks and rays to the rest of us – call Australia home? That’s a whopping 322 species! Of these, more than half are found nowhere else in the world. That’s why we’re making it a...
Two individuals involved in a Danish Seine operation based in Lakes Entrance have been fined, placed on good behaviour bonds, and had the proceeds of their illegal catch forfeited after retaining more than the 200kg trip limit for snapper in the...
The Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) tagging program at Macquarie Island during the experimental longline fishery between 2007 and 2010 is described in Chapter 6. From 2007 to 2010, four voyages were undertaken by longliners to Macquarie...
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...

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