Eddie Freeman has worked as an Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Observer since 2011, and has over 40 years’ experience in the Australian fishing industry. Eddie is always excited at the prospect of another trip, with his next trip...
Media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and the Australian Border Force Papua New Guinean (PNG) nationals have been returned to PNG after they were found in the Torres Strait with a catch of mud crabs suspected to have been...
Based on the latest science for Jack Mackerel (West), the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has increased the annual total allowable catch (TAC) for commercial fishers from 920 tonnes to 4190 tonnes. AFMA’s CEO, Dr James Findlay, said a...
Media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and Australian Border Force Three Papua New Guinean (PNG) nationals have had their fishing boat confiscated and have been returned to PNG after they were found with a haul of tropical...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for member positions on the Commonwealth Fisheries Marine Mammal Working Group. The Commonwealth Fisheries Marine Mammal Working Group provides advice to AFMA on marine mammal...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for member positions on the Commonwealth Fisheries Marine Mammal Working Group. The Commonwealth Fisheries Marine Mammal Working Group provides advice to AFMA on marine mammal...
Media release from the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources A new program was today launched to further develop responsible recreational fishing of Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT). Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources,...
The 2018 season for Australia’s Macquarie Island Toothfish Fishery (MITF) commenced in mid-April, with fishers placing a spotlight on seabird safety in an effort to continue a 10-year success story of zero seabird interactions. Macquarie Island is a...
Media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and the Australian Border Force Maritime Border Command (MBC), a multi-agency taskforce within the Australian Border Force (ABF), and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA...
Dear Mr Kindleysides The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) understands that the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has updated its sustainable seafood guide for Australian commercial fisheries. It is disappointing that little...
AFMA’s airtime provider Inmarsat is now expected to commence a transition of satellite C services from their I-3 constellation to the I-4 satellite constellation in the Australian region at the end of June 2018 (https://marlink.com/inmarsatc-i4-...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is showcasing Australia’s sustainable Commonwealth fisheries, by featuring operators using best practice bycatch handling techniques, in its new bycatch handling education video. AFMA’s Chief...
Media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and Murdoch University Murdoch University researchers have partnered with the Commonwealth longline fishing industry and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) to find out...
The Commission met for its 60th meeting in Lakes Entrance, Victoria on 7-8 March 2018. Key decisions taken by the Commission at its meeting included: Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (SESSF) – Total Allowable Catches (TAC) for 2018-19...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking comment as part of its review of three legislative instruments, relating to the management of Commonwealth fisheries under the Fisheries Management Act 1991, the Fisheries Administration...
AFMA’s annual public meeting will be held on Wednesday 9 May 2018 in Canberra. This meeting gives stakeholders the opportunity to meet with AFMA Commissioners. All stakeholders are invited to attend.   Where: Australian Fisheries Management...
With a break in cyclone activity and heavy rains in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia’s Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) is hoping for a good banana prawn season this year. In late March, 52 prawn trawl vessels from the Commonwealth-managed NPF entered...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for members of various Management Advisory Committees (MAC). We are seeking applicants for the next three year terms, from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2021. AFMA is calling for MAC...
Media release from the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Australia’s world-leading sustainable fisheries management ensures people across the nation will have an abundance of healthy, top-quality seafood produce to choose from in...
Media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and Australian Border Force Maritime Border Command (MBC), a multi-agency taskforce within the Australian Border Force (ABF), working closely with the Australian Fisheries Management...

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