In commercial fishing some parts of a catch may be discarded because they are undersize, the fisher may not hold enough quota, or incidental species are caught during fishing operations. The Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s (AFMA) Bycatch...
Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) advises that the Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) virus was detected in feral Pacific Oyster populations in the Port River in Adelaide on 28 February 2018. The virus is yet to be found in...
Joint media release from Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, David Littleproud and Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester​​ The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) will expand its operations in Lakes Entrance, Victoria, from...
Media release from Senator Anne Ruston Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Taking place on 12 to 18 March, Australia’s first Sustainable Seafood Week is a new, week-long opportunity to celebrate Australia’s seafood...
14 March 2018 Dear Sarah The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) read with interest the article published by National Geographic, and would like the opportunity to provide you with information which changes the foundation for the story,...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is hosting two graduates in 2018 through the Graduate Development Program. Hear from one of our graduates, Adam, as he shares with us his motivation for applying to be a graduate at AFMA. Adam is...
Each year, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) hosts recent graduates for the 12-month Graduate Development Program. Graduates get to immerse themselves into different areas in AFMA and the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has been advised via their airtime provider that Inmarsat will be commencing a transition of satellite C services from their I-3 constellation (which is nearing end of life) to the newer I-4...
Note: The consultation period has been extended and will close on Monday 9 April, 2018. Joint media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and the NSW Department of Primary Industries Fishers are being encouraged to have their say...
Media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and the Australian Border Force Officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF), Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) have carried out...
Last month, fisheries officers from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) and Primary Industry & Regions South Australia (PIRSA), undertook a joint patrol to inspect Commonwealth fishing operators involved in the harvest and farming...
Joint media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and the Australian Border Force An Indonesian fishing vessel has been apprehended approximately 390 nautical miles off the Western Australian coast by Maritime Border Command (MBC...
Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources media release The Australian Fisheries Management Authority has completed a joint public information campaign with the Vietnamese Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development and the Vietnamese...
Rules and regulations are an important part of fisheries management as they protect Australia’s fishery resources for current and future generations, and help to ensure the sustainability of the broader marine environment. The Australian Fisheries...
The Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) has been re-certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for a further five years, recognising the NPF as having global best-practice ecologically sustainable fisheries management. The MSC certification is...
The master of an Indonesian illegal fishing vessel today pleaded guilty and was convicted in the Darwin Magistrates Court after being caught illegally fishing in Australian waters in October 2017. The master, a previous offender, was convicted for two...
Media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and the Australian Border Force A Torres Strait commercial fishing operator has been found guilty and fined $2500 for receiving tropical rock lobster from other operators near Dungeness...
Two men have been found guilty of six offences under the Fisheries Management Act 1991, in relation to fishing for orange roughy off the east coast of Tasmania in June 2015. Under Commonwealth management, the orange roughy fishery requires commercial...
Media release from the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston The value of Australian fisheries and aquaculture sector increased by nine per cent to $3 billion in 2015-16, injecting an additional $270 million into rural and...
This week Australians were deceived by some environmentalists who conjured a conspiracy theory that foreign fishing vessels were about to arrive en masse to Australia’s distant offshore waters. As the CEO of the Australian Fisheries Management...

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