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...
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...

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