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...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) acknowledges the publication of the article by the Fairfax media, Foreign boats set to fish in Australian waters, expert claims, by Nicole Hasham. AFMA outright rejects any implication that deemed...
Eight Indonesian illegal fishers pleaded guilty in a Darwin Magistrates Court last week for offences of illegal fishing in the Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ) last month. Their three vessels were destroyed by fire at a Darwin destruction facility. The...
Media release from the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston Christmas is around the corner and what better way to celebrate with your family than with Aussie seafood? Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources...
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has set levy rates for 2017-18. The total levy for 2017-18 will be divided into three instalments.  The first of the three invoices will be sent out on 9 January 2018, with payment due on 6...
Considering the views of stakeholders is an important part of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s (AFMA) management of Commonwealth fisheries, including the Small Pelagic Fishery (SPF). On 16 October 2015, the independent AFMA Commission...
Media release from the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston Australia and Vietnam will commence an in-country public information campaign to educate Vietnamese fishers about the consequences of illegally fishing in...
Australian Fisheries Management Authority media release A new mandatory fish receiver system (FRS) came into effect on Friday 1 December 2017 for all commercial fishers in all Torres Strait fisheries, excluding prawns. The FRS is to provide accurate...
AFMA has concluded the tender process for its Scientific Observer Program (the Program), and has decided not to award the contract and to retain the Program in-house. The Program places observers (independent of the fishing industry) on fishing vessels...
Based on the latest scientific assessments, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Commission has increased the total allowable catch (TAC) for Patagonian toothfish and reduced slightly the mackerel icefish TAC for the season starting on...
Media release from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection The results of reckless fishing practices have been highlighted after a number of marine animals were found deceased in two ghost...

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