11 February 2021

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) annual public meeting will be held on Wednesday 10 March 2021 at 9:30am. This meeting gives the Australian public the opportunity to meet with AFMA Commissioners and discuss AFMA’s progress in pursuing effective management of Commonwealth fisheries.

Everyone is invited to attend.

The meeting will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  People are welcome to attend in person at AFMA’s Canberra office, but to ensure a COVID safe meeting, places will be limited.

On registration we welcome people to submit questions or topics they would like covered during the meeting.

Please note: The meeting will provide an update on Australia’s Commonwealth fisheries management. Recreational fishing, commercial coastal and inland fishing and aquaculture falls under State and Northern Territory management and will not be covered in the meeting.  If you are interested in attending AFMA’s public meeting, we recommend that you review AFMA’s website for information on the fisheries we manage.

Agenda

The content of the meeting will include:

  • Commonwealth fisheries management including an update on;
    • the economic and sustainability status of Commonwealth fisheries
    • a review of the last 12 months
    • improvements in AFMA’s data capture from Commonwealth fishing boats
  •  Commonwealth fisheries operations, including an update on AFMA’s domestic and international compliance programs
  • The impact of COVID-19 on Commonwealth fisheries
  • How AFMA engages with stakeholders
  • Opportunity to address specific topics or questions posed by participants

How to attend

Register your attendance: Please email Leanne.SCHUCK2 [at] afma.gov.au or call 6225 5400. Once we receive your registration instructions on how to attend the meeting via Microsoft Teams or in person will be emailed to you.

Have a question for the AFMA Commission? When you register your attendance please provide a question or topic area are interested to hear about in the meeting.

Time: The meeting will commence at 9:30am and close at 11:30am on Wednesday 10 March, 2021.

Registration closes: Wednesday 3 March 2021

Meeting details:

Date: Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Time: 9:30am – 11.30am

Venue: Online (Microsoft Teams an invite will be sent to you) or limited spaces to attend at AFMA’s Canberra Office Level 3, 15 Lancaster Place, Majura Park, ACT 2609

About AFMA

AFMA is the Australian Government agency responsible for the efficient management and sustainable use of Commonwealth fish resources on behalf of the Australian community.

We manage and monitor commercial Commonwealth fishing to ensure Australian fish stocks and our fishing industry are viable now and in the future.

AFMA provides fisheries management services to Joint Authorities of the Commonwealth and state governments, including the Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority (PZJA).

Through our foreign compliance functions, we work together with other Australian Government agencies and our international counterparts to deter illegal fishing in the Australian Fishing Zone.

AFMA has offices in Canberra, Darwin, Thursday Island and Lakes Entrance.