11 August 2020

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for a vacant Environment/Conservation Member position for the Northern Prawn Fishery Management Advisory Committee (NORMAC).

The appointment will be from the date of appointment until 30 June 2021 in line with the rest of the Management Advisory Committee's (MAC) current term of appointment.  Information about MAC members’ roles and how to apply is provided below.

MAC's are statutory bodies that provide AFMA with management advice. They report to the AFMA Commission on policy and operational matters relating to the management of Commonwealth fisheries. MAC advice is used to inform AFMA’s management decisions.

AFMA’s policy document Fisheries Management Paper 1 (FMP 1) – Management Advisory Committees provides information about the roles of MACs and their members. This document is available on the AFMA website

How do I apply for MAC membership?

To be considered for an Environment/Conservation Member position on NORMAC please submit your curriculum vitae and a brief cover note (no more than 500 words) addressing the relevant criteria under 3.5.7 of FMP 1 for the position and summarising your relevant experience, qualifications and reason for your application.

Selection Process

Applications will be assessed by a selection panel against the selection criteria described in the document FMP 1 – Management Advisory Committees.

How do I submit my application?

Applications need to be submitted to AFMA by close of business Friday 14 August 2020 and may be submitted by post or email to:

Post: Julie Cotsell
Policy, Environment, Economics and Research
Fisheries Management Branch
Australian Fisheries Management Authority
PO Box 7051
CANBERRA BC  ACT  2610

Email: Julie.Cotsell [at] afma.gov.au or research.secretary [at] afma.gov.au

Please contact Dave Power, Manager Northern Prawn Fishery on (02) 6225 5475 or email David.Power [at] afma.gov.au if you require further information about NORMAC.