The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for member positions on various Management Advisory Committees (MAC) and Resource Assessment Groups (RAG). We are seeking members for their next three year terms, generally from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2022.
AFMA is calling for MAC and RAG members for the fisheries listed below:
|Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery||MAC members required (SBTMAC)|
|Great Australian Bight Trawl Fishery||MAC and RAG members required (GABMAC/ GABRAG)|
|Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery||ScallopMAC Industry member (1 x vacancy) and RAG members required (ScallopRAG)|
|Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery||MAC and RAG members required (SEMAC, SERAG, SESSFRAG, SharkRAG)|
|Small Pelagic Fishery||RAG members required (SPFRAG)|
|Southern Squid Jig Fishery||RAG members required (SquidRAG)|
|Tropical Tuna Fisheries||RAG members required (TTRAG)|
|Sub Antarctica Fisheries||RAG members required (SARAG)|
More information about MACs and RAGs and applying for the positions is provided below.
Management Advisory Committees are statutory bodies that provide AFMA with management advice. They report to the AFMA Commission on policy and operational matters, where relevant, relating to the management of Commonwealth fisheries, including scientific, research and other information about the status of fish stocks and the impact of fishing on the marine environment. MAC advice is used to inform AFMA’s management decisions and records from past meetings can be found on AFMA’s website.
AFMA’s policy documents Fisheries Management Paper 1 (FMP 1) – Management Advisory Committees and Fisheries Administration Paper 12 (FAP 12) Resource Assessment Groups – Roles, Responsibilities provide information about the roles of MACs and RAGs and their members.
Please contact Yvonne Zunic on (02) 6225 5432 or at if you require further information about the role of MACs and RAGs and the selection process.
Who should apply for MAC membership?
Appointments to MACs are based on relevant expertise and members are sought for the following positions:
- Fishing Industry
- Fishery science and research, including expertise in environmental sciences
- Environment/Conservation, and
- Recreational/Charter fishing.
Resource Assessment Groups provide AFMA with scientific and economic advice on the biological, economic and wider ecological factors affecting fisheries and RAG advice is used to inform AFMA’s management decisions. RAG advice is used to inform AFMA’s management decisions and records from past meetings can be found on AFMA’s website.
Who should apply for RAG membership?
Appointments to RAGs are based on relevant expertise and members are sought for the following positions:
- Scientific, including expertise in environmental sciences
- Environment/Conservation, and
- Recreational fishing.
How do I apply for MAC or RAG membership?
To be considered for industry positions on any of the MACs or RAGs please submit a written expression of interest (no more than one page) outlining your relevant experience and/or qualifications.
For all other positions please submit your curriculum vitae and a brief cover note summarising your relevant experience, qualifications and reason for your application.
Please specify in your cover note which MACs and/or RAGs you are applying for.
How do I submit my application?
Expressions of interest need to be submitted to AFMA before close of business 12 April 2019 and can be submitted by post, email or facsimile:
Post: Yvonne Zunic
Manager, Policy, Environment, Economics and Research
PO Box 7051
CANBERRA BC ACT 2610
Tel: (02) 6225 5432