Bycatch handling — know your responsibilities

To assist fishers, AFMA has developed a range of bycatch handling guides and a video to help ensure that fishers use best practice when handling their bycatch. These guides help fishers understand the importance of bycatch handling and provide helpful information on handling techniques and in understanding fishers obligations.

AFMA monitors fishers’ bycatch handling practices to ensure best practice is applied and that fishers are complying with the bycatch handling conditions.

The majority of Commonwealth fishers already do the right thing and Australian seafood lovers can be assured that buying seafood from a Commonwealth managed fishery means they are making a sustainable choice.

For more information on how AFMA works to minimise bycatch, visit

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