Australian Fisheries

Invitation to AFMA's Annual Public Meeting Wednesday 8 March 2023

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) annual public meeting will be held on Wednesday 8 March 2023 at 10:30am.

This meeting gives those interested 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.

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

Recreational fishing, commercial coastal and inland fishing and aquaculture fall under State and Northern Territory management and so 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.


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 domestic, foreign and international compliance operations
  • How AFMA engages with stakeholders
  • Opportunity to address specific topics or questions posed by participants.

How to attend

Register your attendance: Please email or call 1300 723 621. Once we receive your registration instructions on how to attend the meeting via Microsoft Teams will be emailed to you.

Have a question for the AFMA Commission? If you have a specific question or topic area, please provide it when you register your attendance.

Time: The meeting will commence at 10:30am and close at 12:00pm on Wednesday 8 March 2023.

Registration closes: Wednesday 1 March 2021

Meeting details

Date: Wednesday 8 March 2023

Time: 10:30am and close at 12:00pm

Venue: Online (Microsoft Teams an invite will be sent to you). You can join this through an internet browser or via audio only on a mobile device.

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.

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