Members sought for Northern Prawn Fishery Resource Assessment Group

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for member positions on the Northern Prawn Fishery Resource Assessment Group (NPRAG)

The Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) operates in Northern Australian Waters targeting prawn species.  

The NPRAG is the principle forum where issues relating to scientific assessment and status of the NPF are discussed, reviewed and developed. It provides AFMA with scientific and economic advice on the biological, economic and wider ecological factors affecting the fishery and RAG advice is used to inform AFMA’s management decisions. Further details about the group and recent work are available on the AFMA website.

AFMA’s policy document Fisheries Administration Paper 12 (FAP 12) – Resource Assessment Groups provides information about the roles of RAGs and their members.  

The NPRAG member appointments will be from 1 April 2021 until 30 March 2024. 

Who should apply for RAG membership? 

Appointments to RAGs are based on relevant expertise and members are sought for the following positions: 

  • Fishing Industry;  

  • Fishery science and research, including expertise in environmental sciences and fisheries economics; and  

  • Environment/Conservation. 

How do I apply for RAG membership? 

To be considered for Industry positions on NPRAG 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 (no more than 500 words) addressing the appointment criteria under section 4.2 of FAP 12 for the relevant position and summarising your relevant experience, qualifications and reason for applying. 

Selection Process 

Applications will be assessed by a selection panel against the relevant appointment criteria described in section 4.2 of FAP 12. 

How do I submit my application? 

Applications need to be submitted to AFMA by close of business 15 February 2021 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 


Please contact Darci Wallis on (02) 6225 5351 or email if you require further information about the role of the NPRAG and its members. 

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