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17 Dec 2020
Commonwealth fisheries levy rates and arrangements for 2020-21

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has announced that the 2020-21 Management and Research Levy arrangements for Commonwealth fisheries have been confirmed and the levy rates for the year have been set.

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16 Dec 2020
Northern Prawn Fishery benefiting from evolving co-management arrangements with industry

In a first for Commonwealth fisheries, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has delegated legislative functions to industry as part of the co-management of the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF). In a step that represents additional trust in the existing co-management arrangements, the NPF Industry Pty Ltd (NPFI) can now approve the distribution of fishery data and respond to data requests relating to the fishery.

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14 Dec 2020
Public comment on: Upper-Slope Dogfish Management Strategy review

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is reviewing the Upper-Slope Dogfish Management Strategy (the Strategy) and seeking your comments to inform this review.

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23 Nov 2020
Working together on World Fisheries Day

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World Fisheries Day is celebrated on 21st of November each year, highlighting the importance of maintaining the world's fisheries.

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19 Nov 2020
Covert technology deployed to combat illegal activity in the Torres Strait

Media release from the Australian Border Force

News
18 Nov 2020
Unlicensed fish receiver fined in the Torres Strait

An unlicensed fish receiver operating in the Torres Strait, was convicted in the Thursday Island Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 13 October 2020, for offences identified in late 2019. The man was found in illegal possession of 41.3 kilograms of processed sea cucumbers (also known as beche de mer) and operating an unlicensed fish receiving operation in the Torres Strait Protected Zone (TSPZ).

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11 Nov 2020
Know your VMS requirements

Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) help the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) to monitor vessel position, course and speed of all 300+ Commonwealth fishing vessels. This helps to ensure that operators are complying with the rules and regulations for fishing in Australian waters.

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30 Oct 2020
Applications for BSCZSF Management Advisory Committee Chair extended

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has extended the application deadline for the upcoming vacant Chair position on the Scallop Management Advisory Committees (ScallopMAC) until Friday 6 November 2020.