The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (‘AFMA’) intends to determine amendments to the Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery Management Plan 1995 (SBT Management Plan) under subsection 20(1) of the Fisheries Management Act 1991 (FMA). 

In accordance with subsection 17(2) of the FMA, AFMA invites interested persons to provide written submissions on the draft amendments to the SBT Management Plan by 5pm on Monday 7 September 2020.

Written submissions should be forwarded to:

The Manager 
Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery
Australian Fisheries Management Authority
Box 7051

Canberra Business Centre ACT 2610or e-mail to: matt.daniel [at] afma.gov.au (subject: Comment%20on%20Draft%20amendments%20to%20the%20Southern%20Bluefin%20Tuna%20Fishery%20Management%20Plan%201995) ( )

Copies of the draft amendments to the SBT Management Plan will be sent to SBT Statutory Fishing Right holders, and those who have registered their interest in the fishery.  

Download the Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery Management Plan - Amendment (Recreational Fishing) Exposure Draft 

Download the Draft Explanatory Statement and Statement of Compatibility - SBT Management Plan Amendment (Recreational Fishing)