22 January 2017

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for the position of Recreational Member on the South East Management Advisory Committee (SEMAC). A member for a term commencing February 2017 to 30 June 2019 in line with other SEMAC member appointments is required.

Please contact Yvonne Zunic on (02) 6225 5432 or email Yvonne.Zunic@afma.gov.au for further information about the role of management advisory committees (MAC) and the selection process.

Management Advisory Committees are statutory bodies that provide AFMA with management advice. Members are appointed by, and report to, the AFMA Commission on relevant policy and operational matters  relating to the management of Commonwealth fisheries, including setting catch and effort levels, fishing gear, fishing closures and other issues. MAC advice is used to inform AFMA’s management decisions and records from past meetings can be found at afma.gov.au.

Who should apply for MAC membership?

Appointments to MACs are based on relevant expertise. The role of the Recreational Fishing Member is to:

  • contribute recreational/charter fishing knowledge and expertise to MAC deliberations
  • advise the MAC on recreational/charter fishing developments of relevance to the particular fishery
  • advise on any implications that MAC deliberations and recommendations may have in relation to recreational/charter fishing considerations.

AFMA’s policy documents Fisheries Management Paper 1 (FMP 1) – Management Advisory Committees provides information about the roles of MACs and their members.

How do I apply for MAC membership?

To be considered for the recreational position on SEMAC, please submit your curriculum vitae and a cover note (no more than 500 words) summarising your relevant experience, qualifications and reason for your application.

How do I submit my application?

Expressions of interest need to be submitted to AFMA by close of business 17 February 2017 and may be submitted by post, email or facsimile to:

Yvonne Zunic
Manager, Research & RAGs/MACs
PO Box 7051
Email:     Yvonne.Zunic@afma.gov.au
Facsimile:    (02) 6225 5500