18 February 2015

Membership applications are now closed.

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for member positions on Northern Prawn Fishery Management Advisory Committee, Sub-Antarctic Management Advisory Committee and Tropical Tuna Management Advisory Committee for their next three year term from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2018.

Management advisory committees are statutory bodies that provide AFMA with management advice. They report to the AFMA Commission on policy and operational matters relating to the management of Commonwealth fisheries, including scientific, research and other information about the status of fish stocks and the impact of fishing on the marine environment. Committee advice is used to inform AFMA’s management decisions.

Read more about each of the committees:

Who should apply for membership?

Appointments to management advisory committees are based on relevant expertise and members are sought for the following positions:

  • industry
  • fishery science and research, including expertise in environmental sciences
  • environment/conservation
  • recreational fishing.

The Fisheries Administration Act 1991 (Division 5 – Committees) and AFMA’s policy document Fisheries Management Paper 1 – Management Advisory Committees (FMP 1) provide additional information about the roles of the committees and their members.

How do I apply for membership?

For industry member positions on any of the committees you must submit an expression of interest (no more than one page) outlining your relevant experience and/or qualifications.

For all other positions you must submit your curriculum vitae and a brief cover note summarising your relevant experience, qualifications and reason for your application.

Submit your application before close of business 19 March 2015 to:

Mandy Goodspeed
Manager, Policy, Environment, Economics and Research
PO Box 7051

Email: mandy.goodspeed@afma.gov.au

Fax: 02 6225 5500

For more information about the role of management advisory committees, and the selection process contact Mandy Goodspeed on 02 6225 5341 or at mandy.goodspeed@afma.gov.au