Management

Marine Mammal Report Released18th October 2016

All primary production has environmental impacts and most have some impact on native mammal populations.  On land, farmers can apply for permits to destroy kangaroos while no rules exist for vehicle road kill.  However, in the marine environment the rules are much tougher.  All marine mammals are afforded protection under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act which req...

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Searching for school shark pups in South Australia20th July 2016

Matt McMillan is a PhD candidate working on school shark (Galeorhinus galeus) at the University of Adelaide. He needs your help to find school shark pupping grounds that may exist in South Australian waters. School shark numbers declined in the 1990s and conservative total allowable catches (TACs) have been set to help them recover. School shark are no longer targeted by commercial fishers and ...

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AFMA Commission chair Norman Moore honoured with AM15th April 2016

Congratulations to AFMA Commission Chair, The Honourable Norman Moore, who was recently honoured with induction into the Order of Australia. His citation reads: "For significant service to the Parliament of Western Australia through a range of portfolio responsibilities, to education, and to the community."  Norman is a member and chair of a number of boards including: ...

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AFMA CEO James Findlay, reappointed for three years16th March 2016

Media release from the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources: Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, The Hon. Senator Anne Ruston, today announced the reappointment of Dr James Findlay as CEO of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) for a 3 year term. Senator Ruston said effective leadership at AFMA played an essential role in...

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