Management

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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Productivity Commission Inquiry Announced11th January 2016

Just prior to Christmas, the Treasurer, the Honorable Scott Morrison, announced a Productivity Commission inquiry into the regulatory burden imposed on the Australian marine fisheries and aquaculture sectors.  The Association is highly supportive of this announcement given it coincided with AFMA’s proposal to increase cost recovered levies in the trawl fishery unde...

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