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Submitted by Richard_Li on Wed, 09/14/2022 - 21:16
Aliases
Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Lead Body
No
Employment Arrangements
Enabling legislation

Outcome #1: Ecologically sustainable and economically efficient Commonwealth fisheries, through understanding and monitoring Australia's marine living resources and regulating and monitoring commercial fishing, including domestic licensing and deterrence of illegal foreign fishing.
# Program Body Contribution
1.1 Australian Fisheries Management Authority Australian Fisheries Management Authority

(a) Operating an effective compliance and enforcement regime encompassing: Measures to maximise voluntary compliance Risk-based, intelligence driven, and targeted domestic operations Building and maintaining strategic links and relationships with relevant law enforcement agenciesOperating effective foreign fisheries compliance enforcement and capacity building by: Implementing strategies to deter and eliminate IUU foreign fishing in Australian waters and on the high seas where Australia has an interest Delivering capacity building programs internationally and providing technical input to support key regional and international fishing bodiesObjective 4 Deliver effective, cost efficient and accountable management of Commonwealth fisheries resources

# Program Body Contribution
1.4 Fishing Industry Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

AFMA and DAFF engage on fisheries management to ensure a sustainable, productive and profitable fishing industry.

2.1 Biosecurity and Export Services Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

AFMA and DAFF engage on fisheries management to ensure a sustainable, productive and profitable fishing industry.

1.4 Conservation of Australia's Heritage and Environment Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

AFMA and DCCEEW engage on fisheries management to ensure a sustainable, productive and profitable fishing industry.

1.1 Border Enforcement Department of Home Affairs

AFMA provides the fisheries focus within the Australian Government Civil Maritime Surveillance and Response Program and is responsible for the administration of legislation on illegal fishing in the Australian Fishing Zone. AFMA deters and prevents illegal foreign fishing by carrying out education programs, cooperative enforcement operations, prosecution of offenders, confiscation of boats and capacity building projects.