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Title:

Members sought for Management Advisory Committees

Advertiser:

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Location:

Canberra, ACT

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for members on three Management Advisory Committees (MACs):

  • the Northern Prawn Fishery MAC (NORMAC)
  • Tropical Tuna Fisheries MAC (TTMAC)
  • Sub-Antarctic Fisheries MAC (SouthMAC)

The term of appointment is for three years, commencing 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2024.

More information about MACs, role of members and how to apply is provided below.

Management Advisory Committees are statutory bodies that provide AFMA with management advice. They report to the AFMA Commission on policy and operational matters, where relevant, 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. MAC advice is used to inform AFMA’s management decisions and records from past meetings can be found on AFMA’s website.

AFMA’s policy document Fisheries Management Paper 1 – Management Advisory Committees (FMP 1) provides information about the roles of MACs and their members. This document is available on the AFMA website.

NORMAC is the principal forum where fisheries management issues relating to the Northern Prawn Fishery are discussed, problems identified and possible solutions developed. The committee meets one to two times each year.

TTMAC is the principal forum where fisheries management issues relating to the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery, the Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery and the Skipjack Tuna Fisheries are discussed, problems identified and possible solutions developed. The committee meets two times each year.

SouthMAC is the principal forum where fisheries management issues relating to the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery and the Macquarie Island Toothfish Fishery are discussed, problems identified and possible solutions developed. The committee meets two times each year.

These MACs also provide an avenue for consultation between industry, managers, researchers, environment and conservation groups, and government officers.

Appointments to MACs are based on relevant expertise and members are sought for the following positions:

Position type Mac
Industry members (various) NORMAC, TTMAC and SouthMAC
Research members (various) TTMAC and SouthMAC
Conservation members (various) NORMAC, TTMAC and SouthMAC
Recreational member (one position) TTMAC only

How to apply:

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Date published:

29-Apr-2021

Closing date:

28-May-2021