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Industry Member - South East Management Advisory Committee


Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA)


Canberra, ACT

Industry Member sought for South East Management Advisory Committee (SEMAC)

15 September 2021

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for an industry member position on the South East Management Advisory Committee (SEMAC).

The appointment will be from the date of appointment until 30 June 2022 in line with the remainder of the SEMAC members’ terms of appointment.

SEMAC is the overarching committee that provides management advice to AFMA for the following fisheries:

  • Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (including the Gillnet, Hook and Trap Sector and the South East Trawl Sector)
  • Small Pelagic Fishery
  • Southern Squid Jig Fishery

SEMAC provides management advice to the AFMA Commission and AFMA management on efficient and cost effective fisheries management, and provides an avenue for consultation between industry, policy, conservation, state and territory governments, recreational and research fields.

SEMAC receives scientific advice from the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery Resource Assessment group, Squid Resource Assessment Group, Small Pelagic Fishery Resource Assessment Group and Stakeholder Forums, South East Resource Assessment Group and the Shark Resource Assessment Group. The committee uses this scientific advice to inform their management advice.

Information about MAC members’ roles and how to apply is provided below.

Management Advisory Committees are statutory bodies appointed by the Commission 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, Fisheries Management Paper 1 - Management Advisory Committees (FMP1), provides information about the roles of MACs and their members. This document is available on the AFMA website.

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