Pelagic fishery talks coming up

THE Small Pelagic Fishery Scientific Panel will meet on November 16 and 17 in Melbourne with several key items on the agenda.

  • Staff Reporter
  • 30 October 2017
  • 05:02
  • News
Pelagic fishery talks coming up

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These include the Jack Mackerel survey results; annual assessment of stocks to inform the total allowable catch setting process for 2018-2019; and proposed new fishing methods in small pelagic fisheries (jigging and line methods).
 
The draft advice from this event will be presented to the next Small Pelagic Fishery Stakeholder Forum to be held on December in Sydney.
 
"The Scientific Panel will finalise its advice, considering the comments provided at the Stakeholder Forum, at its subsequent meeting in January 2018, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) said.
 
AFMA added that attendance at the Stakeholder Forum was by invitation only. To request an invitation, interest should be registered by emailing your name, email address, phone number and organisation or affiliation to SPFConsultation@afma.gov.au by November 22,
 
"Please note that registration does not guarantee an invitation," AFMA said.
 
More information regarding the Stakeholder Forum will be available at www.afma.gov.au  after the November SPF Scientific Panel meeting.
 

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