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Amateur Fishermen's Association of the NT Inc. 2013 Annual report

Details:

Title

Amateur Fishermen's Association of the NT Inc. 2013 Annual report

Other title

Annual Report 2013

Creator

Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory

Collection

E-Publications; PublicationNT; E-Books; Annual Report; Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory annual report

Date

2014

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Fishing -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Annual Report; Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory annual report

File type

application/pdf

Copyright owner

Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/249621

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/562686

Page content

AFANT continues to be recognised as the peak body representing recreational fishers in the NT and we continued to provide representation and advice on a wide range of issues. The following is an outline of our key activities in this area. Barramundi Fishery Management Advisory Committee The committee did not meet in 2012. Offshore Net and Line (Shark) Fishery Management Advisory Committee This committee did not meet in 2012 although a discussion paper has been released seeking information which is expected to be discussed by the committee this year. NT Spanish Mackerel Fishery Management Advisory Committee (SMFMAC) This committee did not meet in 2012. NT Offshore Snapper Advisory Group (OSAG) This committee did not meet in 2012. NT Coastal Line Fishery Management Advisory Committee This MAC did not meet during 2012. Three discussion/consultation papers have been released in late 2012. See Securing the Future of Jewfish and Golden Snapper Stocks earlier in this report for information on activities in this fishery. NT Mud Crab Fishery Management Advisory Committee This committee did not meet in 2012. NT Fisheries Research Advisory Board This body provides advice to NT Fisheries and the national Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) on applications for research and development funding that impact on NT fisheries. A range of project proposals were dealt with during 2012. Tiwi Coastal Waters Consultative Committee, Manbuynga Ga Rulapa Consultative Committee and Anandilyakwa Consultative Committee The Manbuynga Ga Rulapa, Tiwi and Anandilyakwa committees did not meet during the year. The Daly River Management Advisory Committee (DRMAC) Water allocation, land use, Mt Todd discharge and operation, land clearing and planning issues were the main focuses of activity for DRMAC during 2012. The NT Water Safety Advisory Council AFANT continues to work with the Council to promote water safety with a focus on boat safety. Recommendations from the council on a new boat safety awareness program have been presented to government. Darwin Harbour Advisory Committee (DHAC) DHAC continues its work on issues around Darwin Harbour. DHAC has also considered a range of programs and reports looking at water quality and pollution issues in Darwin Harbour, as well as arrangement of development proposals including Inpex, the Darwin Port expansion and new sewerage infrastructure to allow closure of the Larrakeyah outfall. Mt Todd Reference Group The Mt Todd Reference Group is made up of NT Government, Vista Gold and stakeholder representatives and its role is to advise on management and rehabilitation of the Mt Todd gold mine site. The committee has met to receive regular briefings on the Vista Gold plans on water treatment at the Mt Todd site. Howard East Water Advisory Committee The committee met in April to discuss water planning in the rural area. Rum Jungle Rehabilitation Reference Group The group met in July to discuss the issues associated with rehabilitation of the pollution and legacy issues at the Rum Jungle mine site. Kakadu Tourism Consultative Committee AFANT has been invited to join the KTCC to provide advice on recreational fishing issues in the National Park. AFANT believes this is finally 12


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