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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

PARTICIPATE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF RECREATIONAL AND OTHER FISHERIES In this key area the objectives we addressed during 2012 were: AFANT will continue to be represented on all appropriate fisheries management advisory committees and other working groups making decisions on, or providing advice on, the management of the NTs fisheries AFANT will continue to maintain an effective working relationship with the NT Seafood Council and other representative commercial fishing bodies AFANT will develop and maintain an effective working relationship with the Fishing Tour Operators Association of the NT Our major activity in this area during 2012 was AFANTs involvement in the resource sharing framework coastal line fisheries. Fisheries Management AFANT continues to represent the views of recreational fishers on a range of fisheries management advisory committees and other working groups dealing with fisheries management issues in the Territory. In 2012 these were: The Barramundi Fishery Management Advisory Committee The Recreational Fishing Access Working Group The Offshore Net and Line (Shark) Fishery Management Advisory Committee The NT Spanish Mackerel Fishery Management Advisory Committee The NT Mud Crab Fishery Management Advisory Committee The NT Coastal Line Fishery Management Advisory Committee The NT Offshore Snapper Advisory Group The NT Fisheries Research Advisory Board NT Resource Sharing Framework Task Group Details of the activities of these committees and working groups are set out elsewhere in this report. Development of a Recreational Fishing Development Plan This plan has recently been released by the government and is available online at: http://www.nt.gov.au/d/Fisheries/index.cfm?Header =Recreational%20Fishing%20Development%20Pla n AFANT was heavily involved in the development of the plan and it will now form part of the AFANT committees discussion and consideration on the development and implementation of the AFANT strategic plan, which will be finalised this year. The NT Seafood Council and the NT Guided Fishing Industry Association AFANT continues to work with these two organisations on fishery matters of mutual concern. As with 2011, the Blue Mud Bay settlement, the NT resource sharing framework, the issue of oil and gas exploration and the Commonwealth Governments process to establish marine protected areas in our waters, have been key issues. PROMOTE AND BE AN ADVOCATE FOR ETHICAL, SUSTAINABLE, SAFE AND LEGAL FISHING PRACTICES In this key area the objectives we addressed during 2012 were: To ensure that recreational fishing practices in the NT will be consistent with maintaining sustainable fisheries To encourage recreational fishers to comply with boat safety and other marine regulations to maintain safety on fishing waters Continued focus on fisheries compliance and enforcement, and activities associated with improving boat safety, were important parts of AFANTs work in 2012. Snapper and Jewfish Possession Limits and Other Regulations This issue was dealt with under Ensure that the allocation of fishery resources in the NT Provides for an adequate share for recreational fishers. AFANT code of conduct for the Mary Chambers and Finke Bay To ensure the maximum benefit for the community and recreational anglers is achieved by the removal of commercial barramundi fishing from Chambers and Finke Bays, AFANT has released a voluntary code of conduct. The COC aims to ensure anglers are aware and practice ethical, sustainable and safe practices to ensure that the recreational-angling-only areas of the Mary River and Chambers and Finke Bays have the opportunity to develop into their full potential as a world class fishery. 15 http://www.nt.gov.au/d/Fisheries/index.cfm?Header=Recreational%20Fishing%20Development%20Plan http://www.nt.gov.au/d/Fisheries/index.cfm?Header=Recreational%20Fishing%20Development%20Plan http://www.nt.gov.au/d/Fisheries/index.cfm?Header=Recreational%20Fishing%20Development%20Plan


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