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2023 Black Teatfish

The 2023 black teatfish fishery is now closed.


Protected Zone Joint Authority

Responsible for management of commercial and traditional fishing in the Australian area of the Torres Strait Protected Zone (TSPZ) and designated adjacent Torres Strait waters.

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Tropical Rock Lobster fishery independent population survey

An annual Tropical Rock Lobster fishery independent population survey (commonly referred to as ‘the pre-season survey’) is scheduled to take place from 8–22 November 2022 and will be conducted by the CSIRO.

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Torres Strait Finfish Fishery Information for the 2022-23 Season

At its 11 February 2022 meeting the Protected Zone Joint Authority (PZJA) decided that the Total Allowable Catches (TAC) for the Torres Strait Finfish Fishery (TSFF) will be 75 tonnes for Spanish mackerel and 135 tonnes for coral trout.

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13 Dec 2023
AFMA services over the holidays

AFMA’s end-of-year office shutdown period is from close of business 22 December 2023 to 1 January 2024 inclusive.

21 Nov 2023
Celebrating cooperation and collaboration on World Fisheries Day
20 Sep 2023
Traditional Inhabitant efforts lead to improved fishery management