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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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20 Sep 2023
Traditional Inhabitant efforts lead to improved fishery management
20 Dec 2022
AFMA services over the holidays

AFMA is closed during our end-of-year office shutdown period from 24 December 2022 to 2 January 2023 inclusive.

09 Dec 2022
Planned IT outage — 11 – 12 December 2022

We wish to advise of a planned IT outage for critical systems and infrastructure maintenance from 6pm Sunday 11 December until 3am Monday 12 December 2022 inclusive.