Kaiar Supply Chain Resilience and Sustainability Workshop


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.

Tropical rock lobster
Moontide Hookah Closures – 2023–24 Fishing Season

Torres Strait Tropical Rock Lobster Fishery Moontide Hookah Closures for the 2023–24 Fishing Season

moored boats on Thursday Island
Revised Total Allowable Catch for the 2023–24 fishing season

There has been an increase to the total allowable catch (TAC) of tropical rock lobster (TRL) in the Australian waters of the TRL Fishery

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24 May 2024
Kaiar Supply Chain Resilience and Sustainability Workshop – 6 June 2024
17 May 2024
NTN2024-03: Carrier Licence Class B application

In line with section 24HA(7) of the Commonwealth Native Title Act 1993, a future act notice (FAN) was issued by AFMA in relation to proposed management action to grant a new Carrier Licence Class B to M.G. Kailis Lobster Pty Ltd to allow the transportation of live and frozen lobster from the Torres Strait region to Cairns. 

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.