Fish Receiver System: Funding Torres Strait fishers

A one-time funding opportunity is available to help the Torres Strait fishing industry transition to the new mandatory fish receiver system (FRS) to be introduced on 1 December 2017. Funded by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), fishing associations and groups in the Torres Strait may be eligible for up to $4 000 each to support their members to transition to the new mandatory system. Funds can be used by associations and organisations for a range of activities such as holding meetings to pass on information, purchasing equipment such as measuring scales, and training for members to make the transition to the mandatory system a smooth one. Documents relevant to the funding are linked below: call for funding applications for Torres Strait fish receiver systems Funding application for fish receiver systems For more information please contact  AFMA’s Thursday Island office on 07 4069 1990 or FisheriesTI [at]