Anyone interested in undertaking new or exploratory fishing must submit a written expression of interest to AFMA. Expressions of interest should be one page or less and provide information on the:
- area(s) of the proposed fishery
- species to be targeted
- proposed fishing method(s)
- your details.
AFMA will then provide you with feedback on the likely level of support for your proposal.
Proposals from nations seeking access to new and exploratory fisheries in the CCAMLR region will be considered by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) at their annual meeting in October-November.
Access to new and exploratory fisheries is limited to vessels from those nations which have a proposal lodged with and approved by CCAMLR.
For information on the application process and an overview of the CCAMLR new and exploratory fisheries, please see the following documents:
Expression of interest are to be emailed to Jo.Fisher@afma.gov.au by 5pm 20 February 2015.