Economy Members wanted for Resource Assessment Group and Management Advisory Committee
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking applications for the following vacancies:
- Economic member of the Great Australian Bight Resource Assessment Group (GABRAG); and
- Research Member (Economics) of the Great Australian Bight Management Advisory Committee (GABMAC).
The appointments will be made from the date of appointment until June 30, 2022 in accordance with the rest of the mandates of the members of GABRAG and GABMAC.
GABRAG is the principal scientific and research advisory committee for the management of the Australian Large Trawl Sector (GABTS) of the Southern and Eastern Shellfish and Shark Fishery (SESSF). The group provides advice to GABMAC on the status of fish stocks, sub-stocks, species (target and non-target), the impact of fishing on the marine environment and the type of information needed for them. stock assessments. They also assess the impact over time of different harvesting strategies, stock depletion and recovery rates, confidence levels for stock assessments, and risks to the success of sector goals. Compliance and economic factors affecting the sector are also assessed and reported by the group.
GABMAC is the main forum for discussing fisheries management issues related to GABTS. The group provides a consultative channel between industry, managers, researchers, environment / conservation and state government officials and is AFMA’s primary source of advice on the management of the sector.
Information on the roles of RAG and MAC members and how to apply is provided below.
Resource assessment groups are appointed by the CEO of AFMA. The RAGs provide AFMA with scientific and economic advice on the wider biological, economic and ecological factors affecting the fishery. RAG advice is used to inform AFMA management decisions and the minutes of past meetings can be viewed at AFMA website.
AFMA policy, Fisheries Administration Document 12 – Resource Assessment Groups (FAP12), provides information on the roles of RAGs and their members. This document is available on the AFMA website.
Management advisory committees are statutory bodies appointed by the Commission which provide AFMA with management advice. They report to the AFMA Commission on policy and operational matters, as appropriate, relating to the management of Commonwealth fisheries, including scientific, research and other information on the state of fish stocks and the impact of fishing on the marine environment. AMC advice is used to inform AFMA management decisions and the minutes of past meetings can be viewed at AFMA website.
AFMA Policy, FiSheries Management Paper 1 – Management Advisory Committees (FMP1), provides information on the roles of MACs and their members. This document is available on the AFMA website.
How can I apply for RAG and MAC membership?
To be considered for vacancies, please submit:
- Economic member of GABRAG – your curriculum vitae and a short cover note (no more than 500 words) addressing the selection criteria in section 4.2.3 of FAP12 and summarizing your relevant experience, qualifications and the reason for your application;
- Research Member (Economics) on GABMAC – your curriculum vitae and a short cover note (no more than 500 words) addressing the selection criteria in section 3.5.3 of FMP1 and summarizing your relevant experience, qualifications and reason for your application.
Please note that both positions seek expertise in economics.
Applications will be evaluated by a selection panel according to the selection criteria described in FAP12 and FMP1.
How do I submit my application?
Applications must be submitted to AFMA before the close of business on July 26, 2021 by post or email to:
Message: Julie Cotsell
Politics, environment, economy and research
Directorate of Fisheries Management
Australian Fisheries Management Authority
P.O. Box 7051
CANBERRA BC ACT 2610