Insight sharing visit for fishery fellows

13 Jul 2017
The visit brought together 15 fishery fellows from eight nations Photo: ANCORS

The visit brought together 15 fishery fellows from eight nations Photo: ANCORS

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has welcomed fifteen fishery fellows from eight Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) member nations as part of a professional development course

The course run by the University of Wollongong’s Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) and funded by the DFAT Australian Awards Fellowships, hosted the fellows from Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.

The fishery fellows spent the day at AFMA hearing about Australia’s management of tuna and reef species, its involvement in regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs) and monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) programmes within the region.

Whilst in Canberra the group met other Australian agencies including the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and visited Parliament House.