Calls for applications for Total Allowable Fishing Committee

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) is calling for Expressions of Interest for membership on the Total Allowable Fishing (TAF) Committee, NSW DPI Deputy Director General Fisheries, Sean Sloan, said today.

“This is an opportunity to get involved in the management of NSW’s fisheries resources – and I encourage anyone with suitable qualifications, and a strong interest in fisheries, to apply,” Mr Sloan said.

“There are four positions available on the TAF Committee, including an Independent Chairperson, a Natural Resource Economist, a Fisheries Scientist as well as a person with appropriate fisheries management qualifications.

“The focus of the TAF Committee at present is to determine total allowable catches for the NSW commercial fisheries that are managed by quota.”

The TAF Committee is a statutory body established under the provisions of the Fisheries Management Act 1994 (the Act). It is required to determine and keep under review total allowable catch (or fishing effort) levels, as required. It gives effect to the objects of the Act having regard to all relevant scientific, industry, community, social and economic factors.

Members will receive sitting fees and travel expenses.

The term of the successful applicants will be for a period of up to three years with possible renewal.

An information package, including selection criteria and how to apply, can be found on the NSW DPI website at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/commercial/consultation.

Expressions of interest close at 5pm Friday 5 June 2020.

Source: Expression of Interest – NSW Department of Primary Industries

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