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Social-Ecological Systems Meta-Analysis Database: Component

SummaryThe Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is responsible for the design and implementation of policies regarding the use of fisheries resources in Australian territorial waters and colloborates with international counterparts to implement agreements.
SubtypeGovernment Agency
SectorMarine protected areas
Interest HeterogeneityLow (1)
ExplanationThe AFMA share interests in the management of fish resources within Australian Territorial Waters
Costs Of ExitNot Applicable
Proportionality (Of Costs And Benefits)Not Applicable
Actor Group CoordinationFormal
ExplanationMembers of the AFMA meet regularly with each other to manage fish resources.
Leadership["Formal leader"]
ExplanationThe Australian Fisheries Management Authority is a government agency with a formal bureaucratic structure.
Leadership AccountabilityMedium (2)
ExplanationAFMA, as a government agency, has a bureaucratic structure.
Leadership AuthorityHigh (3)
ExplanationAFMA is the AU government's statutory agency responsible for fisheries management.
Actor Group TrustMissing
Past CollaborationHigh (3)
ExplanationThe AFMA was established in 1992 and members have had to work together since then in managing a wide variety of fisheries throughout Australia's EEZ (which is the third largest in the world).
Personal CommunicationMore than once a year (5)
ExplanationAFMA representatives meet multiples times a year through a variety of forums including SARAG (the Subantarctic Resource Assessment Group, which meets multiple times a year), SouthMAC (the Subantarctic Fisheries Management Advisory Committee, which meets at least once a year), and in and around CCAMLR meetings.
Remote CommunicationMore than once a year (5)
ExplanationIn coordinating through various forums (e.g., see above, SARAG, SouthMAC, CCAMLR, etc.).