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This report provides details of the operations and performance of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) for the financial year ending 30 June 2019, as forecast in the Agriculture and Water Resources Portfolio Budget Statements 2018-19 and the AFMA Corporate Plan 2018-21.

It has been prepared in accordance with Australian Government and legislative requirements, including the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act).

The Annual Report is primarily a mechanism of accountability to the Australian Government. It also provides a valuable resource for AFMA's clients, government at all levels, industry and the general community.

Part 1 Overview

Provides the Chairman's and Chief Executive Officer's review, looking at AFMA's key achievements in 2018-19, an outlook for 2019-20 as well as explaining our functions, services and stakeholders.

Part 2 Performance

Details AFMA's Annual Performance Statement 2018-19 explaining our major objectives, performance results and an analysis of those results.

Part 3 Fishery Reports

Describes each fishery's contribution to the performance results for the year, any significant changes to management arrangements and highlights the opportunities and challenges faced in meeting our objectives as described in the Annual Performance Statement.

Part 4 Management and accountability

Covers AFMA's governance arrangements and practices, including financial management, human resource management activities, risk management practices and monitoring and review mechanisms.

Part 5 Financial performance reports and statements

Consists of AFMA's financial statement for the 2018-19 financial year, as independently audited by the Australian National Audit Office. These statements include financial performance, SES remuneration, financial position and cash flows during 2018-19.

Part 6 Appendices

The appendices include reporting requirements such as details of AFMA's Commission, executive and committees, civil litigation outcomes, management advisory committee meetings and membership, freedom of information, ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance, consultancy services, work health and safety, disability reporting, agency resources and payments, a statement of expenses by outcomes and key management personnel remuneration report.

Part 7 Glossary and indexes

Provides a list of requirements as set out in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Amendment (Non-corporate Commonwealth Entity Annual Reporting) Rule 2014 and the Resource Management Guide no 135 ‘Annual reports for non-corporate Commonwealth entities'. The annual reporting requirements of the Fisheries Administration Act 1991 are also shown. A glossary and index are included in this section.