AFTA Chair’s Report – July 2024

AFTA Chair’s Report – July 2024

AFTA Chair’s Report – July 2024 ‘AFTA congratulates both the NT Labor (ALP) Government and Country Liberal Party (CLP) Opposition for their commitment to purchase and close all 14 NT Commercial Barramundi Gillnet licenses, in response to the voice of...
AFTA Chair’s Report – July 2024

AFTA Chair’s Report – June 2024

AFTA Chair’s Report – June 2024 On June 18th, AFTA secured both the ALP Government and the CLP Opposition commitment to a buyback of all 14 licenses over the next term of government. The Hon.Bob Baldwin Independent Chair, AFTA NORTHERN TERRITORY I took the...
AFTA Chair’s Report – July 2024

AFTA Chair’s Report – May 2024

AFTA Chair’s Report – May 2024 “AFTA unreservedly stands by Qld Fisheries Minister Mark Furner on removing gillnets in the Gulf just as we did the removal of gillnets on the Qld East Coast.” The Hon.Bob Baldwin Independent Chair, AFTA...
AFTA Chair’s Report – July 2024

AFTA Chair’s Report – April 2024

AFTA Chair’s Report – April 2024 “From the first AFTA interactions on this issue, the reaction at the ministerial level down through bureaucracy shows AFTA holds a valuable and respected position. (Ben Scullin, CEO, VRFish)” The Hon.Bob Baldwin...
AFTA Chair’s Report – March 2024

AFTA Chair’s Report – March 2024

AFTA Chair’s Report – March 2024 “Whilst AFTA fully supports the closure of any fishery when there is clear scientific evidence to show that this is the only way to sustain the fishery.  AFTA does not support the closure of any fishery without clear...