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29 November 2002


To East Coast Tuna and Billfish Fishery stakeholders


                       TOTAL ALLOWABLE EFFORT WORKSHOP

AFMA is looking to manage the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (ETBF) through controlling
the total allowable effort (TAE) in the fishery each year. AFMA invites interested
stakeholders to a Total Allowable Effort Workshop to be held in Canberra on 12 & 13
December 2002.

The workshop will be co-ordinated by the ETBF Fishery Assessment Group which is tasked
with the provision of advice on all species in the ETBF to the AFMA Board and AFMA’s
Eastern Tuna Management Advisory Committee.

The purpose of the workshop is to make recommendations to the AFMA Board on a suite of
risk weighted options for the initial longline TAE and minor line TAE for the fishery. These
recommendations will take account of the status of stocks in the multi-species fishery. The
workshop will also consider whether the TAEs should apply for one year for more than one
year.

A draft agenda for the workshop is attached for your comment by 2 December. A list of
background reading for the workshop is also included overleaf. These documents are available
on AFMA’s website. Additional material will be posted on the website closer to the workshop.

The workshop will be held in the Conference room - Telopia Inn on the Park 16 NSW Cresent
Forrest ACT and commence at 1.30pm on Thursday 12 December and finish by 4.00pm on
Friday 13 December. Accommodation within easy walking distance of the Telopia Inn is
available at the motels listed below:

Brassey Hotel                        Telopia Inn on the Park         Forrest Inn
Belmoral Gardens Barton              16 NSW Cres Forrest             30 National Ct Forrest
Ph: 1800 659191                      Ph: (02) 62953722               Ph: (02) 62953433
(double room $115 incl. breakfast)   (dble room $94 inc breakfast)   (double room $70)

If you have any queries on the workshop or comments to make on the draft agenda please
contact the Fishery Assessment Group Executive Officer, Ian Freeman on (02) 66492361 or
mobile 0418 265558.

              All operators are encouraged to attend
Yours sincerely



Dave Alden
Manager - Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery
To assist with administrative and catering arrangements please complete the form below and
fax or mail it to Eastern Tuna Fishery Assessment Group Executive Officer, Ian Freeman, if
you will be attending the workshop by COB, Thursday 5 December 2002.



Please forward your response to:


                        Ian Freeman - Executive Officer to Eastern Tuna MAC
                                                    Fax (02) 66492414;
                                                          or post it to
                                                     53 Dirty Creek Rd
                                              Corindi Beach NSW 2456




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Background documents relevant to the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Total Allowable
Effort Workshop to be held 12-13 December, 2002

ETBF specific (available on the AFMA website: http://www.afma.gov.au)

1. Campbell, R. (2002) Summary of catch and effort information pertaining to Australian
   longline fishing operations in the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery. Background
   document for the ETBF Assessment Group meeting, held 5-6 March, Mooloolaba.

2. Campbell, R. (2002) Sequential changes in swordfish catch rates off eastern Australia
   and possible implications for the movement dynamics of the local swordfish
   population. Working paper BBRG-9 presented to the 15th meeting of the Standing
   Committee on Tuna and Billfish, held 21-26 July, Honolulu.

3. Bromhead D., Findlay J. (2002) National tuna fishery report. Tuna and billfish
   fisheries of the eastern Australian fishing zone. National fisheries report NFR-2
   presented to the 15th meeting of the Standing Committee on Tuna and Billfish, held
   21-26 July, Honolulu (855k)

4. Campbell, R. (2002) Management strategy, the determination of a TAE and the use of
   decision rules within the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery. Background document for
   the ETBF Assessment Group meeting, held 5-6 March, Mooloolaba

5. Anon. (1999) Eastern Tuna and Billfish Effort Setting Workshop (Part 1 - Longline
   Sector). Minutes of meeting held 27-28 February, Canberra.

6. Anon. (1999) Fishery Assessment Group meeting to discuss gear pools for the
   longline, minor line, purse seine and pole sectors of the Eastern Tuna and Billfish
   Fishery. Minutes of meeting held 14 April, Hobart.

Western Central Pacific Ocean

Campbell, R. (2002) Catches and the status of tropical tunas and billfish stocks in the
Western and Central Pacific Ocean. Background document for the ETBF Assessment
Group meeting, held 5-6 March, Mooloolaba

Working papers presented at the 15th meeting of the Standing Committee on Tuna and
Billfish, held 21-26 July, Honolulu. These documents include:

(Note, all SCTB reports and working papers are available from the SPC website at the
web-address http://www.spc.int/oceanfish/Html/SCTB/SCTB15/index.htm The size of
each file is indicated in parentheses below. The Executive Summary from SCTB15 is also
available at: http://www.spc.int/oceanfish/Html/SCTB/index.htm - go to the bottom of the
page and click on the relevant icon.)

7. GEN-1. Lewis, A. and P. Williams. Overview of the western and central Pacific
   Ocean tuna fisheries, 2001. Oceanic Fisheries Programme, Secretariat of the Pacific
   Community, Noumea, New Caledonia. (1537k)

8. SWG–2 Lawson, T. Estimates of annual catches of albacore, bigeye, skipjack and
   yellowfin tuna in the western and central Pacific Ocean. Oceanic Fisheries
   Programme, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Noumea, New Caledonia. (113k)
9. SWG–3 Williams, P. Estimates of annual catches for billfish species taken in
   commercial fisheries of the western and central Pacific Ocean. Oceanic Fisheries
   Programme, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Noumea, New Caledonia.(526k)

10. BET– 1 Hampton, J. Stock assessment of bigeye tuna in the western and central
   Pacific. Oceanic Fisheries Programme, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Noumea,
   New Caledonia.(946k)

11. YFT–1. Hampton, J. Stock assessment of yellowfin tuna in the western and central
    Pacific Ocean. Oceanic Fisheries Programme, Secretariat of the Pacific Community,
    Noumea, New Caledonia.(1028k)

12. YFT-2. Sibert, J. and J. Hampton. Lifetime displacements of tropical tunas: How
    much ocean do you need to conserve "your" tuna? Joint Institute for Marine and
    Atmospheric Research, University of Hawaii, and Oceanic Fisheries Programme,
    Secretariat of the Pacific Community.(540k)

13. BBRG-3. Kleiber, P. and K. Yokawa. Stock assessment of swordfish in the North
    Pacific using MULTIFAN-CL. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Honolulu
    Laboratory and National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries, Shimizu,
    Japan.(269k)

14. BBRG-4. Laurs, R.M., C. Boggs, Y. Swimmer, and R. Brill. NMFS Honolulu
    Laboratory research to reduce sea turtle Bycatch and mortality in pelagic longline
    fishing. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Honolulu Laboratory, Joint
    Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, University of Hawaii, and Virginia
    Institute of Marine Science.(152k)

National Fishery Reports (on SCTB website)

15. NFR-13. Murray, T., Griggs, L., and P. Wallis. New Zealand Domestic Tuna
    Fisheries, 1990 - 2001. National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd.,
    Wellington and Ministry of Fisheries, Wellington.(258k)

16. NFR-12. Regis Etaix-bonnin. New Caledonia Tuna Fishery. Service de la Marine
    Marchande, New Caledonia (59k).

17. NFR-21.Oreihaka, E. Domestic tuna fisheries in the Solomon Islands. Ministry of
    Fisheries and Marine Resources. Honiara, Solomon Islands.(234k)

18. NFR-17.Kumoru, L. National tuna fishery report - Papua New Guinea. National
    Fisheries Authority, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.(478k)

19. NFR-25. Naviti W. Vanuatu tuna fishery report. Department of Fisheries, Port Vila,
    Vanuatu.(202k)

20. NFR-7. Amoe, J. Fiji tuna and billfish fisheries. Fisheries Division, Ministry of
    Fisheries and Forests, Fiji.(155k)

				
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