Consultation to continue on Aquatic Resource Management Act

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The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development will convene a workshop with peak representative bodies in August.
Last updated: 20 July 2023
A DPIRD Fisheries research vessel in the ocean.

The Minister for Fisheries has recently been consulting with and listening to peak representative bodies regarding implementation of the Aquatic Resources Management Act 2016 (ARMA).

As a result of these discussions, the need to develop a common understanding of ARMA and its management implications amongst peak sector bodies prior to implementation has been identified. Therefore, DPIRD will no longer be pursuing an ARMA implementation date of 1 November 2023.

At the Minister’s request, DPIRD staff will convene a workshop with sector bodies to allow for parties to gain a common understanding of ARMA principles, operational implications and policy/system requirements. It is expected that the workshop will take place in mid-late August.

The outcome of the workshop will be a key consideration for the Minister in determining the new timeframe for ARMA implementation. 

Read more about ARMA here.