Fishery Advisory Committees - Establishment and Procedures (December 2019) (471Kb)
There are generally four SFAC meetings each year, depending on the work schedule and current issues. Most meetings are held in Hobart and are held over a full day. From time to time regional meetings may be held to provide an opportunity for wider industry to meet committee members and get involved in the committee process.
The operation of the SFAC and the conduct of SFAC members during meetings is guided by the terms of reference for fishery advisory committees The terms of reference covers a range of issues including conflicts of interest, confidentiality, interactions with the media and standard procedural matters.
The SFAC aims to work co-operatively to achieve a consensus view rather than using a majority voting approach, however there may be occasions where this is not possible. In those circumstances the Chair will seek all views of members and these will be forwarded to the Minister for consideration.
Minutes are taken for each meeting and all recommendations and action items are recorded. The Chair also provides the Minister with his/her own summary of the meeting proceedings. All of the Minister's decisions are communicated through the Department and back to SFAC members at the appropriate time. SFAC recommendations are considered confidential for 10 business days from being received by the Minister's office.
SFAC meetings are not generally open for casual observers, however, the FAC may hold an open session prior to a meeting or alternatively the Chair may invite people to attend a specific agenda item where appropriate.
The table below lists the membership of the Scalefish Fishery
Advisory Committee. The current committee was formed on 6 January 2020 and the positions will expire on 31 December 2022.
|Independent Chair||Mr Max Kitchell|
|Scalefish Industry Representative||Mr Brendan Emmett|
|Scalefish Industry Representative||Mr Todd Francis|
|Scalefish Industry Representative||Mr Craig Garland|
|Scalefish Industry Representative||Mr Alan Jarvis|
|Scalefish Industry Representative||Mr Nick Martin|
|Scalefish Industry Representative||Mrs Colleen Osborne|
|Scalefish Processor||Mr Steve Crocker|
|Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council (TSIC)||Mr Julian Harrington|
|Tasmania Rock Lobster Fishermen's Association (TRLFA)|
|Mr John Sansom|
|Community and Conservation - Tasmanian Conservation Trust (TCT)||Mr Jon Bryan|
|Tasmania Police (Marine and Rescue Division)||Constable Ashley Kent|
|Research - Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies (IMAS)||Dr Jeremy Lyle|
|DPIPWE Fishery Manager ||Mr Grant Pullen|
|Executive Officer (permanent observer)||Ms Frances Seaborn|
Meeting Dates & Minutes
The next Scalefish Fishery Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled to be held in September 2019.
Meeting number 70, late March / early April 2020 (tbc)
Meeting number 69, 6 December 2019
Meeting number 68, 20 September 2019
SFAC 68 Minutes - 20 September 2019 (1Mb)
SFAC 68 - Tables for Action Arising etc (165Kb)
Meeting number 67, 26 July 2019
SFAC 67 Minutes - 26 July 2019 (1Mb)
SFAC 67 Table 2 - Action Arising (132Kb)
SFAC 67 Table 3 - Research Priorities (677Kb)
Meeting number 66, 13 November 2018
Meeting number 65, 29 August 2018
SFAC 65 MINUTES - 29 August 2018 (1Mb)
SFAC 65 Appendix 1 - 2018 RAG Research Priorities (28Kb)
SFAC 65 Appendix 2 - Banded Morwong Fishery Summary (45Kb)
SFAC 65 Appendix 3 - Summary of legislation for firearms use in fisheries (394Kb)
Meeting number 64, 13 April 2018
SFAC 64 MINUTES - 13 April 2018 (1Mb)
Meeting number 63, 8 November 2017
AGENDA SFAC 63 - 8 November 2017 (716Kb)
SFAC 63 MINUTES - 8 November 2017 (956Kb)
SFAC 63 Appendix 1 - Main points of Species Assessments (92Kb)
Meeting number 62, 3 March 2017
SFAC 62 Agenda (242Kb)
SFAC 62 MINUTES - 3 March 2017 (156Kb)
Information on meetings held prior to 2017 are available on request.
Contact SFACIf you
have a specific issue you would like the FAC to be aware of, please
contact your industry association member or the SFAC Executive officer
to arrange for your issue to be tabled for discussion. Please note that
if you have an issue that you would like raised at an SFAC meeting you
will need to provide details to the SFAC Executive Officer three weeks
prior to the scheduled meeting date. Industry members, you can contact TSIC if you require assistance drafting a paper for an