The Statutory Fishing Rights Allocation Review Panel (SFRARP) is established under Section 124 of the Fisheries Management Act 1991.
SFRARP is an independent, specialist body that reviews decisions by
- the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) or
- a Joint Authority (that is managed by the Australian Government on a day-to-day basis) relating to the provisional allocation of statutory fishing rights , under a plan of management (except when the statutory fishing rights have been allocated as a result of an auction or tender).
The SFRARP Registry resides in the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and provides administrative support to SFRARP.
SFRARP's decisions are independent of the Australian Government. However, through the department and the Panel Registry contained within the department, administrative support is provided for SFRARP’s day to day operations.