At the helm of the SFPA is an Authority which currently has two members. The Chairs position is currently vacant. Authority members are appointed as full-time employees under fixed-term contracts.
Similar to some other state bodies, the SFPA does not have a non-executive board.
There is also a Sea-Fisheries Consultative Committee, which comprises representatives of the industry sector who are appointed by the Minister. The committee’s role is to provide advice to the SFPA and help promote sea-fisheries law and food safety law, as well as the standards, guidelines, practices and procedures required for compliance within the sea-fisheries and seafood sectors.