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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Historical Media Shows Huge Fish Catch Decline
AUSTRALIA - Scientists in Queensland have used historic media to measure the decline in Queensland’s pink snapper fishery, highlighting a drop of almost 90 per...
Farmed Yellowtail Kingfish Certified Friend of the Sea Sustainable
AUSTRALIA - Clean Seas Tuna has had its Yellowtail Kingfish (Seriola lalandi) aquaculture operations in Australia certified as Friend of the Sea....
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Free Trade Agreement with China to Benefit Australian Fishing Industry
AUSTRALIA - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, has welcomed the announcement of a Free Trade Agreement with China,...
Monday, November 17, 2014
Tassal Completes ASC Certification for All Salmon Farming Operations
AUSTRALIA - Tasmanian salmon producer Tassal was the first Australian salmon producer to achieve ASC certification and it has now completed Aquaculture Stewardship...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Scientists Develop Process to Grow Barramundi Faster
AUSTRALIA - Researchers from James Cook University have developed a process to grow barramundi fish faster....
New ARC Research Hub to Investigate Rock Lobster Aquaculture
AUSTRALIA - A new Australian Research Council (ARC) Research Hub that will undertake research into the development of aquaculture for rock lobster as a sustainable...
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Commodities Group Completes Acquisition of Prawn Farming Company
AUSTRALIA - Commodities Group Limited has completed its acquisition of Coral Seafarms Aquaculture Business....
Australia to Untap Sea Urchin Fishery Potential
AUSTRALIA - The Victorian Government has taken steps to grow the state’s sea urchin fishery by introducing a new licensing and quota system, providing fishers...
Friday, October 24, 2014
Australian Annual Snapper Fishing Closure Starts Next Week
AUSTRALIA - Fishers are reminded the statewide closure for Snapper fishing in South Australia will begin at midday on Saturday 1 November 2014....
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Black Market Abalone Ring Cracked in Fisheries Bust
AUSTRALIA - One of the largest fisheries enforcement operations undertaken in Victoria’s history has cracked an alleged seafood trafficking syndicate operating...
Monday, October 20, 2014
New Levy to Fight Oyster Mortality Syndrome
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a draft determination proposing to allow Australian Seafood Industries (ASI) to collect...
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Digital Record Keeping Trial Set to Modernise Rock Lobster Fishery
AUSTRALIA - Digital technology could make paper records a thing of the past in South Australia’s Southern Zone Rock Lobster fishery....
Australian Fishery Export Earning Expected to Decrease
AUSTRALIA - The latest ABARES Agricultural Commodities report forecasts a 5.3 per cent decrease in total farm production in 2014-15....
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
New Packaging to Boost Cockle Export Potential
AUSTRALIA - A new packaging facility could help Goolwa’s pipi (cockle) fishery build new export markets....
Thursday, September 25, 2014
University of Western Australia Enhances Indian Ocean Research
AUSTRALIA - An executive team from The University of Western Australia (UWA) visited the University of Mauritius last week, signing a Memorandum of Understanding...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Innovative Seaweed Farming Trials Underway Near Port Lincoln
AUSTRALIA - South Australian scientists are undertaking trials to see if seaweed can be farmed as part of the State’s $243 million aquaculture industry....
Friday, August 22, 2014
Big Increase Planned for Aquaculture off Western Australia
AUSTRALIA - The State Government has paved the way for a huge increase in fish production on Western Australia’s northern coast by declaring a development zone...
Monday, August 11, 2014
Australia Counts the Cost of Russian Food Import Ban
AUSTRALIA - The Government is currently assessing the likely impact of the Russian Federation ban on imports of certain agricultural products, raw materials and...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Australian Vessels to Face Fishing Ban in Tasmania?
TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA - The Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) is considering a motion from the Break O'Day & Northern Midlands councils to lobby the...
Friday, June 20, 2014
More Time Given to Commercial Fisheries Reform
AUSTRALIA - New South Wales Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has announced that the independent Structural Adjustment Review Committee (SARC)...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Eyre Peninsula Aquaculture on Show
AUSTRALIA - International and national aquaculture experts are set to see first-hand the growing Eyre Peninsula Aquaculture industry following on from the World...
Monday, June 02, 2014
Next Steps for New South Wales Commercial Fisheries Reform
AUSTRALIA - New South Wales Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, said the NSW Government will carefully examine all submissions on the Commercial...
Monday, May 19, 2014
Garfish Fishery Closure Hopes to Recover Stocks
AUSTRALIA - Seasonal closures to commercial Garfish fishing in South Australia came into force at noon on 16 May, in a move to promote the recovery of Southern Garfish...
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Australian Fisheries Association Opposed to Fishermen Tax Increases
AUSTRALIA - The Commonwealth Fisheries Association (CFA) is strongly opposed to any suggestion of tax increases for professional fishers as rumoured to be proposed...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Commercial Catches set for Victoria Abalone and Ocean Scallops
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Environment and Primary Industries has set the Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC) for abalone and ocean scallops for the 2014-15...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
CleanSeas Tuna Expected to Turn a Profit Sooner Than Expected
AUSTRALIA - Port Lincoln fish farmer Cleanseas Tuna is ahead of schedule and expects to turn a maiden operating profit this financial year as production and sales...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Illegal Fishing Clammed Shut
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has seized four illegal boats carrying hundreds of illegally-harvested giant clams and sea cucumbers...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Have Your Say on New South Wales Commercial Fisheries Reform
AUSTRALIA - Commercial fishers and other stakeholders are now encouraged to provide feedback as part of the reform programme for New South Wales commercial fishing,...
Monday, April 07, 2014
Good Western Australia Lobster Season Predicted
AUSTRALIA - There should be better times ahead for Western Australia’s world-renowned rock lobster industry after the most promising results from an assessment...
Monday, March 31, 2014
Deadline for Australia BAP Auditor Course Approaching
AUSTRALIA - New auditor candidates, returning auditors requiring refresher training, producers, government officials and other industry observers are invited to...
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