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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Call for COOL on Cooked Australian Seafood
AUSTRALIA - A Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee has reported on the current requirements for labelling of seafood and suggested...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Australia’s Fisheries Research to Benefit from Government Investment
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government is investing more than A$6.5 million into 22 new research projects from the Australian Government’s Fisheries Research and...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Time to Try Sustainable Fish on Your BBQ this Holiday Season
AUSTRALIA - As many start to plan their Christmas menus, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is encouraging Australians to include sustainable Australian...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Fishermen Prepare for Snapper Season Opening
AUSTRALIA - As the statewide Snapper fishing closure comes to an end next week, PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture has issued a reminder about the five Snapper spawning...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Australian Farm Output Forecast Down for Next Year
AUSTRALIA - Following an estimated increase of 10 per cent in 2013-14, the gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to fall by five per cent in 2014-15,...
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Ministers Discuss Red Tape Reduction for Fishing Industry
AUSTRALIA - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, is hosting a Fisheries Ministers meeting in Melbourne today (9 December)...
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Southern Bluefin Tuna Well Managed Sustainable
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s Southern Bluefin Tuna industry is set for its best season in more than two decades with the total catch limit increased by almost 10 per...
Friday, November 28, 2014
New Management Plan for Australia's Sardine Fishery
AUSTRALIA - South Australia’s sardine fishers have adopted a new management plan which aims to ensure the A$20 million sardine industry remains sustainable....
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Rock Lobster Fishery Management Plan to Promote Sustainable Growth
AUSTRALIA - A new plan for the South Australian Northern Zone Rock Lobster Fishery will set the scene for sustainable operations of the A$15.6 million industry for...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Cockburn Sound Crab Fishing to Remain Closed
AUSTRALIA - Following a review of the stock status of blue swimmer crabs in Cockburn Sound, it has been decided not to reopen the area to either commercial or recreational...
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)...
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