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10 May 2016
New Albany Shellfish Hatchery to Drive Growth
AUSTRALIA - The Liberal National Government has reaffirmed its support for Western Australia’s emerging aquaculture industry in the 2016-17 State Budget with a...
29 April 2016
Farmed Fish Found to Have Deformed Ear Bone
AUSTRALIA - New research published in the journal Scientific Reports has revealed for the first time that half of the world's farmed fish have hearing loss due to...
11 March 2016
Austral Fisheries Goes Carbon Neutral
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s Austral Fisheries has become the world’s first seafood sector company to go carbon neutral....
05 February 2016
John West Australia to Offer World’s Largest Range of Sustainable Tuna
AUSTRALIA - John West Australia has completely overhauled its supply chain to bring Australia the world’s largest offering of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)...
03 February 2016
Torres Strait Prawn Fishery Season Opens Early
AUSTRALIA - The Torres Strait Prawn Fishery (TSPF) reopened early on 1 February 2016....
11 December 2015
Australia Home to World's First ASC Abalone
AUSTRALIA - In a world first, Jade Tiger Abalone's Indented Head abalone farm has been recognized for environmental and social responsibility by the Aquaculture...
02 November 2015
Government Seeking Investment, Applications for New Aquaculture Zone
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Fisheries is now welcoming applications for aquaculture licenses in the Kimberley Aquaculture Development Zone. ...
26 October 2015
Australia's Largest Finfish Trawl Fishery Improves its Sustainability
AUSTRALIA - Seabirds, seals and overfished species like eastern gemfish will be better protected thanks to a new project that aims to minimise the environmental...
22 October 2015
Coles Delis Commit to Sustainable, Traceable Seafood
AUSTRALIA - Coles has become the first major supermarket in Australia to offer its customers certified sustainable and traceable seafood in their delis....
17 September 2015
Australian Fishing Industry Growth to Continue
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s fishing and forestry industries continue to recover under a Coalition government and have seen continued growth over the past three years,...
02 September 2015
Walker Seafoods Rewarded for Focus on Tuna Sustainability
AUSTRALIA - Family business Walker Seafoods has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for its catch of yellowfin tuna, albacore tuna and swordfish....
28 August 2015
Asia Food Giant to Set Up Processing Plant in Adelaide
AUSTRALIA - Thai food and farming business CP Group has signed an agreement to set up a new processing plant in South Australia....
14 August 2015
Fisheries to Play Key Role in Australia’s ‘Blue Economy’
AUSTRALIA - Senator Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, has welcomed the launch of the National Marine Science Plan which focuses...
11 August 2015
Illegal Fishing Operation Fined After Crew Detained in Malaysia
AUSTRALIA - The crew of the illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing vessel Perlon has been convicted of offences under the Malaysian Fisheries Act....
07 August 2015
Ownership and Management Decisions Made on Torres Strait Fisheries
AUSTRALIA - The Protected Zone Joint Authority (PZJA) held its 24th meeting on Thursday Island to discuss the management of fisheries in the Torres Strait. Decisions...
05 August 2015
Government Paves Way for Aquaculture Development in Western Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government has committed to working with industry to build a brighter future for aquaculture in Western Australia....
29 July 2015
Australia Ratifies Port State Measures Agreement
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government has now ratified the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Port State Measures Agreement....
27 July 2015
Australian Government Meets Commitment to Seafood Industry
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government has announced funding of A$550,000 to support the National Seafood Industry Alliance (NSIA) to investigate options to establish...
16 July 2015
Petuna Ocean Trout Farm Earns BAP Certification
AUSTRALIA - Petuna Aquaculture Pty. Ltd. is the world’s first marine-farming company to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for both salmon and...
13 July 2015
Northern Prawn Fishery Commended for Sustainability Focus
AUSTRALIA - Senator Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, has congratulated the Northern Prawn Fishery Industry for taking initiative...
09 July 2015
South Australia to Develop New Oyster Farming Code
AUSTRALIA - South Australia's State Government is supporting the development of a new third party certification that will showcase the premium credentials of South...
07 July 2015
Australian Fisheries Industries Boosted by New White Paper
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s fisheries and aquaculture industries will benefit from the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, launched by the Prime Minister, Tony...
02 July 2015
Tassal to Expand Market Presence Through De Costi Seafoods Acquisition
AUSTRALIA - Tasmanian salmon farmer Tassal has announced it is to buy De Costi Seafoods...
26 June 2015
Australia Enforces Mandatory E-monitoring for Selected Fisheries
AUSTRALIA - From 1 July 2015 electronic monitoring (e-monitoring) will be mandatory for all boats in the Eastern and Western Tuna and Billfish (ETBF and WTBF) fisheries...
23 June 2015
China, Australia Free Trade Agreement to Benefit Seafood Trade
AUSTRALIA - China and Australia's trade ministers recently signed a China–Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), bringing potential benefits to farmers another...
18 June 2015
Clean Seas Tuna Sues Skretting Over Feed Quality
AUSTRALIA - Clean Seas Tuna is suing its former feed supplier for economic losses which it says were caused by feed which was allegedly deficient in a key nutrient....
11 June 2015
New Process May Unlock Seafood Market Opportunities
AUSTRALIA - The South Australian State Government is enthusiastic that a new process which enables investors to explore the feasibility for new fisheries may unlock...
06 May 2015
Australian Lobster Reaches 15 Years of Sustainability
AUSTRALIA - Western Australian rock lobster is celebrating 15 years since it became the world's first fishery certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship...
Artificial Reef for South Australia Being Considered
AUSTRALIA - A public consultation has been launched on the design and location for a new artificial reef off South Australia’s coastline....
16 April 2015
Tasmanian Seafood Industry Well Positioned for Growth
TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA - A new report from Rabobank has found that Tasmania seafood and dairy sectors are well positioned for growth thanks to their strong and globally...
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