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14 February 2017
Aussie Prawn Industry in Turmoil as Disease Spreads
AUSTRALIA - Australian prawn farmers are in turmoil, as yet another outbreak of white spot disease was confirmed Monday, at a farm in Queensland....
10 February 2017
Concerns about Sustainability of Tasmania's Salmon Industry
AUSTRALIA - Two former salmon industry executives have added their voices to concerns raised about the sustainability of parts of Tasmania's $700 million salmon...
09 February 2017
Australia Eases Shrimp Imports
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has loosened its temporary suspension of the import of uncooked prawns and related products....
02 February 2017
Co-op Scheme to Boost Australian Rock Lobster Exports
AUSTRALIA - Thanks to loan from the Western Australia government, Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative will now be able to build a 80-tonne live lobster holding...
23 January 2017
Nofima Enters Licence Agreement to produce Urchin Feed in Australia
NORWAY - Nofima has recently signed an agreement under which the company's unique sea urchin feed can be produced under licence in Australia and New Zealand. The...
16 January 2017
Tasmanian Abalone Exports to China Double in 2016
AUSTRALIA - China's demand for Tasmanian abalone has doubled in the past year, boosting the state's $100 million-a-year abalone export industry....
09 January 2017
Australia Suspends Uncooked Prawn Imports
AUSTRALIA - ​The Director of Biosecurity has suspended uncooked prawn imports into Australia in response to information from the Department of Agriculture and...
16 December 2016
Western Australia Implements Import Restrictions on Queensland Prawns and Worms
AUSTRALIA - Western Australians are being urged to keep to new import requirements to prevent the establishment of white spot disease, following its detection on...
05 December 2016
Innovative Oyster farming Baskets Find Foothold in Premium Markets
AUSTRALIA - Oyster baskets that improve farming efficiency while growing a higher quality product are helping an Australian company penetrate international markets....
Government Releases 90-day Aquaculture Reform Project
AUSTRALIA - The Liberal National Government's 90-day regulatory reform aquaculture project has been released, containing 17 recommendations to reduce red tape and...
02 December 2016
White Spot Detected on Queensland Prawn Farm
AUSTRALIA - ​​​White spot disease, a highly contagious viral disease of prawns, has been detected on a prawn farm in Logan River, south of Brisbane....
16 November 2016
Australian Rock Lobsters Bounce Back
AUSTRALIA - ​A tagging study by Fisheries scientists has indicated the highest numbers of western rock lobsters along the west coast in decades....
11 October 2016
Aquaculture Breakthrough to Transform Sustainable Lobster Production
AUSTRALIA - In a world-leading breakthrough for aquaculture, researchers at the University of Tasmania, have developed a unique aquaculture system that makes it...
09 September 2016
Proposed Zoning Changes to Boost Aquaculture in Spencer Gulf
AUSTRALIA - The Spencer Gulf region is to get an economic boost if proposed changes to aquaculture zoning near Wallaroo which allow for finfish, sea urchins, sea...
01 September 2016
Aquaculture Project Helps Strike Balance Between Environment and Growth
AUSTRALIA - The Liberal National Government's new red tape 'flying squad' has already identified areas to streamline approvals and provide greater certainty for...
16 August 2016
Spanner Crab Catch May Increase in Cooler Waters
AUSTRALIA - New research as found that fishermen can catch more spanner crab in cooler waters. Previous studies thought catch rates were connected to warmer temperatures...
29 July 2016
Western Australia Outlines Growth Strategy for Aquaculture
AUSTRALIA - A report on Western Australia's first Aquaculture WA State Forum has identified six key areas as the foundation of a proposed 10-year plan to develop...
21 July 2016
A$1.66 Milion Project to Develop Aquaculture Zone
AUSTRALIA - A A$1.66 million project to develop an 'investment ready' aquaculture zone in coastal waters on Western Australia's south coast has been announced....
08 July 2016
New Modelling to Help Manage Competition in Spencer Gulf
AUSTRALIA - South Australia's Spencer Gulf is a crowded environment when it comes to marine and human interactions. It harbours productive fishing and aquaculture...
30 June 2016
New World Leading Technology Reduces Fishing-Seabird Interaction
AUSTRALIA - The South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association (SETFIA) and the Great Australian Bight Fishing Industry Association (GABIA) have developed world leading...
29 June 2016
Fisheries Unite for World’s First MSC Certified Recreation, Commercial Fishery
AUSTRALIA - A monumental milestone in fisheries management has been achieved following a collaborative effort from community based organisation, Recfishwest and...
28 June 2016
Tassal Expansion to Move Salmon Farms Offshore
AUSTRALIA - Tassal has released plans to establish four salmon farming leases in Storm Bay near the Tasman Peninsula, which the company expects could create up to...
08 June 2016
International Report Confirms More Government Vets are Needed
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) commends the government for its ongoing work in biosecurity but says there is still room for improvement....
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. ...
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