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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. ...
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...
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