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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...
14 April 2015
Tassal Publishes Fourth Sustainability Report
AUSTRALIA - Tasmanian salmon producer Tassal has published its fourth Sustainability Report that reports on all of the company’s operations....
27 March 2015
South Australia Grants Boost Seafood Exports
AUSTRALIA - The state government of South Australia has announced grant funding to help businesses gain industry-standard certifications, allowing them to tap into...
20 March 2015
Support for Australian Fisheries on Sustainable Seafood Day
AUSTRALIA - Today (20 March) is Sustainable Seafood Day and to celebrate, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is encouraging all Australian’s...
18 March 2015
More New Science for Australia's Small Pelagic Fishery
AUSTRALIA - Senator Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, has released the results of the latest science regarding a key small...
09 March 2015
Australia Increases Scalefish and Shark Fishery Catch Limits
AUSTRALIA - A decision has been made to increase the sustainable catch limit for the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (SESSF) after the latest science...
06 March 2015
Effective Fisheries Management See's Orange Roughy Reopen
AUSTRALIA - The Australian fishing industry and seafood consumers are set to receive a boost from the long-awaited re-opening of the eastern orange roughy fishery....
23 February 2015
Southernature Fish Oil Range Certified Sustainable
AUSTRALIA - Southernature Fish Oil range by the Australian company Tasman Pacific Holding Pty Ltd has now been certified Friend of the Sea....
16 February 2015
Increased Fishing Opportunities for Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal People
AUSTRALIA - Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people now have 100 per cent ownership of the commercial Bêche-de-mer Fishery in the Torres Strait after the purchase...
28 January 2015
Students Encouraged to Apply for Award in Fisheries Research
AUSTRALIA - Post-graduate university students are being encouraged to apply for an award which recognises their research work, and in turn assists the Department...
27 January 2015
Government Approves More Coast for Aquaculture to Meet Seafood Demand
AUSTRALIA - The New South Wales Government has approved 50 hectares of aquaculture leases on the State’s South Coast to help meet the increasing demand for quality...
 
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