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Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Aquaculture Advisory Committee Changes
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Gail Gago, announced the appointment of Catherine Cooper as Presiding Member of the Aquaculture Advisory...
Monday, December 03, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Fish Ear Bones Point to Climate Change Impacts
AUSTRALIA - Scientists believe that fish ear bones and their distinctive growth rings can offer clues to the likely impacts of climate change in aquatic environments....
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Seasonal Closure of Pipi Harvest
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has announced that a seasonal closure on the commercial harvest of pipis will apply across the State from...
Friday, November 30, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Research Underway to Rapidly Reveal Fish Age
AUSTRALIA - A new A$500,000 project will see food and fisheries scientists across Australia collaborating on world-first research that will help to rapidly estimate...
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Australian Minister Welcomes Fisheries Science Report
AUSTRALIA - A Parliamentary report assessing the current state of fisheries science will help government and industry gauge the use of scientific data and its application...
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia FRDC Indigenous Development Scholarship Open for Applicants
AUSTRALIA - An annual scholarship is offered by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) to an indigenous person who seeks to help shape the social...
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Ninth International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety
AUSTRALIA - The ninth International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety (ICMSS) is taking place 17 - 22 March 2013, in Sydney, Australia....
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Barra Reminder: Off Limits Means Release Immediately
AUSTRALIA - Fishers are reminded that barramundi is off limits in East Coast waters and the Gulf of Carpentaria, following recent reports of fishers targeting the...
Friday, November 23, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia With Challenge Comes Opportunity in Australia
AUSTRALIA - With challenge comes opportunity. This theme echoed throughout three days of presentations and discussions at the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL...
Friday, November 16, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Government Announcement of Marine Reserve Expansion Plan Met With Mixed Views
AUSTRALIA - Australia's marine environments have been permanently protected with the proclamation of the world's biggest network of marine reserves. Environment...
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Clean Seas Tuna Achieves Core Objective for Bluefin Tuna
AUSTRALIA - Clean Seas Tuna has achieved the first of its two core objectives for this season's Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT) lifecycle trials. Early spawning of the...
Monday, November 12, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Reminder: Coral Reef Fin Fish Off Limits
AUSTRALIA - The Queensland Government has issued a reminder that coral reef fin fish will be off limits from this Sunday 11 November to 15 November....
Global Fish Farming News from Australia South Australian Mussel Industry all Clear
AUSTRALIA - PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture is assuring consumers that the South Australian mussel industry remains healthy and open for business following a national...
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Mangrove Removal Restricted for Fish Habitat Protection
AUSTRALIA - The Queensland Government has issued a reminder for coastal communities that Queensland's mangroves are protected against removal or damage in order...
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Australia’s Largest Prawn Fishery Receives MSC Certification
AUSTRALIA - Prawns are an icon of Australian seafood and the announcement that the Northern Prawn Fishery has received the coveted Marine Stewardship Council certification...
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Aquaculture Project Proposed for Jervis Bay
AUSTRALIA - Plans are in the pipeline for the New South Wales Government to establish commercial aquaculture industry in Jervis Bay, on the NSW South Coast, boosting...
Monday, October 29, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Annual Snapper Fishing Closure Starts 1 November
AUSTRALIA - Fishers are being reminded that the state-wide closed season for Snapper fishing in South Australia will begin at midday on 1 November 2012....
Friday, October 26, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Aquaculture Research Lease Released for Public Consultation
AUSTRALIA - Plans to establish a new aquaculture research lease on the State’s north coast to investigate sustainable seafood production, will go on public exhibition...
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Scientists to Monitor Fish Flow Benefits
AUSTRALIA - The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (DPI) researchers will monitor the expected benefits for the Murray cod population following the...
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Korean Community Hooked on Fishing
AUSTRALIA - Fishing safely and responsibly will be the key themes as the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) runs a fishing workshop specially targeting the Sydney...
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Illegal Blast Fishers Convicted, Boats Destroyed
AUSTRALIA - Three Indonesian fishers have been convicted for illegal fishing after two boats were caught ‘blast fishing’ with explosives inside Australian waters...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Aquatic Disease Response Capabilities put to the Test
AUSTRALIA - South Australia’s aquatic animal disease response capabilities will be under the microscope in coming weeks, as part of a national exercise to test...
Monday, October 22, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia New Management Plan for Lobster Fishery
AUSTRALIA - Legislation has passed that will change the largest commercial fishery based off the Western Australian coast....
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Second Australian Scientific Conference on Aquatic Animal Health
AUSTRALIA - The Second Australasian Scientific Conference on Aquatic Animal Health will be held in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, July 8-12, 2013. The conference...
Monday, October 15, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Authorities Arrest Fishing Vessels for Blast Fishing
AUSTRALIA - Border Protection Command (BPC) together with the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has apprehended two foreign fishing vessels suspected...
Friday, October 12, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Total Allowable Catch for Torres Strait Tropical Rock Lobster Agreed
AUSTRALIA - At its August meeting the Torres Strait Tropical Rock Lobster Resource Assessment Group has recommended a preliminary catch limit of 871 tonnes for the...
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Commercial Prawn Trawler Alleged to Have Illegally Modified Nets
AUSTRALIA - A north coast commercial fisher has been detected allegedly covering bycatch reduction devices on prawn nets when fishing at night in ocean waters on...
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Rock Lobster Prices Have Started Low
AUSTRALIA - The opening prices for the South Australia southern rock lobster season are down on previous years....
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Snapper Changes Announced to Secure Fish Stocks
AUSTRALIA - A range of new management measures are being announced to provide greater protection to South Australia’s iconic Snapper species to safeguard future...
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Coral Reef Fin Fish Fishing Closures Announced
AUSTRALIA - Coral reef fin fish will be off limits from this Friday 12 October, the first of two annual closures that protect these fish during spawning season....
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