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Thursday, November 08, 2012
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....
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Researchers Find ‘Killer Solution’ to Reef Killer
AUSTRALIA - An Australia-based team of marine scientists has developed what may prove an effective control for the dreaded Crown of Thorns starfish (COTS), which...
Monday, October 08, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Blue Warehou not Under Threat of Extinction
AUSTRALIA - Blue Warehou is a relatively fast growing fish that occurs throughout south eastern Australia and has been commercially fished for many decades....
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Barramundi Fishery Closure Reminder
AUSTRALIA - Fishers are being reminded that barramundi will be off limits in the Gulf of Carpentaria from noon this Sunday 7 October until 1 February 2013....
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Huon Wins Major Tasmanian Seafood Industry Award
TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA - The Minister for Economic Development, David O'Byrne, has congratulated the family business, Huon Aquaculture Group, for winning the Tasmanian...
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Quota Reconciliation Simplified in the Eastern Tuna, Billfish Fishery
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is simplifying the quota reconciliation rules in the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery....
Monday, October 01, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Call for Submissions to Commonwealth Fisheries Management Review
AUSTRALIA - Mr David Borthwick AO PSM, who has been appointed by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry to review the Commonwealth fisheries management...
Friday, September 28, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Lobster Now Off Limits
AUSTRALIA - All species of tropical rock lobster will be off limits to fishers from midnight 1 October 2012 until midnight 31 January 2013, in Queensland tidal waters....
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Increasing Sustainable Seafood Options with MSC Certification
AUSTRALIA - Bidvest, Australia’s leading distributor to the foodservice industry has gained Chain of Custody certification, opening the gateway for food service...
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Australian Cats Eat Double the South East Trawl Catch
The journal of agricultural and environmental ethics has published a paper by Sena De Silva and Giovanni Turchini titled 'Towards Understanding the Impacts of the...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Researchers Defend Their Work on Supertrawler Fishery
AUSTRALIA - One of Australia's leading fisheries research agencies has defended the science that would have supported the case for a supertrawler to fish in Australian...
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Prawn Fishery's Ecological Footprint Improving
AUSTRALIA - Trials for a new prawn net design have resulted in the development of a unique system voluntarily adopted by the Gulf St Vincent Prawn Fishery (GSVPF)...
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Search for Green Energy Solutions Leads to Port Stephens Fisheries Institute
AUSTRALIA - More than 25 scientists from around the world converged on the Port Stephens Fisheries Institute (PSFI) earlier this month as part of a global effort...
Monday, September 24, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia New Directors Appointed to Guide Fisheries Research, Development
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, has announced the appointment of new directors to the Fisheries Research and Development...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Moreton Bay Seagrasses Make Full Recovery After the Flood
AUSTRALIA - CSIRO researchers have found that vital seagrass beds in Moreton Bay recovered within 12 months of the 2011 Brisbane floods....
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