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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....
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Western Australian Gov't Secures Prosperous Future for Fish, Fisheries
AUSTRALIA - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has congratulated the Western Australian Government for partnering with the Western Australian Fishing Industry...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Agricultural Export Earning to Remain Strong
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s export earnings from agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors are forecast to remain strong in 2012–13, according to the Agricultural...
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia AFMA Chair Hits Out at Unlawful Quota Claims
AUSTRALIA - Chairman of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority Commission (AFMA), Michael Egan, said he was very confident that the catch limits set by the...
Monday, September 17, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Fisheries Review Details Announced
AUSTRALIA - Fisheries Minister Senator Joe Ludwig has released the Terms of Reference for the first major review of Australia’s fisheries management system in...
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Clean Seas Tuna's Yellowtail Kingfish Health Now Improving
AUSTRALIA - Clean Seas Tuna has confirmed that the Company is making significant progress in improving the operations of its Yellowtail Kingfish and SBT propagation...
Friday, September 14, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia More Abalone Theft Detected in Far East Gippsland
AUSTRALIA - A joint operation by Victorian and NSW Fisheries Officers has resulted in the arrest of two men for allegedly being in possession of a commercial quantity...
Global Fish Farming News from Australia House of Reps Blocks Supertrawler
AUSTRALIA - The Federal Government's Bill to block the supertrawler Abel Tasman from fishing in Australian waters has passed the House of Representatives....
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Tasmanian Scientist Slams Supertrawler Delay
AUSTRALIA - A Tasmanian fishing scientist Professor Colin Buxton says the decision to seek more science before approving the supertrawler, Abel Tasman, appears to...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Big Boat Bill Way Too Broad
AUSTRALIA - The Commonwealth Fisheries Association (CFA) has called for sanity and balance in the debate over the proposed new Bill from Minister Tony Burke to create...
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Authorities Winning the Battle Against Abalone Poaching
AUSTRALIA - The creation of an indictable offence for trafficking commercial quantities of abalone seems to be keeping illegal fishing in check....
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Major Review of Australian Fisheries Management
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, has today (11 September) announced a major review of Australian fisheries policy...
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