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  • Fishing industry providing shark samples for assessments
  • Four years ago, AFMA installed cameras on gillnet vessels targeting sharks in the south-east fishery to monitor dolphin and sea-lion interactions. However, a consequence of doing this was that human observers were removed from these vessels.  These observers collected data on interactions with d...

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  • Australia Post recognises sustainability of South-East Target Fish Stocks
  • REPRODUCED FROM AUSTRALIA POST WEBSITE Sustainable fishing means keeping fishing activity to a level that allows it to continue indefinitely, maintaining the integrity of ecosystems where fishing occurs, and using non-destructive, wild-capture fishing techniques. Australia rates highly on an i...

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  • A wake-up call for recreational fishing in Australia
  • By Ross Winstanley* Recreational fishing in Australia faces an interesting challenge: a recent decline in the community's view of its sustainability.  While community perceptions of commercial fishing's sustainability sit at a lower level, the industry has invested heavily - and with some succes...

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  • Health and wellbeing in the fishing industry
  • By Tanya King  Senior  Lecturer In Anthropology, Deakin University In 2017 many of you would have been invited to complete a survey on health, wellbeing, safety and resilience, as part of the FRDC-funded project, Sustainable Fishing Families. The report of this project has recently been rele...

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  • Flake Fake Cops a Battering
  • The Southern Shark Industry Alliance (SSIA) represents operators and quota holders in the Commonwealth managed gillnet, hook and trap (GHaT) sector, a sector in the larger fishery that also encompasses the trawl fishery.  SSIA recently wrote to a large number of fish and chip shops across Australia...

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