Environment

Austral Fisheries win Banksia award17th November 2017

SETFIA member Austral Fisheries have won the Banksia Foundation’s 2017 Small to Medium Business Sustainability Leadership Award, for their work within the Australian fisheries landscape over the past 20 years.  Their work in Australia’s Northern Prawn and sub-Antarctic fisheries is explained in this video....

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What’s a Zooplankton Hole?4th July 2017

A recent journal article in the Nature Ecology and Evolution journal titled, “Widely used seismic survey air gun operations negatively impact zooplankton” (Robert D. McCauley et al) investigated the effects of seismic surveys on zooplankton. Zooplankton underpin the health and productivity of global marine ecosystems.  ...

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Trawl fleet makes 1 May baffler deadline19th May 2017

The 2017-18 fishing season started on 1 May and the newsletter can report that all board trawl vessels made the deadline to have new and improved seabird mitigations in place. Seabirds are attracted to fishing vessels by the sight and smell of fish and fish offal.  They can be injured or killed when they collide with the cables (known as warps) used to tow trawl nets. In 2014, SETFIA receiv...

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$$Bucks for bafflers19th January 2017

SETFIA is committed to sustainable fishing practices  so members continually work to minimise their environmental impact while catching fresh fish for Australians.  This work includes minimising interactions with seabirds.  An interaction is any contact between the vessel and a seabird that causes injury, death or distress. In 2014 SETFIA secured Australian Government funding to trial a num...

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