Fish Stocks

New Zealand Orange Roughy achieves MSC certification14th December 2016

SETFIA congratulates New Zealand on the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of three of its largest orange roughy fisheries, following a lengthy and rigorous assessment process. This achievement is a testament to the New Zealand seafood industry and the Department of Primary Industr...

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2016 Roughy Survey Shows Continued Recovery7th December 2016

Under contract to SETFIA, Tasmania’s CSIRO has completed another survey on two features known as St Patrick's and St Helen's off eastern Tasmania where roughy aggregate to spawn. St Helen's Hill is typical of a roughy hill being a conical seamount rising from a depth of 1,100m to 600m.  This is the 5th acoustic survey in the Eastern Zone since 2006. CSIRO use an acoustic optical system or A...

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Why is the East Australian Current Behaving so Badly?18th October 2016

The East Australian Current (EAC) is a flow of water that is formed from the South Equatorial Current crossing the Coral Sea and reaching the eastern coast of Australia off Queensland. As the South Equatorial Current hits the Australian coast it divides forming the southward flow of the EAC. ...

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Searching for school shark pups in South Australia20th July 2016

Matt McMillan is a PhD candidate working on school shark (Galeorhinus galeus) at the University of Adelaide. He needs your help to find school shark pupping grounds that may exist in South Australian waters. School shark numbers declined in the 1990s and conservative total allowable catches (TACs) have been set to help them recover. School shark are no longer targeted by commercial fishers and ...

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