Fish Stocks

Show your support for Port Phillip Bay fishers29th October 2015

In November, the Victorian Government will seek to ban commercial net fishing in Port Phillip Bay. This means Victorians will no longer have access to fresh, local and affordable seafood. Read more here: Save Bay Seafood To show your support for Port Phillip Bay commercial f...

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Whiting machine now filleting22nd October 2015

The Lakes Entrance Fisherman's Co-operative has invested in a fantastic new automated school whiting filleting machine. This machine was adapted from Scandinavian technology and at full speed can fillet three whiting a second. Dale Sumner, Co-op General Manager explained, "eastern school whiting is a large volume local species that for many years was packed whole and exported for processing ove...

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Snapper under control16th October 2015

Snapper has been small part of the South East Trawl Fishery's catch for more than 100 years and is an unavoidable part of the sector's 10,000 tonne catch of other species. There is also a separate, healthy commercial snapper catch in Port Phillip Bay licenced by Victoria which catches around 130 tonnes. Snapper is an iconic recreational species with anglers in Victoria catching more than 500 tonne...

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Fishing industry proposes roughy management15th April 2015

Previous newsletter articles have explained how CSIRO's acoustic optical system (AOS) surveys have found 30-48,000 tonnes of orange roughy on two hills east of Tasmania. Based on this, and within the context of the fishery's harvest strategy,  the AFMA Commission has now set the eastern roughy total allowable catch (TAC) at 465 tonnes and the southern roughy TAC at 66 tonnes. The challenge of ...

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