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SETFIA highly commended for environmental practice4th March 2013

22 August, 2011. For immediate release. South East Trawl fishermen have been recognised for their work in improving their performance while operating in the marine environment. Their work has been highly commended in the Excellence in Environmental Practice category at this year's Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards. Simon Boag, the South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association's (S...

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No fisheries driver for marine parks4th March 2013

14 June, 2012. For immediate release. Following Minister Burke's announcement on the national network of marine parks including the new Jervis Bay marine park in southern NSW, SETFIA's CEO Simon Boag commented: "There is already a network of 13 marine parks in south eastern Australia which combined with other fisheries closures have seen 85% of the fishery closed to trawling. The trawl fleet i...

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The fishermen of Australia are our true conservationists4th March 2013

12 July, 2012. For immediate release. SETFIA met with the Leader of the Federal Opposition, Mr Tony Abbott yesterday at the Melbourne Seafood Centre (the Melbourne Fish Market). In a press conference that followed Mr Abbtot summarised the state of Australia's fisheries perfectly. In response to a question about marine parks he stated, "Australia's fisheries are the best managed fisheries in th...

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Australian fisheries in great shape4th March 2013

11 December, 2012. For immediate release. Today the Australian Government released the first ever snapshot on the status of major Australian commercial fish stocks. The report found that Australian fisheries are healthy and well managed. Only a tiny fraction of the 150 stocks reviewed were found to be "overfished". All Australians can now be assured that if they eat Australian fish they are mak...

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