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Eating fish . . .it’s not a guilty pleasure25th August 2016

Preliminary estimates in the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2016 report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) show that people are eating more than twice as much fish as they did in the 1960s. The average world per capita apparent fish consumption was 9.9 kg in the 1960s and preliminary estimates indicate it will exceed 20 kg i...

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Fish of the day: The Moonfish22nd August 2016

The Moonfish (Lampris guttatus) sometimes called an Opah, is a large discoid (disk like) and deeply keeled fish with an attractive form and a conspicuous coloration. They can reach a maximum length of 2 m and weight of 270 kg. ...

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Fish of the Day: Cookie Cutter Shark20th July 2016

Today’s fish of the day is Isistius brasiliensis, the Cookie-cutter shark. ...

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New Industry Liaison Officer20th July 2016

Danait Ghebrezgabhier has been appointed as the new AFMA-SETFIA Liaison Officer. Her arrival follows Andrew Trappett’s departure after a successful 15 month tenure. Danait has worked at AFMA since 2009, has come from a zoology background and has experience working in compliance planning, research administration and several fisheries.  She is currently studying towards a Masters of App...

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