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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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Lost buoy finds its way home17th June 2016

SETFIA member Wayne Cheers  was recently out seining for flathead 50 kilometers east of Lakes Entrance (Victoria) and was stumped when his gear tangled with a strange plastic yellow device floating freely on the surface . Wayne retrieved the barnacle encrusted plastic cone and set out to find why a black cylinder attached to it was beeping with a flashing red light. After some investigation,...

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