Sustainable fishing practices protect our future

Welcome to the South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association website.

The South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association (SETFIA) was incorporated in 1990. It is a not for profit with the stated purpose in the company's constitution being “To promote and protect the interests of members in all forms particularly within the Commonwealth Trawl Sector and shared fisheries.”

The South East Trawl Fishery is technically known as the Commonwealth Trawl Sector of the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (SESSF). It stretches from Barrenjoey Point (north of Sydney) southwards around Tasmania to Cape Jervis in South Australia, where it abuts the Great Australian Bight Trawl Sector. To the north, the South East Trawl adjoins the East Coast Deepwater Trawl Sector.

We often field questions from interested members of the community, industry groups and the media about trawling. We share with you answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, and welcome you to reach out to us if you have any further questions.

Browse our resources

You can look up published Research articles, Media releases, and government Submissions by navigating through the Resources menu on this website.

Browse our blog

You can read our published Blog articles, as well as older articles filed under the Archives section (please note these articles may no longer be current and are provided in good faith).

Reach out to SETFIA

Send us your comments and enquiries today.