May has been a big month for the South East Trawl Fishery with 95% of the otter board trawl vessels installing bird bafflers.  Bird bafflers use brightly coloured droppers that hang off the metal boom arms and backbone of rope. The droppers are typically made from orange or red pipe hose or sometimes even rope.   There […]

8 May 2017.  For immediate release. With the 2017-18 Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (SESSF) fishing season starting last week, the South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association (SETFIA) and the Great Australian Bight Industry Association (GABIA) are pleased to see the start of new seabird mitigation arrangements. Following an industry led initiative, the Australian […]