The results of a survey of the spawning biomass of orange roughy off eastern Tasmania have just been released.   Under contract to SETFIA the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) surveyed St Patrick’s Head and St Helen’s Hill off eastern Tasmania in July 2016 where orange roughy aggregate to spawn. CSIRO use an […]

By Ross Winstanley* Victorian seafood consumers are paying the cost of a political winner-take-all approach to bay and inlet fish resource allocation.  Victoria’s major parties have abandoned commitments to consumers’ right to access local bay and inlet species through the commercial supply chain. In Australian inshore fisheries, defining fair shares among competing interests has challenged […]

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has announced that it will be expanding its presence in Lakes Entrance by opening a regional office in early 2018. AFMA, in conjunction with SETFIA, has been trialling a full time Liaison officer based in Lakes Entrance since 2015, working directly with South East Trawl operators on a daily basis. […]