Who is SETFIA?

About us

Who is SETFIA?

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.”

Our purpose

SETFIA is predominately a supply-based organisation. Members includes fishers, quota owners, fish markets, processors and firms that sell fish. Membership is voluntary with members paying a fee proportional to the volume of trawl caught fish that they catch, own, handle, process or sell.

The Association's goals are to work with fishers, the fishery manager AFMA, other government departments and assessment scientists to set accurate total allowable catches (TACs), invest cost-recovered levies well, and ensure access to fishing grounds.