Previous newsletter articles have explained how CSIRO’s acoustic optical system (AOS) surveys have found 30-48,000 tonnes of orange roughy on two hills east of Tasmania. Based on this, and within the context of the fishery’s harvest strategy, ¬†the AFMA Commission has now set the eastern roughy total allowable catch (TAC) at 465 tonnes and the […]

In March last year the newsletter reported on a project that aimed to reduce seal interactions with trawlers. The project was supported by AFMA through funding from the Australian Government and ExxonMobil Australia. Reducing the chance of seal interactions is a logical step for the fishery which is actively working to improve its sustainability. Seals […]

The Association applauds industry leaders Con and Theodore Patsiotis, from the Australian Seafood Fish and Chippery in North Coburg who have publically called for country of origin labelling laws for cooked fish. The Australian Seafood Fish and Chippery was recently ranked as one Melbourne’s top 10 fish and chip shops. There are already laws in […]

In 2004, the Australian and Queensland governments increased protection of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) closing 117,000 km2 of the reef to commercial fishing inside the Great Barrier Reef marine park. A report by four fisheries scientists explains that the Australian and Queensland governments supported the creation of the parks in the belief that the […]

15 February 2015. For immediate release. The South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association (SETFIA) welcomes the article in today’s Sydney Morning Herald in which Fish and Chip industry leaders Con and Theodore Patsiotis, from the Australian Seafood Fish and Chippery in North Coburg, called for country of origin labelling laws for cooked fish. The Australian […]

Eden is an important port in the South-East Trawl Fishery. However, south-west gales cause significant damage to recreational and commercial vessels in the port. Recognising this, the NSW State Government, Commonwealth Government and Bega Valley Shire Council have announced they will spend $25m on a wave attenuator, the extension of the breakwater wharf for cruise […]

The frilled shark (Chlamydoselachus¬†anguineus) gains its name from its six pairs of frill like gills. It is one of two remaining species of this ancient family which dates back 80 million years. It has a wide but patchy distribution in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans on the outer and upper continental slope, generally near the […]