It has been six months since I started as the AFMA-SETFIA Liaison Officer, based at SETFIA’s office in the beautiful port of Lakes Entrance.  This position was created in 2015 by AFMA and SETFIA to help develop and work on projects that benefit both industry and AFMA. The saying goes that time flies when you […]

A study commissioned by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) on people’s attitude to seafood consumption found 75% of Australians said they want sustainably sourced, traceable, seafood. This is great news for Australian fisheries because we outcompete imported fish on product traits like sustainability, traceability, food safety and freshness. So here are five reasons to eat […]

SETFIA is committed to sustainable fishing practices  so members continually work to minimise their environmental impact while catching fresh fish for Australians.  This work includes minimising interactions with seabirds.  An interaction is any contact between the vessel and a seabird that causes injury, death or distress. In 2014 SETFIA secured Australian Government funding to trial a […]

SETFIA congratulates New Zealand on the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of three of its largest orange roughy fisheries, following a lengthy and rigorous assessment process. This achievement is a testament to the New Zealand seafood industry and the Department of Primary Industry’s heavy investment in rebuilding the orange roughy stocks over the last 20 […]

SETFIA believes that training and development is of critical importance in achieving our strategic goals. The Association has run two courses called Implement and Monitor Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices (SFIEMS301A) and Manage and Control Fishing Operations (SFIFISH402c). 121 qualifications were issued to trawl fishermen and 160 fishers from other fisheries. Both courses were TAFE accredited […]

Indonesia aims to increase wealth from seafood by reducing illegal fishing (including destructive fishing practices such as dynamiting for fish) and improving the return from seafood product (fishing and aquaculture) by better cold chain management and market development. Dr Paul McShane (Global Marine Resource Management pty ltd) has led several programs engaging with Indonesian agencies […]