Environment

Project Aims to Catch Clean Royal Red Prawns15th January 2014

Harrissons Dogfish and Southern Dogfish are part of a group of sharks called Upper-Slope Dogfish or Gulper Sharks. Over a number of years — in line with the objectives of the Fisheries Management Act — AFMA has put a series of closures in place to protect Gulper Shark. These closures are equivalent in area to about 25% of total Gulper Shark habitat available in the fishery. SETFIA has applied...

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Seabirds Smiling About Government Grant14th January 2014

14 January 2014, 9:30am. For immediate release. The South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association (SETFIA) is delighted to announce that it is the recipient of a $360,000 Australian Government grant. The Caring for our Country grant will be used to further reduce the low number of collisions that occur between seabirds and the cables used to tow trawl nets. Simon Boag, SETFIA's EO explain...

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Colbeck moves to protect industries from unfounded environmental allegations23rd September 2013

The Australian newspaper has reported that conservation groups seeking boycotts of products linked to alleged poor environmental practices may soon be liable for prosecution under consumer law. Parliamentary secretary for fishing and forestry Richard Colbeck told The Australian the move would prevent green groups from holding companies to ransom in their markets. "We'll be look...

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Fishermen follow up on environmental training12th September 2013

In 2009/10 SETFIA ran a series of two day courses held in four south-east Australian ports.   The courses were TAFE accredited and examined.  The curriculum aimed to build awareness of fisheries science and the harvest strategy, of customer expectations and how the Australian wild catch fishing industry is well plac...

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