Environment

Trawl crew up-skill for the environment5th March 2013

Funded by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, SETFIA, in partnership with Fishwell Consulting and the South East Australian Maritime Education Centre has run a nationally accredited training course called Improved Environmental Work Practices. The courses were run in early 2011.  A steering committee including a representative from the Australian Marine Conservation Society set th...

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New technology aims to save seals5th March 2013

A new project aims to reduce seal interactions by shortening trawl fishing nets. SETFIA has established a project steering committee with representatives from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), SETFIA, Fishwell Consulting and the Phillip Island Nature Parks. The project is supported by AFMA through funding from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country initiative and E...

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Trawl fishermen win training award5th March 2013

SETFIA and the South East Maritime Education Centre (SEAMEC) have won the Seafood Industry Victoria's Seafood Industry Training Award for 2011. The award is recognition of the Improved Environmental Operations course completed by 82 South East Trawl fishermen. The award was presented to Richard Owen, SEAMEC's General Manager and Simon Boag, SETFIA's CEO by Victoria's Minister for Agriculture and F...

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Seabird management plans5th March 2013

SETFIA has supported the progression of an additional condition to the trawl fishing license. The new condition states that all trawl vessels must have, and work to, an approved seabird management plan (SMP). This new condition is effective from November 1 2012 this year. From that time South East Trawl vessels must work to approved SMP's or are in breach of their license conditions and a breach c...

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