Fish Stocks

Eastern Orange Roughy 2016 Survey and Biomass Report23rd February 2018

CSIRO have released the report on the biomass of orange roughy in the eastern zone.  Read the executive summary and download the full report below.   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Based on the 2016 acoustic surveys the biomass of spawning orange roughy on the grounds at 38 kHz and 120 kHz ranges from 24 000 (CV 0.12) to 29 600 (CV 0.22) tonnes for observation or process error a...

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Are There Several Blue-eye Stocks?9th March 2017

By Dr Alan Williams CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Hobart Grilled with garlic, oven baked, or lightly pan fried with a hint of lemon, blue-eye trevalla is one of Australia’s premium fish, and an iconic fish species for commercial fishers and seafood lovers alike!  Given its popularity, it’s then surprising to realise the extent of the knowledge gaps for blue-eye in Australia...

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New Zealand Orange Roughy achieves MSC certification14th December 2016

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 Industr...

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2016 Roughy Survey Shows Continued Recovery7th December 2016

Under contract to SETFIA, Tasmania’s CSIRO has completed another survey on two features known as St Patrick's and St Helen's off eastern Tasmania where roughy aggregate to spawn. St Helen's Hill is typical of a roughy hill being a conical seamount rising from a depth of 1,100m to 600m.  This is the 5th acoustic survey in the Eastern Zone since 2006. CSIRO use an acoustic optical system or A...

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