Management

Trawl management levies released19th April 2017

AFMA has just released their draft cost recovered levy proposal for 2017.  The latest levies will be recovered under a new cost recovery policy called the AFMA Cost Recovery Implementation Statement 2017 (CRIS2017). AFMA propose to recover $2.8m from industry in 2017 which includes $62,000 from fee-for-service activities such as the cost of processing paper log books that are invoiced to indu...

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How do Victorians want their fish?14th March 2017

By Ross Winstanley* In a previous article I advocated for the interests of domestic seafood consumers to be considered alongside those of recreational, commercial and indigenous fishers when resource allocation decisions are made. I used the current Victorian Government's phase-out of commercial net fishing in Port Phillip Bay as an example of what's happening around Australia ...

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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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Time to Recognise Seafood Consumers as Stakeholders14th February 2017

By Ross Winstanley* In July this year, the 8th World Recreational Fishing Conference in Victoria, BC, will feature the theme Allocation issues in fisheries: recreational, commercial, aboriginal, subsistence and artisanal. As part of that discussion, I'm proposing to introduce a proposition that I've put forward in co-management and seafood industry forums and, most recently, in...

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