Management

Productivity Commission Inquiry Announced11th January 2016

Just prior to Christmas, the Treasurer, the Honorable Scott Morrison, announced a Productivity Commission inquiry into the regulatory burden imposed on the Australian marine fisheries and aquaculture sectors.  The Association is highly supportive of this announcement given it coincided with AFMA’s proposal to increase cost recovered levies in the trawl fishery unde...

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Votes versus food security27th November 2015

In 2010, under a Labor Government, Fisheries Victoria engaged celebrity chef Neil Perry from the Rockpool Bar and Grill in Melbourne to narrate a video (screen shots to the left) called “SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD”.  The video explained the sustainability, science and cultural importance of the 150 year old commercial net fishery in Port Phil...

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AFMA release annual report for 2014/1519th November 2015

Extracted from AFMA's Annual Report 2011/15 The South Ea...

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Snapper under control16th October 2015

Snapper has been small part of the South East Trawl Fishery's catch for more than 100 years and is an unavoidable part of the sector's 10,000 tonne catch of other species. There is also a separate, healthy commercial snapper catch in Port Phillip Bay licenced by Victoria which catches around 130 tonnes. Snapper is an iconic recreational species with anglers in Victoria catching more than 500 tonne...

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