Management

A glass house called accountability and reforms Australia desperately needs16th January 2015

In undertaking a 2014 Nuffield Scholarship I have so far traveled to seventeen countries researching resource management practices, commercial fishing techniques and the legislative processes in place that govern the two. These three things are linked when considering how best to regulate an industry that extracts from a self-replenishing resource to ensure that extraction never surpasses that-whi...

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A+ for large trawlers in the small pelagic fishery22nd December 2014

Two years after the Ministers of Environment and Fisheries imposed a temporary ban on the use of large scale freezer trawlers in the SPF, an Expert Panel has produced a report that gives a cautious green light to fishing. The Panel found that these vessels should be managed in a precautionary, risk-based way - effectively the approach that is already used by AFMA. The Harvest Strategy for the S...

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Cooked seafood one step closer to being properly labelled22nd December 2014

A Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee has reported on the current requirements for labelling of seafood. The Committee's terms of reference included whether the current seafood labelling requirements: provide consumers with sufficient information to make informed choices, including choices based on sustainability and provenance preferences, w...

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An end to Victorian caught inshore fish?28th November 2014

The Victorian Government has announced it will buyback commercial fishing net licenses in Port Phillip Bay within 10 years, and pledged $20 million to begin the process if it is re-elected. The State Opposition followed announcing a similar scheme within days of the Government's announcement. SETFIA understands that the Victorian Coalition Government was pushed into urgent action when it discov...

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