Management

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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What happens when commercial fishing ends?26th November 2014

In 2001 NSW introduced a recreational fishing fee that generated revenue for the Government. Some of this revenue was used to remove commercial fishing and create a "Recreational Fishing Haven" in the Tuross Lake. A report by the NSW Department of Primary Industries aimed to estimate the recreational fishing effort and harvest in the Lake, to see if there had been a change in this effort and catch...

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