NEWS for Fish Stocks

Call for EOI: Vessels to assist in testing modified trawl gear to improve efficiency8th February 2021

Call for EOI - ground gear experiments...

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CSIRO Release 2019 Eastern Orange Roughy Spawning Biomass Report16th July 2020

An AOS survey completed in winter 2019 found that there were 42,600 tonnes of adult fish spawning on two hills in the eastern zone.  Immature, non-spawning and southern fish were not surveyed and are additional to this. ...

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Victoria’s recreational licence review – will 40% of anglers be left to carry the cost?13th August 2019

Why all Victorian recreational fishers should be licensed More than 50% of Victorian adult recreational fishers are unlicensed, thanks to a generous suite of exemptions.  These privileges date back to a time when governments met the full cost of the State's recreational fisheries program and an inland fishing licence funded some extra benefits. Licence exemptions are now re...

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Fishing industry providing shark samples for assessments16th April 2019

Four years ago, AFMA installed cameras on gillnet vessels targeting sharks in the south-east fishery to monitor dolphin and sea-lion interactions. However, a consequence of doing this was that human observers were removed from these vessels.  These observers collected data on interactions with dolphins and seals but also collected lengths and vertebrae, which are used to age sharks.  These ...

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