NEWS for Fish Stocks

Are SET boats fishing efficiently?17th November 2017

Australian fisheries, including the South East Trawl Fishery (SETF), are recognised as some of the best managed in the world. Restrictions on the amount of fish that can be caught, the total number of boats that can fish, the type of gear that can be used and sustainable quotas ensure that fish stocks are exploited sustainably However, the efficient utilisation of resources associated with fish...

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What’s an otilith?17th November 2017

Otoliths are hard, calcium carbonate structures located directly behind the brain of bony fishes. Sometime also referred to as ‘ear stones’, they are used by fish for hearing and balance and help the fish know which way is up. Otoliths range in size from one-tenth of an inch to one inch long and are found in the heads of all fishes except sharks, lampreys and rays. There are three types of ...

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Austral Fisheries win Banksia award17th November 2017

SETFIA member Austral Fisheries have won the Banksia Foundation’s 2017 Small to Medium Business Sustainability Leadership Award, for their work within the Australian fisheries landscape over the past 20 years.  Their work in Australia’s Northern Prawn and sub-Antarctic fisheries is explained in this video....

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Snappcess!17th November 2017

The Melbourne tea tree bloom in the first week of November signals the start of snapper season - Victorian recreational anglers flood boat ramps seeking big reds. Snapper has been a small part of the South East Trawl (SET) Fishery’s catch for more than 100 years and some by-catch is an unavoidable part of the sector’s 10,000+ tonne catch of other species. There is also a separate State...

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