NEWS for Fish Stocks

Six months on20th February 2017

It has been six months since I started as the AFMA-SETFIA Liaison Officer, based at SETFIA’s office in the beautiful port of Lakes Entrance.  This position was created in 2015 by AFMA and SETFIA to help develop and work on projects that benefit both industry and AFMA. The saying goes that time flies when you are having fun - well I must be having a blast because the last six months have blit...

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Time to Recognise Seafood Consumers as Stakeholders14th February 2017

By Ross Winstanley* In July this year, the 8th World Recreational Fishing Conference in Victoria, BC, will feature the theme Allocation issues in fisheries: recreational, commercial, aboriginal, subsistence and artisanal. As part of that discussion, I'm proposing to introduce a proposition that I've put forward in co-management and seafood industry forums and, most recently, in...

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Five reasons to eat fresh fish19th January 2017

A study commissioned by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) on people’s attitude to seafood consumption found 75% of Australians said they want sustainably sourced, traceable, seafood. This is great news for Australian fisheries because we outcompete imported fish on product traits like sustainability, traceability, food safety and freshness. So here are five reasons to eat more fresh Aus...

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$$Bucks for bafflers19th January 2017

SETFIA is committed to sustainable fishing practices  so members continually work to minimise their environmental impact while catching fresh fish for Australians.  This work includes minimising interactions with seabirds.  An interaction is any contact between the vessel and a seabird that causes injury, death or distress. In 2014 SETFIA secured Australian Government funding to trial a num...

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