NEWS for Fish Stocks

New Zealand Orange Roughy achieves MSC certification14th December 2016

SETFIA congratulates New Zealand on the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of three of its largest orange roughy fisheries, following a lengthy and rigorous assessment process. This achievement is a testament to the New Zealand seafood industry and the Department of Primary Indust...

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2016 Roughy Survey Shows Continued Recovery7th December 2016

Under contract to SETFIA, Tasmania’s CSIRO has completed another survey on two features known as St Patrick's and St Helen's off eastern Tasmania where roughy aggregate to spawn. St Helen's Hill is typical of a roughy hill being a conical seamount rising from a depth of 1,100m to 600m.  This is the 5th acoustic survey in the Eastern Zone since 2006. CSIRO use an acoustic optical system or A...

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$100,000 Reason to Complete OnLine Learning7th November 2016

SETFIA is offering all south east commercial fishermen the opportunity to undertake an online course on “Understanding Commonwealth Marine Reserves”.  The course is funded by Parks Australia and is specific to the South East Network of Protected Areas and it could potentially save you $100,000! The Brisbane Times reported that two years ago, a commercial fisherman caught what might be the ...

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Indonesia comes to SETFIA7th November 2016

Indonesia aims to increase wealth from seafood by reducing illegal fishing (including destructive fishing practices such as dynamiting for fish) and improving the return from seafood product (fishing and aquaculture) by better cold chain management and market development. Dr Paul McShane (Global Marine Resource Management pty ltd) has led several programs engaging with Indonesian agencies (Gove...

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