NEWS for Fish Stocks

Australia Post recognises sustainability of South-East Target Fish Stocks14th March 2019

REPRODUCED FROM AUSTRALIA POST WEBSITE Sustainable fishing means keeping fishing activity to a level that allows it to continue indefinitely, maintaining the integrity of ecosystems where fishing occurs, and using non-destructive, wild-capture fishing techniques. Australia rates highly on an international sc...

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A wake-up call for recreational fishing in Australia22nd February 2019

By Ross Winstanley* Recreational fishing in Australia faces an interesting challenge: a recent decline in the community's view of its sustainability.  While community perceptions of commercial fishing's sustainability sit at a lower level, the industry has invested heavily - and with some success - in maintaining public support.  It would be risky for recreational fishing to ignore the curren...

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Health and wellbeing in the fishing industry22nd February 2019

By Tanya King  Senior  Lecturer In Anthropology, Deakin University In 2017 many of you would have been invited to complete a survey on health, wellbeing, safety and resilience, as part of the FRDC-funded project, Sustainable Fishing Families. The report of this project has recently been released and the results are confronting, highlighting poor health out...

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Flake Fake Cops a Battering14th February 2019

The Southern Shark Industry Alliance (SSIA) represents operators and quota holders in the Commonwealth managed gillnet, hook and trap (GHaT) sector, a sector in the larger fishery that also encompasses the trawl fishery.  SSIA recently wrote to a large number of fish and chip shops across Australia. The letter explained to these selected shops that the Au...

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