Odd Spot

The 2014 Oil and Gas Season in Review11th August 2014

Fishermen share the fishery with companies that hold leases to explore for, and extract, oil and gas. SETFIA's policy on the oil and gas industry is that we love their product, want to act like good neighbours but expect the oil and gas proponent to understand who fishes where, when and how the effects of their activities on the fishing industry might be lessened. The oil and gas exploration Act s...

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Why the fish naming standard must be legislated?25th July 2014

The brown lump of fish to the left is probably a large shark like a Mako Shark, Thresher Shark or Bronze Whaler but was allegedly sold to a Victorian cafe by a Victorian licensed fishermen as gummy shark (the true image of which is pictured on the right). The Association believes that consumers have the right to understand the seafood they are eating and that the entire industry risks losing th...

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Mangrove Jack caught in Eden11th July 2014

This is the second unusual catch for the Eden trawl vessel Imlay, in February they extended the known range of the Queen Snapper by catching one in Eden. This time they have caught what they believe to be a Mangrove Jack (Lutjanus argentimaculatus) while fishing from Eden on NSW's south coast. ...

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A global perspective on a local industry: Globalised Seafood Markets and Our Current Position in Them22nd May 2014

By Wayne Dredge, Nuffield scholarship recipient. While in New York recently I visited the second largest seafood market in the world, New Fulton Fish Market. It was Easter week so I was dismayed, although not surprised, to discover not one item from Australia. I counted thirty nine represented countries with an extraordinary range of products that ranged from bulk wholesale com...

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