15 02, 2017

ACPF Organisation & Dates

2017-04-27T00:46:32+00:00 February 15th, 2017|ACPF|

Thanks again to all members for their partnership and input in 2016. 2016 was marked by re-organisation, the development of the ACPF/FRDC IPA and our 5 year Strategic and RD& E Plans and approval of the first projects under ACPF’s 2016-2020 RD&E plan. Planning for 2017 has already begun as follows: 22 March 2017 [...]

15 02, 2017

Catch Innovation Kon’s Covered Fisheyes

2017-04-27T00:43:37+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Innovation|

Kon’s Covered Fisheyes installed in the net of a vessel in the Northern Prawn Fishery has reduced bycatch by up to 40%, with less than 2% prawn loss and is set to halve on-board processing time. Skipper Jamie Ball, who trialled it in June and November, tipped it as having the same far reaching [...]

15 02, 2017

RD&E Project – Trace element profiles

2017-04-27T00:36:56+00:00 February 15th, 2017|RD&E, Research|

1. Project to investigate the use of trace element profiles to substantiate provenance for the Australian prawn industry. ACPF is partnering with Australian Prawn Farmers’ Association to “Investigate the use of trace element profiles to substantiate provenance for the Australian prawn industry.” The origin of food can be established by its profile of trace [...]

13 02, 2017

Love Australian Prawns campaign

2017-04-27T00:26:45+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Love Australian Prawns Campaign, Seafood Retailers|

470 seafood retailers have just received all the ‘Love Australian Prawns’ collateral they need to boost Australian prawn sales this summer. Consumers love recipes and any excuse to eat prawns. In 2016, we gave consumers what they wanted including 25 new recipes with mouth watering photography and campaigns run through Woolworths and social media [...]

13 02, 2017

Market 2016

2017-04-27T00:22:08+00:00 February 13th, 2017|ACPF, Market|

The recent detection of White Spot Disease (WSD) in several South Qld prawn farms and in wild prawns in the Logan River - a first for Australia - has resulted in restrictions being placed on transhipment of some products by Western Australia and New South Wales. Apart from French Polynesia which bans imports from [...]