29 06, 2017

Market – White Spot

2017-06-29T13:48:01+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Market|

In addition to being entrenched in consultation and extension activities relating to White Spot, the ACPF made submissions to the ‘Parliamentary Inquiry into the biosecurity risks associated with the importation of seafood and seafood products (including uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn meat) into Australia’ and the  ‘Review of the circumstances leading to the 2017 suspension [...]

29 06, 2017

ACPF Board – LAP Campaign

2017-06-29T13:08:27+00:00 June 29th, 2017|ACPF, Love Australian Prawns Campaign|

The board formed key agreements at the May Board meeting in relation to the Love Australian Prawns Campaign included: That 2017-18 should the retain the same focus as held throughout the campaign i.e. to make prawns ‘special’ That the campaign should continue to steer away from engaging in public WSD response (or associating LAP with WSD [...]

29 06, 2017

ACPF Board – White Spot Meeting

2017-06-29T13:02:35+00:00 June 29th, 2017|ACPF|

The ACPF Board met in March 2017 to discuss White Spot. Of note the March meeting discussed and developed a policy position in response to White Spot as follows: Government and all sectors of industry should work toward the aim of declaring Australian WSSV free ACPF will work with FRDC to commission research to inform [...]

29 06, 2017

Bycatch and Trawl Efficiency

2017-06-29T12:56:43+00:00 June 29th, 2017|RD&E|

Rarely do fishers from around the country get together in one room and talk about how trawl gear can be adapted to suit fishing conditions and to exclude unwanted species  however representatives from all prawn fishing jurisdictions met at a workshop in Sydney in February to do just that. The purpose of the workshop was [...]

29 06, 2017

Love Australian Prawn campaign achievements 2016/17

2017-06-29T14:26:27+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Love Australian Prawns Campaign|

More happened to change market conditions for Australian Prawns in the last six months than in the last decade, with the White Spot outbreak devastating farms and rippling through Queensland’s South East wild catch sector. View the report for a fantastic snapshot of the campaign Throughout, the 2016/17 Love Australian Prawns Campaign continued to pursue and [...]

29 06, 2017

Love Australian Prawns 2017/18 Campaign Plans

2017-06-29T14:29:16+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Love Australian Prawns Campaign|

The Love Australian Prawns campaign has big plans for its 5th year including branching out into the food service sector and working with chefs to create demand for Australian prawns; working with independent retailers and supermarkets to expand our consumer reach; creating education tools to help staff behind all seafood counters know more about our products; and keeping up [...]