14 07, 2018

SeSAFE Project

2018-07-14T16:58:32+00:00 July 14th, 2018|ACPF|

The SeSAFE project commenced in March 2018. It is funded by the FRDC, AMSA, and the commercial fishing industry. This initiative aims to raise safety awareness and improve safety performance in the Australian fishing and aquaculture industry. It also aims to increase awareness of Workplace Health and Safety Law relevant to the industry and clarify [...]

14 07, 2018

Prawn Fisher Exchange

2018-07-14T16:34:39+00:00 July 14th, 2018|ACPF|

The Australian Council of Prawn Fisheries (ACPF) provides up to $4000 to a fisher to investigate a problem (eg bycatch solutions, on-board processing, community acceptance/social license, etc) as part of ACPF’s People Development budget. ACPF is calling for fishers who have a prawn fishing problem to solve by Travelling to another prawn fishery, or another [...]

14 07, 2018

Catch Innovation THYson board by Thyborøn Trawldoor

2018-07-14T15:07:19+00:00 July 14th, 2018|Innovation|

A new otter board design from Danish company Thyborøn Trawldoor has been developed specifically for the prawn trawling industry. Test results showing a 10-20% fuel efficiency saving over the Bison board. The new board "THYson" has been tested/evaluated in both Danish and Australian flume tanks. It has had limited use (1-2 months) on NZ scampi gear [...]

14 07, 2018

Prawn Importation Risks

2018-07-14T14:39:23+00:00 July 14th, 2018|ACPF|

In June the Australian Government announced increased prawn importation requirements, clamping down on importer avoidance in the cooked and breaded, battered and crumbed (BBC) categories. Cooked prawns are to be subject to random seals intact inspections. The Government has proposed that BBC prawns are to be par-cooked from September. These tightening of prawn import loopholes [...]

14 07, 2018

Australian Prawn Price Trend 2018

2018-07-14T13:35:31+00:00 July 14th, 2018|Love Australian Prawns Campaign, Market|

MARKET NEWS Australian prawn prices are continuing their upward trend since the start of Love Australian Prawns in 2013 (1,2). With prices increasing by around 20% in the first 3 years of Love Australian Prawns (1) demand has increased in the higher income, no children households. 41.5% of prawns were consumed by high income households [...]