30 10, 2018

Organisation Updates

2018-10-30T15:33:07+00:00October 30th, 2018|ACPF, RD&E|

The ACPF Members and RD&E forums and 2018 AGM took place in Brisbane on 26th September with 15 members participating, either in person or by video link. Forum updates included a progress and investment report against the ACPF Strategic & RD & E plans, trace metals profiles, national SeSafe project, bycatch reduction/trawl efficiency project [...]

18 10, 2018

Proving prawn provenance by their trace metals

2018-10-30T01:23:26+00:00October 18th, 2018|RD&E|

Prawn samples covering all of Australia’s major fishing and aquaculture areas will be analysed by Source Certain International (SCI)* for their identifying trace metal profiles by mid 2019. The database of trace metal profiles aims to provide the industry with the ability to prove provenance and product integrity. The technical ability to prove a [...]

18 10, 2018

Bycatch Reduction / Catch Efficiency Workshops UPDATE

2018-10-30T00:06:50+00:00October 18th, 2018|Innovation, RD&E|

UPDATE: 18 October 2018 Port meetings continue in prawn fisheries to explain techniques for greater bycatch reduction and improved catch efficiency as part of the ACPF bycatch extension project.  Common interest was expressed by our members on 26th September in : a) examining Kon’s Covered Fisheye and/or the FishEX 70 compared to the square [...]

6 04, 2018

Bycatch Reduction / Catch Efficiency Workshops UPDATE

2018-10-18T10:59:33+00:00April 6th, 2018|Innovation, RD&E|

UPDATE: 14 July 2018 Australia’s prawn fisheries’ ongoing commitment to a more targeted and efficient catch is not just better for the industry’s profitability but earns it respect amongst the community. As part of a national project to explain and adapt techniques for greater bycatch reduction and improved catch efficiency in each fishery, seven workshops [...]

3 11, 2017

Program for next generation leaders – Applications open 2018

2017-11-08T13:19:00+00:00November 3rd, 2017|RD&E|

The National Seafood Industry Leadership Program 2018 (NSILP 2018) is the leadership platform being delivered through funding from the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) and developed, managed and delivered by Rural Training Initiatives P/L. The NSILP 2018 is the only national industry specific leadership program for the Australian seafood industry and was designed in [...]

3 11, 2017

Research Development and Extension Update

2017-11-03T16:41:19+00:00November 3rd, 2017|RD&E|

Snapshot With research commitments spanning on-water, through the supply chain and at point of sale, ACPF is on track to bring more results to fishers via the 2016-2020 RD&E Industry Partnership Agreement (IPA) with FRDC. 30% of our way through the IPA we are also close to having 30% of Research, Development and Extension funds [...]

29 06, 2017

Bycatch and Trawl Efficiency

2017-06-29T12:56:43+00:00June 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 [...]

15 02, 2017

RD&E Project – Trace element profiles

2017-04-27T00:36:56+00:00February 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 [...]