3 07, 2019

Bycatch Innovation – Episode 1: Fuel costs and bycatch reduction

2019-07-05T16:22:17+11:00July 3rd, 2019|ACPF, Bycatch Innovation, Research, Trawl Efficiency|

Bycatch and Trawl Efficiency Series How fuel costs could be reduced by >30% and bycatch by >90% As part of the ACPF and FRDC funded project to explain bycatch reduction and trawl efficiency research results in fisheries, Steve Keneally, Matt Broadhurst and Steve Eayrs share options to reduce bycatch and trawl [...]

2 07, 2019

On-board processing efficiency

2019-07-03T00:57:41+11:00July 2nd, 2019|On Board Processing|

Kaj Christensen, Managing Director & Partner of KM Fish Machinery, Denmark will be visiting Australian fisheries in October and advising of onboard processing efficiency options. A three year long project aiming to help fishers to improve on-board processing and packaging efficiency is set to begin. Using a range of different vessel sizes and [...]

20 12, 2018

Government funding package for bait prawn fishers caught in SEQld White Spot zone

2018-12-21T10:01:15+11:00December 20th, 2018|Government Funding, White Spot Disease|

On Friday 14 December, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a $5 million package over three years to be shared among local organisations to relieve costs of keeping Australia free of White Spot. Queensland’s continuing efforts to control and contain White Spot mean uncooked prawns, including those used for bait, are unable to be moved [...]

31 10, 2018

Catch innovation – FishEX 70

2018-10-31T10:39:41+11:00October 31st, 2018|Innovation|

Austral Fisheries FishEX 70 The NPF trialled Austral Fisheries’ FishEX 70, a modification of Kon’s Covered Fisheyes, in this year’s banana prawn season with AFMA scientific observers.  The FishEX 70 is a single device set at 65 meshes from the codend drawstrings while the Kon’s Covered Fisheye is a double device. Scientific trial [...]

30 10, 2018

Organisation Updates

2018-10-30T15:33:07+11:00October 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 [...]

30 10, 2018

Prawn Broodstock Importation Risks

2018-10-30T11:39:24+11:00October 30th, 2018|ACPF|

The ACPF provided a submission to the Australian Government (Department of the Environment and Energy) in response to the ProAqua P/L’s application to import specific pathogen free live Penaeus monodon broodstock from certified disease free hatcheries in Thailand or Hawaii into an Australian quarantine facility for breeding. ProAqua made the application as a means [...]

18 10, 2018

Proving prawn provenance by their trace metals

2018-10-30T01:23:26+11:00October 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

Making community links

2018-10-30T00:17:24+11:00October 18th, 2018|ACPF|

Ben Hale, Love Australian Prawn campaign manager presenting at QSMA Seafood Marketing Symposium A number of ACPF members participated in the Seafood Industry Australia (SIA)-led workshop on 27th September to develop a 'Pledge' to grow community acceptance of the Australian seafood industry. SIA will road test the Pledge across the industry in [...]

18 10, 2018

Fisher exchange – Shark Bay Crew Member Observers off to NPF Training Program

2018-10-31T10:40:25+11:00October 18th, 2018|ACPF|

Congratulations to Scott Clarke, Cristina Maccagnola and Alfan Ansori (Shark Bay Prawn Trawler Operators’ Association) who will receive a total of $4500 for their group to attend the NPF’s Crew Member Observer Program (CMOP) training in July 2019.  Scott, Cristina and Alfan are Shark Bay’s Crew Member Observers.  By being part of NPF’s training, [...]