The ACPF & APFA were privileged to recognise the enormous contribution of Helen Jenkins to the Love Australian Prawns campaign at the Ridley Australian Prawn Farmers Symposium Gala Dinner on Wednesday 2 August. Pictured: ACPF Chair Annie Jarrett with Landline Host Pip Courtney, Helen Jenkins & APFA marketer Warren Lewis.
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 [...]
The 2017 ACPF AGM and a short presentation on our2017 achievements will be held from: 12 - 1:30pm Wednesday 27 September 1 Smail St, Ultimo, Sydney (just before the SIA meeting and Seafood Directions 2017 Welcome Reception). All ACPF members are encouraged to attend.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]