21 12, 2017

National Seafood Industry Leadership Program (NSILP) 2018

December 21st, 2017|Research|

ACPF is nominating two candidates from the wild catch prawn industry for consideration to participate in the 2018 National Seafood Industry Leadership Program as part of ACPF’s People Development program.  If successful, nominees are supported with a $3,000 bursary to attend the 3 residentials in 2018.

21 12, 2017

Market 2017

December 21st, 2017|Market|

Heading into Christmas 2017, we see demand for wild catch Australian prawns as strong as ever, having weathered White Spot closures in SE Qld, seemingly overcome the “wait and see before buying again” concern of 1 in 20 Australians in July in response to White Spot, and surviving the recommencement of prawn importation in July 2017. The [...]

21 12, 2017

INTO 2018

December 21st, 2017|ACPF|

2018 is shaping up to be another busy year for the ACPF and we look forward to working with you all again to further the interests of the ACPF and its members in the coming year. Key activities will include the LAP campaign branching into the food service sector, extension on bycatch and energy efficiency [...]

21 12, 2017

Love Australian Prawns Campaign

December 21st, 2017|Love Australian Prawns Campaign|

Thank you to all campaign supporters for your ongoing commitment and funding contributions for the 2018 campaign. Watch the video below for a video summary of campaign achievements to date and 2018 plans. With ‘hot off the press’ material now with seafood retailers and co-logoed wine bottles available in store, the next items in production are [...]

3 11, 2017

Love Australian Prawns Campaign Update

November 3rd, 2017|Love Australian Prawns Campaign|

The Love Australian Prawns campaign has been commissioning work for its 2017-18 plan. Photography and recipes were commissioned for the spring campaign and for release to retailers. A video series for chefs is under construction and wine bottles co-logoed with Love Australian Prawns are in production. The ACPF welcomes Queensland Seafood Marketing Authority and Victoria [...]

3 11, 2017

Program for next generation leaders – Applications open 2018

November 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

Catch innovation – calling fishers who have a problem to solve

November 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Up to $4000 is provided each year for a fisher to investigate a problem (eg bycatch solutions, on-board processing, social licence, etc) as part of ACPF’s People development budget. There's no intention to exclude the wise and seasoned, but the offer is aimed at next generation fishers with ideas to test! ACPF is calling for [...]

3 11, 2017

Market Update

November 3rd, 2017|Market|

The news in October that there have been no more positive white spot results in SE Qld is not only a ray of hope for affected fisherman but should also make its way through to consumers and restore confidence. Of the 1000 Australians surveyed in June for FRDC consumer research, around 5% of Australians reported [...]

3 11, 2017

Research Development and Extension Update

November 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 [...]

3 11, 2017

Organisation Update

November 3rd, 2017|ACPF|

ACPF RD&E meeting: 15 ACPF members attended the RD&E meeting in person or by phone on Wednesday 27th September 2017 in Sydney. Key topics included a summary of RD&E investments to date including concepts under construction, community engagement advice presented by Futureye, and the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources presented work underway to attempt [...]