18 10, 2018

Proving prawn provenance by their trace metals

2018-10-18T12:01:40+00:00 October 18th, 2018|RD&E|

Trace metal profiles plotted. Source Certain International, September 2018 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 [...]

18 10, 2018

Making community links

2018-10-18T11:33:47+00:00 October 18th, 2018|ACPF|

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 2019. SIA’s Pledge is aimed at identifying issues of importance and providing a commitment to the [...]

18 10, 2018

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

2018-10-18T11:53:37+00:00 October 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, they [...]

18 10, 2018

Bycatch Reduction / Catch Efficiency Workshops UPDATE

2018-10-18T11:01:02+00:00 October 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 mesh panel,  [...]

17 10, 2018

NSILP 2018 – Plastic Free Fish

2018-10-17T17:17:24+00:00 October 17th, 2018|ACPF|

Adrianne Laird, with Plastic Free Fish team members in the National Seafood Industry Leadership Program (NSILP) 2018, and in partnership with OceanWatch Australia, is calling on the Australian Seafood Industry to take the pledge to help reduce plastic waste going to landfill and the aquatic environment. Every year around 8 million metric tonnes of plastic are dumped into the [...]

18 09, 2018

NSILP Seafood PROUDuctions – Prawn Fishing, Spencer Gulf King Prawns

2018-09-18T12:16:09+00:00 September 18th, 2018|ACPF|

Ashley Lukin, 3rd generation prawn fisherman from Spencer Gulf, has produced an insight into the day in the life of a prawn fisher with fellow team mates as part of the National Seafood Industry Leadership Program (NSILP) 2018. Both the ACPF and Spencer Gulf & West Coast Prawn Fisherman's Association have recognised Ashley Lukin's [...]

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 [...]