1 11, 2019

ACPF Organisation Update

2019-11-01T14:46:57+11:00November 1st, 2019|ACPF|

The ACPF Members and RD&E forums and 2019 AGM took place in Melbourne on 8-9th October with 15 members and observers in attendance. Presentations and lively discussion took place on topics ranging from: Planning for 2020-2025 Love Australian Prawns and the future market Prawn profiling Community engagement On-board safety Processing and packaging Animal welfare [...]

1 11, 2019

NSILP 2019 Graduates

2019-11-01T14:32:40+11:00November 1st, 2019|ACPF|

The ACPF congratulates our NSILP 2019 graduates Jodie Ford, NQ Trawling and Scott Razga, Sea-harvest (previously Mareterram) on completion of the National Seafood Industry Leadership Program (NSILP) and joining the NSILP Alumni. As well as participating in a challenging series of residentials, participants are required to finish a project that delivers on their team’s [...]

1 11, 2019

Love Australian Prawns Spring-Summer 2019

2019-11-01T14:25:04+11:00November 1st, 2019|ACPF|

Spring is a season of green shoots and green prawns as LAP kicks up activity for BBQ season. On-trend Pad Thai and other regionally inspired stir fries are being promoted through Woolworths stores and online, while Independent seafood retailers are busy pre-ordering LAP’s new 32 page Summer recipe books. A 20 recipe photo shoot [...]

1 11, 2019

Fisher Exchange 2019 Awarded

2019-11-01T13:05:08+11:00November 1st, 2019|ACPF, Bycatch Innovation|

NPF to test water flow around Tom’s Fisheye and Shark Bay to trial e-logs Awarded $4,000 each from ACPF’s ‘Fisher Exchange’ program, two projects aimed at solving a prawn fishing problem have been supported by ACPF as follows; NPF industry project to trial the Tom's Fisheye BRD in a flume tank in Denmark. The [...]

1 11, 2019

Bycatch Innovation – Episode 2 & 3: Bycatch and Trawl Efficiency

2019-11-01T13:05:50+11:00November 1st, 2019|ACPF, Bycatch Innovation, Trawl Efficiency|

Bycatch and Trawl Efficiency Series Bycatch Reduction Globally and in Australia Bycatch Reduction and Codend As part of the ACPF/ FRDC funded project to extend bycatch reduction and trawl efficiency research results to our fisheries, Steve Keneally, Matt Broadhurst and Steve Eayrs share options to reduce bycatch and trawl efficiency. The summary of findings [...]

1 11, 2019

On-board design for faster processing

2019-11-01T11:57:22+11:00November 1st, 2019|ACPF, Bycatch Innovation, On Board Processing|

On-board processing efficiency - Part 2 As part of the Fight Food Waste CRC/ACPF/FRDC project, Kaj Christensen from KM Machinery, Denmark has completed a first visit to Australia to look at on-board processing systems and met with owners and/or skippers from Gulf St Vincent, Spencer Gulf and Shark Bay heard to [...]

31 10, 2019

Our Pledge Sign On

2019-11-01T10:47:56+11:00October 31st, 2019|ACPF|

Having been proud partners with Seafood Industry Australia inside FRDC project 2017/242 “Our pledge: Australian seafood industry response to community values and expectations”, ACPF has signed on to “Our Pledge”. Australia’s wild prawn fisheries share similar social licence issues with other Australian seafood sectors. We also share the need [...]

30 10, 2019

Australian Wild Prawns – More Than Prawns

2019-11-01T11:03:08+11:00October 30th, 2019|ACPF, RD&E|

To address the growing disconnect between the community and its food, the ACPF will launch a large project to narrow the gap for Australian wild prawns in early 2020. The FRDC project (2018/172: Methods to profile and connect the provenance of wild caught prawn fisheries and their values to the community) will roll out [...]

30 10, 2019

Provenance Technology Project Launch

2019-10-30T14:18:19+11:00October 30th, 2019|ACPF, RD&E|

Provenance technology promises higher consumer confidence in Aussie prawn origins Senator the Hon ‘Jonno’ Duniam, Federal Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, enthusiastically launched the ACPF/APFA/FRDC project to profile Australian prawns by their environmental fingerprint at the Boatbuilders Yard on 9th October. This event followed the ‘trace metals’ project taking [...]