Australia and Vietnam are to commence an in-country public information campaign to educate Vietnamese fishers about the consequences of illegally fishing in Australian waters and the Pacific.
Australian Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Ruston, has launched a new peak national body for the seafood industry.
A mobile application aimed at strengthening Australia’s capability to manage and respond to significant aquatic animal disease incidents has been launched by the Australian Government.
The Indonesian and Australian governments are joining forces with the aim of combatting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and promoting sustainable fisheries governance across the region.
Students from the University of Tasmania's Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) have been recognised for their innovative designs for devices to reduce the incidental capture of seals during trawl fishing.
The Australian government has banned supertrawlers – vessels of more than 130m in length – from fishing in Australian waters.
IUU-listed fishing vessel ‘Kunlun’ has been detained for investigation by Thai officials in Phuket.
Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people have achieved 100% ownership of the commercial Bêche-de-mer Fishery in the Torres Strait, with the purchase of the last non Indigenous commercial fishing licence.
An Australian flagged and operated vessel has been chosen, under the Fisheries Management Act 1991, to fish the small pelagic fishery within the Australian fishing zone.
The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) has made a commitment to long-term sustainable fisheries management.
The total allowable catch for Australia’s Patagonian toothfish has been increased by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA).
Tenders are being called to build a $6 million Experimental Aquaculture Facility in Tasmania.
The Australian Coalition is delivering an election commitment to help the fishing industry around Australia provide more jobs and remain among the best managed in the world, with an additional $9m allocated in the Budget.
According to Coalition fisheries spokesman, Senator Richard Colbeck, a major study released by the Australian Government backs the efforts of agencies and fishing operators who have adopted a science based approach to fisheries management.
Environment minister, Tony Burke, has banned supertrawlers from fishing in Australia’s southern waters for two years, while experts carry out assessments on the possible impact on species including seals and dolphins.
Australia’s Environment Minister, Tony Burke, has announced plans to prevent super trawler FV Abel Tasman (formerly FV Margiris) fishing in Australian waters.
Joe Ludwig, Australian Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has announced that Australian fisheries policy and legislation will be reviewed.
The Australian government has issued an update on the FV Margiris' plans to fish in Australian waters, and announced special arrangements for community consultation.
The total value of Australian farm and fisheries food production increased by 17% in 2010-11, a new government publication has revealed.
The Gillard Government has started a review of two Commonwealth fisheries policies central to the sustainability of Australia’s fisheries.
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