2nd February 2017


An application has been submitted to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority to "Pair Trawl" within the SPF. GFAA's submission regarding the proposal can be accessed HERE:


13th December 2016

In a significant step forward for the USA the outdoor recreation industry and the sportfishing community, yesterday, President Obama signed into law the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act of 2016. The bill, known as the Outdoor REC Act, passed the House of Representatives and the Senate in November.


More information can be found HERE:


22nd November 2016

The controversial Fishing (Super) Trawler the Geelong Star has left Australian waters.  The AFMA website reports:


Departure of the Geelong Star from Australian waters

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) can confirm that the mid-water trawler, the Geelong Star which has been operating in Australia waters since April 2015, is no longer under Australian jurisdiction.

Enquiries about the decision to leave Australian waters or future fishing operations of the Geelong Star, should be directed to the operator.

The Geelong Star is not currently subject to any investigation by AFMA for breaches of Commonwealth fishing regulations.






22nd November 2016


The International Game Fishing Association have issued a series of recommendations to the Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission.  View their recommendations below:


 PDF Document - IGFA




21st October 2016

Tracking and dive depth information from the first tag that was deployed in the small black marlin study: