6th August 2015

"Scientists have flown to one of Australia's most extensive game fishing competitions to harness the manpower of anglers..... " 

This article was published in the "News" last Saturday.  You can download a PDF file of the article here  




17th July 2015

Check out this short Tagging video which was recently posted by NSWDPI Fisheries.  Some great information here.


Link to the Video.



10th July 2015

The Australian Fisheries Managment Authority and Senator Colbeck claim that advice from Recreational Stakeholders is important to them.


Press release from Senator Colbeck may be downloaded here.   

Link to the AFMA statement here.



10th July 2015

 Fisheries advisory body axed

 By Andrew Drummond

  • July 09,      2015 6:51PM

THE federal government has played down the scrapping of a committee charged with providing scientific advice on shallow-water fishing in southern Australian waters.

THE Small Pelagic Resource Assessment Group analysed fishing practices, including those of factory trawlers, within a 200-mile band off the coasts of NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.

24th June 2015

Serious concerns about the impacts of the super trawler, FV Geelong Star, must be addressed before it commences operating in waters near South Australia.

South Australia's Fisheries Minister Leon Bignell said the State Government had repeatedly raised its concerns with the Federal Government about the vessel’s potential impact.

Downlaod the full PDF document HERE.