16th June 2015

As a result of the Ministerial Briefing held in Canberra on 3rd June 2015 ARFF has sent the following letter to Senator Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture.  The letter sets out our Terms and Conditions for re-engaging on discussions about the operations of the Geelong Star. 

Download the letter to Senator Colbeck here

Proposal to the Small Pelagic Industry Association can be downloaded here

(Caution - this file is 1.67 MB)

 5th June 2015

Ministerial Briefing - Parliament House Canberra 3 June 2015.  GFAA and other National and State Representatives from ARFF travelled to Parliament House in Canberra to discuss recreational fisher concerns over the industrial commercial fishing of the small pelagic fishery(SPF) with Members of Parliament.

2nd June 2015

ARFF representatives from National and State recreational fishing organisations will be meeting with Coalition MPs tomorrow 

27th May 2015


The Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation (ARFF), the national organisation representing the recreational fishing community, has announced that discussions between it and the Small Pelagic Fishing Industry Association (SPFIA) have collapsed. The Game Fishing Association of Australia (GFAA), a member organisation of ARFF, is responsible for ARFF’s position on pelagic species and sharks in Commonwealth waters.

6th May 2015

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has advised us of revised conditions for fishing in the Small Pelagic Fishery. 

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