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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1st May 2015

From IGFA - "In the last 11 days alone, eight tags have popped off of black marlin that were tagged during the 2014 Lizard Island, Australia IGMR to reveal that the eight fish swam a combined linear distance of 15,187 nautical miles (nm)....."

Read more at the IGFA Website