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. 

Media Release Download 


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


1st  May 2015

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA issued the following media release yesterday:

Media release

Following careful review of the latest science and other expert advice, the Commission of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) today agreed to revise the Harvest Strategy for the Small Pelagic Fishery (SPF).