Lobster packaging solution wins design award (29/05/2020)

AMSA inspectors to atttend man overboard on commercial fishing vessel (19/05/2020)

Industry reminded to get on board with float-free EPIRBs (11/05/2020)

New air freight network to boost agricultural and fisheries exports (23/04/2020)

AFMA to refund Commonwealth fishing levy instalments and the Torres Strait Prawn Fishery levy instalment (21/04/2020)

Sashimi-grade tuna set to be sold at Coles (19/04/2020)

Seafood industry moves online to stay afloat as COVID-19 launches fishos into uncharted waters (09/04/2020)

AFMA's national compliance plan during COVID-19 pandemic (06/04/2020)

Australian fishermen brokering deal to fly lobsters to China, get coronavirus medical supplies in return (01/04/2020)

Securing freight access for Australian Agricultural & Fisheries exporters (01/04/2020)

more National news

Coronavirus shutdown may have peaked in China but Australian exporters still struggling due to airfreight (26/03/2020)

Live fish trade plummets as coronavirus blamed for scaring customers away from Chinese restaurants (12/03/2020)

"Get on board" with Australia's wild prawn fishers (11/03/2020)

Seafood production value expected to dip in 2019/2020 (03/03/2020)

New requirements for vessels carrying passengers (28/02/2020)

Coronavirus devastates Australian export businesses (04/02/2020)

RMIT developing safer approach to parasite diagnostic testing of Australian Tuna (30/01/2020)

AFMA annual public meeting 2020 (29/01/2020)

Fish stocks now threatened by bushfire run-off (20/01/2020)

Crayfish could be next boom seafood industry with breakthrough breeding technology (22/12/2019)

Electrical safety on your vessel (20/12/2019)

Levy & arrangements for 2019/2020 (19/12/2019)

Indonesian fishing vessel apprehended near Ashmore Island (13/12/2019)

Marine heatwaves threatening oyster industry and affecting Great Barrier Reef, scientists warn (25/11/2019)

Lots to celebrate about the seafood on your plate this World Fisheries Day (21/11/2019)

Cooperation key to sustainable and profitable Commonwealth fisheries (21/11/2019)

World Fisheries Congress 2020 call for abstracts opens (19/11/2019)

‘Our Pledge’: Australia’s seafood industry launches social licence campaign (24/10/2019)

Commonwealth managed fish stocks receive positive report card following independent assessment (27/09/2019)

Fisheries face challenging future under climate change, report warns (26/09/2019)

Quarter of world's commercial fishing lines lost or abandoned, study finds (19/09/2019)

Revisions to the Gillnet and SPF Dolphin Strategies (10/09/2019)

National Compliance and Enforcement Program for 2019-2020 (03/09/2019)

67th AFMA Commission meeting - Chairmans summary (28/08/2019)

Fishing for Safety (23/08/2019)

Customs officers catch Australian ship importers out on tax dodge (22/07/2019)

Increased catch approved for Blue Grenadier (17/07/2019)

Global cooperation key to strengthening fisheries compliance (09/07/2019)

A new rule designed to protect seabirds could hit the industry hard, trawl fishers say. (02/07/2019)

Top work by Commonwealth Operators reconciling their quota on time (27/06/2019)

Jail time for repeat offender found fishing illegally in marine park (26/06/2019)

Multi-agency fisheries and maritime patrol in the Gulf of Carpentaria (12/06/2019)

Heightened security measures to impact all Australian exporters (01/03/2019)


Car seized and five arrested at Cape Schanck (20/03/2020)

Costly calamari catch for illegal fisher (16/03/2020)

Concerns aired over seismic blasting in the Otway Basin (10/02/2020)

Fresh local fish back on sale in Victoria for the first time in decades (03/02/2020)

more Victorian news

South-west rock lobster fishers celebrate as state government rolls over quota to next financial year (30/01/2020)

Trio nabbed with three times the abalone limit (02/01/2020)

Abalone duo apprehended at Altona Beach (10/12/2019)

New Fisheries podcast set to make a splash (27/11/2019)

Tensions rise ahead of net fishing ban on the Gippsland Lakes (10/11/2019)

Boat seized for illegal calamari catches (01/11/2019)

Victoria bans commercial fishing on Gippsland Lakes, prioritising recreational fishing (16/10/2019)

East Gippsland Shire Councillors have thrown their support behind Gippsland Lakes commercial fishing licence holders (12/10/2019)

Have your say to support Victoria's growing fishing industry (26/09/2019)

Phillip Island Nature Parks and SETFIA putting Bins on Boats (25/09/2019)

Seafood Industry Australia response to Gippsland Lakes commercial ban (28/08/2019)

Gippsland Lakes commercial netting ban another step closer (27/08/2019)

SIA reels in Melbourne’s fishers to help build community trust (19/08/2019)

Duo arrested for illegal fish sales (25/07/2019)

Abalone duo fined $15,000 and lose car (05/06/2019)

Sunshine seafood retailer fined $7500 for traffick rock lobster (17/04/2019)


Tasmanian Seafood Industry News - April edition (17/04/2020)

Tasmanian abalone industry optimistic despite effects of coronavirus (16/03/2020)

Australian Maritime College ranked No 1 internationally (05/03/2020)

more Tasmanian news

Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council Industry News Feb/Mar 2020 (21/02/2020)

Huon Aquaculture's developing class of whopper salmon (21/02/2020)

Former Marine Farming Review Panel members to address parliamentary inquiry on fish farming (20/02/2020)

Petuna ocean trout features in world's top restaurants (20/02/2020)

Lobster fisherman hopes to survive impact of coronavirus, rising costs, with help from local fans (19/02/2020)

Rockliffs sell their share of Petuna Aquaculture (30/01/2020)

Tasmanian government announces measures to support rock lobster industry (29/01/2020)

Peter and Una Rockliff celebrate seven decades in seafood industry (29/11/2019)

Abalone limit cut rejected, council member out, amid fears for Tasmanian fishery's future (21/10/2019)

WIN News Tasmania TV report on King Island's crayfishers (01/10/2019)

Seafood Industry Council welcomes Senate inquiry into seismic testing (17/09/2019)

Council cries poor and asks salmon giant Tassal to pay for-dam (09/09/2019)

Hungry seals to cop water spray deterrent under new Tassal application (06/09/2019)

Tasmanian salmon farm takes to open, wild water in 'fortress pens' built for millions at Storm Bay (04/09/2019)

Call for Expressions of Interest for Scalefish Fishery Advisory Committee (SFAC) (27/08/2019)

Lobster industry on the menu for Tasmania (18/08/2019)

Abalone industry tackles thorny issue (31/07/2019)

Scientist calls for more research into seismic surveys as they leave lobsters flat on their backs (26/07/2019)

Oil company's seismic testing approval creates waves in Tasmanian fishing industry (16/05/2019)

Flake fishers say school shark numbers are soaring but regulators won't lift quotas (07/05/2019)

Anti-salmon farm protest takes to the water at King Island (22/04/2019)

Salmon industry 'paying pittance' for marine debris fines, Greens senator Nick McKim says (17/04/2019)

South Australia

Historic Fisheries reform gets underway (25/05/2020)

Fears of corporate takeover as SA Government seeks to put quotas on fisheries (19/05/2020)

Two Hands blockchain marketing alternative to wet markets for SA southern rock lobster fishers (11/05/2020)

China's May Day drives SA rock lobster prices through the roof, but WA fishermen yet to profit (09/05/2020)

SA The Seafood State - A stronger fishing future (08/05/2020)

Tide turns towards retail for kingfish producer (01/05/2020)

Fee relief for fishing industry in wake of Coronavirus (09/04/2020)

Air freight deal opens up SA seafood exports to Asia (01/04/2020)

more South Australian news

Economic Boost through expansion of Aquaculture Zones (18/03/2020)

Life on the Line - the amazing story of Southern Bluefin Tuna (25/12/2019)

When the coronavirus spread, the village of Port MacDonnell was brought to its knees (24/02/2020)

Southern Bluefin tuna joint patrol (10/02/2020)

Fisheries pinch lands crab fisher in deep water (05/02/2020)

Abalone industry eyes on China situation (05/02/2020)

Coronavirus outbreak affects Chinese lobster demand (29/01/2020)

Oyster industry close to pre-POMS production (20/01/2020)

Expensive Seafood - Today Tonight news story on SA's fishing industry (19/12/2019)

Christmas sales cap off a strong year for SA seafood (17/12/2019)

Charter operators encouraged to make changes in light of snapper ban (22/11/2019)

World leading Southern Zone Rock Lobster plan out for comment (01/11/2019)

Positivity in southern bluefin tuna stock recovery (14/10/2019)

Australian Ocean Jacket gains foothold in China (14/10/2019)

Early Australian catches point to strong Southern Rock Lobster season (11/10/2019)

Marine Scale Fishermen take a stand on quota reform (08/10/2019)

West Coast fishers puzzled and angered by statewide snapper fishing ban (07/10/2019)

Extension for aquaculture leases to benefit seafood sector (07/10/2019)

Port Lincoln octopus business part of fishery study (01/10/2019)

Seafood Industry Australia asks SA Government to review its snap decision to ban snapper (30/09/2019)

What does the snapper fishing ban really mean for South Australian fishers? (29/09/2019)

PIRSA Press Release - Statewide Snapper ban (27/09/2019)

Commercial Blue Swimmer Crab fisher discovers invasive crab species in SA waters (09/09/2019)

SA Opposition calls for urgent snapper ban review on how it will affect on commercial fishers and charter operators (28/08/2019)

Oyster industry showing signs of recovery (23/08/2019)

Great Australian Bight seismic surveys deferred to 2020 (22/08/2019)

Snapper fishing may be banned for three years in South Australia (07/08/2019)

SA to reel in growth through new Seafood Industry Forum (29/07/2019)

Tuna parasite threatening Port Lincoln's multi-million-dollar industry tackled by researchers (25/07/2019)

Tuna on the menu all year round, with industry breakthrough (17/07/2019)

POMS-resistant Oysters given new lease of life (26/06/2019)

Western Australia

Award-winning Geraldton producers imporove region's reputation as seafood hotspot (20/05/2020)

Rare Rock Oyster expands WA Aquaculture potential (08/05/2020)

Dept of Transport confirms waiver details for commercial pen and mooring holders (21/04/2020)

Ocean Grown Abalone freeze plans for Esperance facility following hit to overseas sales (13/04/2020)

Fact Sheet - Covid-19 Relief Measures for commercial fishing in WA (09/04/2020)

WA Government approves seafood industry stimulus package (08/04/2020)

Abalone producer welcomes emergency export flight plan as Chinese demand drops (07/04/2020)

New air freight and funding support measures announced (01/04/2020)

more Western Australian news

WAFIC CEO message to members (31/03/2020)

Canned tuna and salmon production to be revived in Albany by local business (19/03/2020)

Andrew Forrest says concerns over 'pillaging' of oceans prompted aquaculture push (03/03/2020)

Coronavirus trade closure makes lobster cheaper for Australian shoppers (04/02/2020)

New Board appointments for WA Fishing Industry Council (03/02/2020)

Crayfish industry halts exports as coronavirus shuts down Lunar New Year celebrations (26/01/2020)

New WA Fishereis Minister (18/12/2019)

WA's Seafoody Industy: A billion dollar story (13/12/2019)

Western Australia pulls world first with MSC-Certified sustainable Sea Cucumber Fishery (11/12/2019)

Local lobster is back on the menu for Christmas (29/11/2019)

Professional WA Octopus Fishery achieves world leasing sustainability milestone (20/11/2019)

From ocean to plate, it's favoured in Asia (19/11/2019)

New Executive Officer at Western Rock Lobster (18/11/2019)

New-look board to lead fresh strategy for WA Fishing Industry Council (01/11/2019)

Western Rock Lobster TACC increased by 5% for 2020/2021 season (30/10/2019)

WA Seafood Industry presents submission to Legislative Committee on pricate property rights (29/10/2019)

Public consultation opens on plan to boost pink snapper stocks in the Gascoyne (23/10/2019)

Police Commissioner recognises WA Seafood Industry in Geraldton (16/10/2019)

Doors open on new Augusta abalone facility (08/10/2019)

Whale migration research helps reduce environmental impact of fisheries (04/10/2019)

Mandurah Licensed Fishermen Association and local Council concerned over effects of proposed new marina (01/10/2019)

WA's Seafood Industry is watching your coastline (23/09/2019)

Shark Bay fishers keep their operations small to preserve their lifestyle, fish stocks (20/09/2019)

Western Rock Lobsters DECK Program returns to provide professional development opportunities to industry (17/09/2019)

WA's Dept of Primary Industries recently concluded a series of patrols aimed at protecting the pink snapper fishery of the Gascoyne region (23/08/2019)

New measures brought in to protect blue swimmer crabs to affect Commercial Fishers (21/08/2019)

Illegal fishing activity attracts big penalties (15/08/2019)

Western Rock Lobster make TACC recommendation to the Minister for the 2020/21 season (14/08/2019)

WA Lobster group on tour (06/08/2019)

WA’s world-class fisheries management improves sustainability of fisheries (25/07/2019)

Abrolhos Islands seabirds using fishing rope, netting and plastic to build their nests, prompting calls for research (15/07/2019)


New Queensland study to shed light on black jewfish population (29/05/2020)

Dog food market catches on to fish treats spiralling demand for North Queensland products (27/05/2020)

White spot disease discovered again in South East Queensland (21/04/2020)

Coronavirus cripples mud crabs as prices drop by two thirds amid transport nightmare (27/03/2020)

Coronavirus devastates Bowen's fishing industry, farmers face uncertain winter (23/03/2020)

Fishers want to relax shark fishing rules to stop predators taking their catch (23/03/2020)

Crab pot pincher nipped with fine (20/03/2020)

They go to sea - Australian Wild Prawns (09/03/2020)

more QLD news

Report shows rapid growth in Queensland aquaculture jobs (19/02/2020)

Gold Coast couple fined $53,000 for illegal crab haul (19/02/2020)

Coronavirus CORVID-19's hit to Queensland economy prompts $27 million aid package (18/02/2020)

Spanner crab populations saved from the brink of collapse, but fishers' plea to continue protections (04/02/2020)

Joint operation with QLD Water Police in the Torres Strait for the start of the Tropical Rock Lobster Fishery season (10/01/2020)

Boat crushing sends loud, clear message to illegal fishers (20/12/2019)

Suspected illegal consignments of beche-de-mer seized in Torress Strait fishery (04/10/2019)

Queensland fisheries face tighter regulations, but industry is not happy (08/09/2019)

Another 1000 jobs for North Queensland with world-first land-based sustainable lobster farm (05/09/2019)

'More lucrative than abalone': Jewfish dominate black market to meet Asia demand (01/09/2019)

Queensland’s new fisheries regulations commenced 1 September 2019 (01/09/2019)

Findings from trawler Dianne sinking inquest condemn bureaucrats (29/08/2019)

Tasmanian seafood giant Tassal expands into tropical north Queensland (24/08/2019)

How much meat is in that mud crab? (19/08/2019)

Illegal marine park fishing ends in hefty fine (09/08/2019)

Indigenous commercial fishing development draft policy released (09/08/2019)

Tougher Fisheries enforcement protects jobs in Mackay region (06/08/2019)

New generation of Fisheries patrol officers inducted (24/07/2019)

Last chance to have a say on proposed changes to Fisheries Regulation (20/06/2019)

Taking to the skies to protect our fisheries (20/06/2019)

“Fishal recognition” technology helps monitor commercial catches (13/03/2019)

Crushed boat sends stern warning to black market fishers (26/02/2019)

New South Wales

Harvest strategies to drive NSW fishing management decisions (01/06/2020)

Eels give one commercial fisher some wriggle room after coronavirus (04/05/2020)

BIO - Peter Dundas-Smith, Chair of the NSW Fisheries Research Advisory Committee (20/04/2020)

Seafood Survival: Fresh seafood still on the menu (19/04/2020)

Seafood industry moves online to stay afloat as COVID-19 launches fishos into uncharted waters (10/04/2020)

more NSW news

NSW steps up to help primary industries sector navigate COVID-19 (24/03/2020)

Commercial Fishers say they're still struggling with shares reform (14/03/2020)

Illegal fishers cop $63,000 in fines after Operation Turbo Reef (12/03/2020)

Officers catch fishers and restaurants red handed (10/01/2020)

Trapman Bermagui – the life of a commercial fisher and social media star (24/10/2019)

Whale entanglements in NSW waters hits new record prompting commercial fishing mitigation (11/09/2019)

Independent assessment into Commercial fishing reforms announced (04/09/2019)

Abusing fisheries officers and concealing illegal catch not tolerated (02/09/2019)

575 metre illegal net seized in NSW estuary, commercial fisher caught (22/08/2019)

Life-changing Business Coaching program for young fishers (19/08/2019)

Commercial fisherman Ross Miller, 90, still building prawn trawlers, despite concerns about industry's future (19/08/2019)

AMSA opens Coffs Harbour office (09/08/2019)

Broadwater oyster farmer receives industry award (09/08/2019)

Eden Attenuator costs 'don't pass the pub test' (31/07/2019)

Crab poachers feeling the heat in NSW (12/07/2019)

Innovation Fund now open for Seafood Industry (20/06/2019)

Northern Territory

Second illegal foreign fishing vessel apprehended northeast of Darwin (11/11/2019)

Indonesian illegal fisher apprehended off Darwin convicted (01/11/2019)

more Northern Territory news

Top End business taps into lucrative coral and fish export market (20/09/2019)

Protecting turtles from the impacts of fishing (06/09/2019)

Asian barramundi whole-fish imports spark biosecurity concern for local farms free of diseases (09/08/2019)

Northern tiger prawn season kicks off, with fishermen hopeful of a good catch (01/08/2019)

Arnhem Land fishermen prohibited from selling their barramundi threaten coastal closure (17/05/2019)