Decision shy Aussies want unsustainable seafood removed from shelves and menus (78%) to help make choosing the right fish dish easier. Research released today by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) reveals the importance and desire for education on the labelling of sustainable seafood. Despite being a nation of seafood lovers and home to some of … Continue reading Australians call for removal of unsustainable seafood
The federal Government is calling on the nation’s small and medium sized businesses to help develop innovative solutions that can solve national environmental challenges. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said $12 million was being made available through the latest round of the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) across five challenges. “This … Continue reading Govt calls on SME’s to develop innovative solutions to waste
A new $110 million initiative will back Australia’s agricultural and fisheries sector by helping them export their high-quality produce into key overseas markets, with return flights bringing back vital medical supplies, medicines and equipment. In addition, around $10 million in Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) levies will also be waived for all Commonwealth fishers, ensuring … Continue reading Securing freight access for agricultural and fisheries exporters
The Federal Government is working with the states to protect the Murray–Darling Basin’s native fish ahead of an expected hot and dry summer. Minister for Drought David Littleproud released the Native Fish Emergency Response Plan. Make no mistake, we are likely to see fish deaths this summer,” Minister Littleproud said. “We’re facing another hot summer … Continue reading Action to protect native fish ahead of hot, dry summer
Seafood Industry Australia (SIA), the national peak-body representing Australia’s commercial fishing industry, is delighted that for the sixth consecutive year our solely Commonwealth managed fisheries are in great shape and being fished sustainably. The release of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) ‘Fishery status reports 2019’ highlights the quality of … Continue reading SIA happy with state of fisheries
With 30 per cent of seafood on the international market found to be incorrectly labelled when tested, the Marine Stewardship Council has revealed the causes and implications – and how it is almost eliminating substitution and fraud in the industry. Anne Gabriel, Oceania program director for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), a global non-profit that … Continue reading Seafood expert reveals why 30 per cent of seafood products are mislabelled or fraudulent
Australian organisation SafeFish is helping the country’s seafood sector maintain and enhance market access for future industry growth. The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation has just invested $855,000 into SafeFish, to help the industry. SafeFish provides advice to help resolve technical trade impediments, especially in relation to food safety and hygiene. The project, led by … Continue reading SafeFish gets $855,000 to help Australia’s seafood sector grow
IBISWorld research has shown the increasing importance of lucrative overseas markets to the Australian Fishing and Seafood Processing industries.
The real and immediate prizes at stake are the region’s fisheries and marine environments that support them.
The Commonwealth of Australia yesterday announced that seafood industry leaders Grahame Turk, Dr Bruce Standen and Peter Dundas-Smith have been honoured with a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia award.
While Australia’s love of seafood is tipped to continue with business information analysts at IBISWorld forecasting overall fish and seafood consumption to rise by only 5 per cent – from 18.7 kilograms per capita in 2015 to 19.6 kilograms per capita by 2021.
Since the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) text was released earlier this month, commentators have sought to assess its impact on the environment.
Fish numbers are rapidly dwindling globally, and fishery subsidies are one of the key drivers behind this decline.
Amid growing demand for seafood, gas and other resources drawn from the world’s oceans, and growing stresses from climate change, we examine some of the challenges and solutions for developing “the blue economy” in smarter, more sustainable ways.
Tasmanian salmon producer Tassal has received an Australian Business Award for Sustainability.