14 07, 2018

Australian Prawn Price Trend 2018

2018-07-14T13:35:31+10:00July 14th, 2018|Love Australian Prawns Campaign, Market|

MARKET NEWS Australian prawn prices are continuing their upward trend since the start of Love Australian Prawns in 2013 (1,2). With prices increasing by around 20% in the first 3 years of Love Australian Prawns (1) demand has increased in the higher income, no children households. 41.5% of prawns were consumed by high income households [...]

6 04, 2018

Prawn Import Risk Assessment Review

2018-04-06T14:01:34+10:00April 6th, 2018|Market|

The release on 27 March 2018 of the Department of Agriculture & Water’s (DAWR) Biosecurity Advice begins the two year process of reviewing Australia’s Import Risk Assessment (IRA) protocols for prawns. The Biosecurity Advice calls for science and evidence-based submissions into the importation of prawns.  The outcomes of this review will have a significant bearing [...]

6 04, 2018

Sustainable Seafood Week

2018-04-06T13:50:03+10:00April 6th, 2018|Market|

Australia’s first Sustainable Seafood Week was celebrated across Australia from 12 - 18 March.  Sustainable Seafood Week is a new, week-long opportunity to celebrate Australia’s seafood industries and the well-managed, sustainable fisheries that supply our favourite fish and crustaceans. ACPF members participated in events in locations such as Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Byron Bay. Image: ACPF [...]

6 04, 2018

Christmas and Easter Markets

2018-04-06T06:30:43+10:00April 6th, 2018|Market|

The Christmas and Easter markets for Australian prawns were lively, with producers experiencing strong demand and good prices for prawns all around the country at both peak buying periods. It was great to see consumer confidence and demand for Australian prawns after a rocky 2017. Market expectations for both domestic and export markets are high, [...]

21 12, 2017

Market 2017

2017-12-21T06:40:36+11:00December 21st, 2017|Market|

Heading into Christmas 2017, we see demand for wild catch Australian prawns as strong as ever, having weathered White Spot closures in SE Qld, seemingly overcome the “wait and see before buying again” concern of 1 in 20 Australians in July in response to White Spot, and surviving the recommencement of prawn importation in July 2017. The [...]

3 11, 2017

Market Update

2017-11-03T16:36:45+11:00November 3rd, 2017|Market|

The news in October that there have been no more positive white spot results in SE Qld is not only a ray of hope for affected fisherman but should also make its way through to consumers and restore confidence. Of the 1000 Australians surveyed in June for FRDC consumer research, around 5% of Australians reported [...]

29 06, 2017

Market – White Spot

2017-06-29T13:48:01+10:00June 29th, 2017|Market|

In addition to being entrenched in consultation and extension activities relating to White Spot, the ACPF made submissions to the ‘Parliamentary Inquiry into the biosecurity risks associated with the importation of seafood and seafood products (including uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn meat) into Australia’ and the  ‘Review of the circumstances leading to the 2017 suspension [...]

13 02, 2017

Market 2016

2017-04-27T00:22:08+10:00February 13th, 2017|ACPF, Market|

The recent detection of White Spot Disease (WSD) in several South Qld prawn farms and in wild prawns in the Logan River - a first for Australia - has resulted in restrictions being placed on transhipment of some products by Western Australia and New South Wales. Apart from French Polynesia which bans imports from [...]

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