26 07, 2021

CatchLog – Replacing the paper logbooks in Shark Bay

2021-07-26T13:07:16+10:00July 26th, 2021|Innovation|

Funded by ACPF’s development bursary funds, the CatchLog electronic logbook system was investigated, tailored and trialled on one of Sea Harvest’s prawn trawlers as a potential replacement for the current paper-based logbooks in the Shark Bay fishery. The trial methodology involved using an “off the shelf” e-log software and integrating the software to fit [...]

23 07, 2021

PrawnFresh – Meta alternative ongoing results

2021-07-26T14:36:05+10:00July 23rd, 2021|ACPF, Research|

Further promising testing, in small-scale on board trials, shows PrawnFresh tests as highly effective (comparable to meta) against blackspot compared for Banana, Brown Tiger and Grooved Tiger prawns but less effective on Eastern King or Endeavour prawns. A second round of trials analysed Meta and PrawnFresh across species and fisheries in April-May 2021. The [...]

28 04, 2021

Rethinking On-board Processing and Packing

2021-04-28T13:03:32+10:00April 28th, 2021|ACPF, On Board Processing|

Finding efficient ways to sort bycatch and grade on smaller vessels and on-board machinery that will pack into small carton sizes is high on vessel owner’s radars. Below are two of the angles in prototype design phase. A call for Expression of Interest to install a prototype will be made soon. 1. Automated [...]

16 12, 2020

MSC Saltwater Schools

2020-12-16T20:03:29+11:00December 16th, 2020|ACPF, Australian Wild Prawns Campaign, MSC|

We are excited to partner with MSC using Australian Wild Prawns material in the MSC Aussie Christmas Prawns campaign for December, part of which involves an education activation for schools - Saltwater Schools. The Australian Wild Prawns website is featured, as well as our video stories and our interactive vessel. [...]

16 12, 2020

ACPF Organisation and Membership 2020/21

2020-12-16T19:45:53+11:00December 16th, 2020|ACPF|

The ACPF Members and RD&E forums and 2020 AGM took place via video conference on 13-14th October 2020 with 17 members and observers in attendance. Presentations and discussion took place on: Love Australian Prawns and the future market, prawn profiling, community engagement, on-board safety, processing and packaging, animal welfare and the environment. We also [...]

16 12, 2020

Imported Prawn Protocols

2020-12-16T19:20:28+11:00December 16th, 2020|ACPF, White Spot Disease|

The ACPF is providing a submission in response to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s “Review of the biosecurity risks of prawns imported from all countries for human consumption”. Whilst the department has made some welcome changes such as moving marinated prawns to the uncooked category and requiring par-cooking for breaded, battered [...]

16 12, 2020

Why Australians should trust us – Australian Wild Prawns

2020-12-16T20:04:59+11:00December 16th, 2020|ACPF, Australian Wild Prawns Campaign, Free Resources|

“They export the best, we get the rest”. Negative opinions, like habits stick around a long time. But the Australian Wild Prawns campaign is taking these on on with TV and social media campaigns lifting the veil and connecting people with the human face of the industry and what they care about. 1.2 million [...]

16 12, 2020

Driving demand – Love Australian Prawns

2020-12-16T08:30:49+11:00December 16th, 2020|ACPF, Love Australian Prawns Campaign|

Thanks to all campaign supporters for your ongoing commitment and funding contributions for the 2020-21 LAP campaign. LAP is the all-important marketing program keeping Australian Prawns top of mind as the go-to celebration food to be enjoyed more often. New recipes were designed around work from home, easy small group entertaining traditional simple Christmas [...]

19 12, 2019

2020 NSILP Bursary Application

2019-12-19T22:48:47+11:00December 19th, 2019|ACPF, NSILP|

ACPF is calling for applications for ACPF grant funds towards the costs of participating in the 2020 National Seafood Industry Leadership Program (NSILP). The ‘George Raptis’ NSILP bursary is funded from ACPF's People Development Program and contributes $3,000 for one successful candidate to attend the 3 set residentials in 2020. ACPF is proud to [...]

1 11, 2019

ACPF Organisation Update

2019-11-01T14:46:57+11:00November 1st, 2019|ACPF|

The ACPF Members and RD&E forums and 2019 AGM took place in Melbourne on 8-9th October with 15 members and observers in attendance. Presentations and lively discussion took place on topics ranging from: Planning for 2020-2025 Love Australian Prawns and the future market Prawn profiling Community engagement On-board safety Processing and packaging Animal welfare [...]

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