1 11, 2019

Bycatch Innovation – Episode 2 & 3: Bycatch and Trawl Efficiency

2019-11-01T13:05:50+11:00November 1st, 2019|ACPF, Bycatch Innovation, Trawl Efficiency|

Bycatch and Trawl Efficiency Series Bycatch Reduction Globally and in Australia Bycatch Reduction and Codend As part of the ACPF/ FRDC funded project to extend bycatch reduction and trawl efficiency research results to our fisheries, Steve Keneally, Matt Broadhurst and Steve Eayrs share options to reduce bycatch and trawl efficiency. The summary of findings [...]

1 11, 2019

On-board design for faster processing

2019-11-01T11:57:22+11:00November 1st, 2019|ACPF, Bycatch Innovation, On Board Processing|

On-board processing efficiency - Part 2 As part of the Fight Food Waste CRC/ACPF/FRDC project, Kaj Christensen from KM Machinery, Denmark has completed a first visit to Australia to look at on-board processing systems and met with owners and/or skippers from Gulf St Vincent, Spencer Gulf and Shark Bay heard to [...]

31 10, 2019

Our Pledge Sign On

2019-11-01T10:47:56+11:00October 31st, 2019|ACPF|

Having been proud partners with Seafood Industry Australia inside FRDC project 2017/242 “Our pledge: Australian seafood industry response to community values and expectations”, ACPF has signed on to “Our Pledge”. Australia’s wild prawn fisheries share similar social licence issues with other Australian seafood sectors. We also share the need [...]

30 10, 2019

Australian Wild Prawns – More Than Prawns

2019-11-01T11:03:08+11:00October 30th, 2019|ACPF, RD&E|

To address the growing disconnect between the community and its food, the ACPF will launch a large project to narrow the gap for Australian wild prawns in early 2020. The FRDC project (2018/172: Methods to profile and connect the provenance of wild caught prawn fisheries and their values to the community) will roll out [...]

30 10, 2019

Provenance Technology Project Launch

2019-10-30T14:18:19+11:00October 30th, 2019|ACPF, RD&E|

Provenance technology promises higher consumer confidence in Aussie prawn origins Senator the Hon ‘Jonno’ Duniam, Federal Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, enthusiastically launched the ACPF/APFA/FRDC project to profile Australian prawns by their environmental fingerprint at the Boatbuilders Yard on 9th October. This event followed the ‘trace metals’ project taking [...]

3 07, 2019

Bycatch Innovation – Episode 1: Fuel costs and bycatch reduction

2019-07-05T16:22:17+10:00July 3rd, 2019|ACPF, Bycatch Innovation, Research, Trawl Efficiency|

Bycatch and Trawl Efficiency Series How fuel costs could be reduced by >30% and bycatch by >90% As part of the ACPF and FRDC funded project to explain bycatch reduction and trawl efficiency research results in fisheries, Steve Keneally, Matt Broadhurst and Steve Eayrs share options to reduce bycatch and trawl [...]

2 07, 2019

On-board processing efficiency

2019-07-03T00:57:41+10:00July 2nd, 2019|On Board Processing|

Kaj Christensen, Managing Director & Partner of KM Fish Machinery, Denmark will be visiting Australian fisheries in October and advising of onboard processing efficiency options. A three year long project aiming to help fishers to improve on-board processing and packaging efficiency is set to begin. Using a range of different vessel sizes and [...]

20 12, 2018

Government funding package for bait prawn fishers caught in SEQld White Spot zone

2018-12-21T10:01:15+11:00December 20th, 2018|Government Funding, White Spot Disease|

On Friday 14 December, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a $5 million package over three years to be shared among local organisations to relieve costs of keeping Australia free of White Spot. Queensland’s continuing efforts to control and contain White Spot mean uncooked prawns, including those used for bait, are unable to be moved [...]

31 10, 2018

Catch innovation – FishEX 70

2018-10-31T10:39:41+11:00October 31st, 2018|Innovation|

Austral Fisheries FishEX 70 The NPF trialled Austral Fisheries’ FishEX 70, a modification of Kon’s Covered Fisheyes, in this year’s banana prawn season with AFMA scientific observers.  The FishEX 70 is a single device set at 65 meshes from the codend drawstrings while the Kon’s Covered Fisheye is a double device. Scientific trial [...]

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