Positive increases in Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT) stocks and likely quota increases allow foreign entities looking to invest in the fishery to do so with confidence. Such investment may facilitate industry access to new overseas markets and reduce dependence on the Japanese market. Foreign investment in the Australian seafood industry has occurred recently, likely due to an increased understanding of our quota management system. Securing free-trade agreements with countries such as China and Korea will give Australian primary industries a foundation to see through difficult market conditions in the future, remain internationally competitive and diversify export markets.
A breakfast is being held in Adelaide on 31 October 2013, where presentations will be given on recent South Australian Government activity in China.
For more information, or to register to attend visit South Australia China Strategy.
What they lack in size they make up for in sheer numbers. They’re the backbone of more than a third of the world’s fisheries. They are small pelagic fish – small because they’re usually less than 10cm long, pelagic because they live near the surface of the ocean. They’re also known as baitfish because just about everything else eats them.
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Launched in March 2012, the Adopt a Beach program was created to address concerns from the Eyre Peninsula community about aquaculture-related marine debris.
Fisheries Minister Gail Gago said the program had delivered significant benefits to the coastal environment.
“All sorts of things have been collected, from land-based debris such as tyres, clothing, refrigerators and food packaging, to materials related to aquaculture and commercial and recreational fishing activities such as rope and plastic.
“It’s great to see industry playing an important role in the protection of our aquatic and coastal environment, which underpins the Government’s strategic priority of Premium Food and Wine from our Clean Environment.
More Information here: Media release – Adopt a beach