“Our Marine Parks Grants”

The second round of “Our Marine Parks Grants” is now open. Grants of up to $500,000 to support innovative and inspiring projects connecting Australians to the marine environment & deepen our understanding of marine parks are available now. In the last...
AFTA friend Ron Boswell – gravely sick

AFTA friend Ron Boswell – gravely sick

Our thoughts and prayers are with our good friend, former Qld Senator Ron Boswell, who is gravely sick after picking up an infection following surgery. Ron has been a passionate advocate for the fishing industry over many decades, we wish him a speedy recovery....
Something Fishy with SA Snapper Closure

Something Fishy with SA Snapper Closure

MEDIA RELEASE The Australian Fishing Trade Association (AFTA) have warned the SA Government that the gloves are off over the radical plan for closure of the SA Snapper Fishery from 1 November 2019 to 28 February 2023. “The greatest impact of the four-season ban will...

Re: Gippsland Lake Commercial Netting Licence Buybacks

Re: Gippsland Lake Commercial Netting Licence Buybacks The Marine and Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 was passed in the Legislative Assembly on the 12th September and now will go before the Legislative Council in the next week (14th October). It is critical...