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13 Jun 2017

 
WA’S Rock Lobster fishery recertifies for a record fourth time

At an industry meeting in Fremantle today Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly congratulated the Western Rock Lobster industry for achieving MSC recertification for a record fourth time.

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21 Jul 2016

 
Seal of approval for WA's deep sea crab fishers

Fisheries Minister Joe Francis congratulated the state's commercial deep sea crab fisheries for securing MSC certification for the Australian west coast deep sea crab fishery

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24 Jun 2016

 
MSC eco-tick for Mandurah's crab fishery

Fisheries Minister Joe Francis congratulated the Mandurah Licensed Fishermen's Association and Recfishwest in securing MSC certification.

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09 Dec 2015

 
Celebrate the holidays with WA seafood

West Australians are being invited to put locally caught prawns, lobsters and other fresh seafood on their plates this festive season.

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27 Oct 2015

 
WWF URGES OTHERS TO FOLLOW WA FISHERIES LEAD

WWF has praised Australian fisheries and seafood companies working to demonstrate and promote sustainability.

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26 Oct 2015

 
MSC says: WA sets high standard

WA has an excellent international reputation for sustainable fisheries management but more is required to lessen the impact on global fish stocks.

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25 Oct 2015

 
WA prawn fisheries join global elite of sustainable fisheries

The Exmouth Gulf and Shark Bay prawn fisheries are now MSC-certified, joining an elite group of fisheries recognised world-wide for their commitment to environmental sustainability.

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22 Oct 2015

 
Coles makes wave of change in sustainable seafood

Coles is the first major supermarket in Australia to introduce MSC and ASC certified seafood in their deli.

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14 Oct 2015

 
MSC Annual Report 2014-2015

15 years of certified sustainable seafood

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23 Sep 2015

 
IKEA COMMITS TO MSC AND ASC

IKEA today announces that seafood sold and served in its stores comes from sustainable and responsible sources.

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21 Sep 2015

 
WAFIC, MSC & MARGERET RIVER GOURMET ESCAPE

The WA Fishing Industry Council is joining Margaret River Gourmet Escape to showcase WA's MSC certified seafood

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29 Aug 2015

 
Walker Seafoods earns MSC certification

Walker Seafoods featured in The Weekend Australian.

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28 Aug 2015

 
MSC OFFERS A PEARLER OF AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GEM PRODUCERS

The Australian South Sea Pearling Industry has entered MSC full Assessment

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27 Aug 2015

 
WA SEAFOOD PRODUCERS IN THE NEWS

Western Rocklobster and Deep Sea Crab on Channel 9's Our State on a Plate & Austral Fisheries in The West Australian

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28 Jul 2015

 
MSC SKULL ISLAND PRAWNS A WINNER

Austral's MSC Skull Island Prawns win From The Sea category at 2015 delicious Awards

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10 Jul 2015

 
MSC CHIEF FOR SEAFOOD DIRECTIONS 2015

MSC CEO Rupert Howes will be a keynote speaker at Seafood Directions in Perth in October.

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03 Jul 2015

 
Shark Bay Prawn - Public Comment Draft Report available

MRAG Americas have announced that the Public Comment Draft Report is now available for comment for a 30 day period

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24 Jun 2015

 
MSC and ASC sign MOU

MSC and ASC sign MOU and commit to explore further opportunities to add value to partners

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17 Jun 2015

 
Exmouth Gulf Prawn - Public Comment Draft Report

MRAG Americas have announced that the Public Comment Draft Report is now available for comment for a 30 day period.

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05 Jun 2015

 
ROCK LOBSTER HALL OF FAME BECKONS

Scratch beneath the veneer of big boats and weather-beaten faces you will find a curious fact about WA's lucrative rock lobster fishery

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20 May 2015

 
WESTERN ROCKLOBSTER FISHERY A FINALIST IN ENVIRONMENTAL DAY AWARDS 2015

The Western Rocklobster fishery is a finalist in the World Environmental Day Awards to be announced on June 5, 2015.

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05 May 2015

 
MSC'S DIRECTOR IN CHINA PRESENTS TO LOBSTER CONFERENCE

MSC's Director in China, An Yan, presented to delegates at the 2015 Trans Rock Lobster Congress in Fremantle.

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28 Apr 2015

 
MSC WESTERN ROCK LOBSTER VIDEO

The MSC saluted the Western Rock Lobster's 15 years of MSC certification by launching a video.

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28 Apr 2015

 
GLOBAL RECOGNITION FOR WA LOBSTER FISHERY

WA's lobster fishery recognised at Seafood Global Expo 15 years of MSC certification.

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30 Mar 2015

 
The West Australian: On The Water

Glen Jakovich reports on the recreational Peel-Harvey crab fishery going to MSC full assessment.

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30 Mar 2015

 
CRYSTAL CRAB TO MSC FULL ASSESSMENT

WA Fisheries Minister, Ken Baston, announces Crystal crab to go to MSC full assessment.

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29 Mar 2015

 
WA Fisheries Minister: Crystal Crab to MSC Full Asscessment

Another Western Australian fishery is seeking a world-class sustainability tick for the bounty of the deep, Crystal crabs.

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28 Mar 2015

 
MORE ABALONE IF FISHERY GETS GO AHEAD

They're expensive, highly desirable and dangerous to catch.

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16 Mar 2015

 
MSC Sustainable Seafood Day - March 20

To celebrate the Marine Stewardship Council’s Sustainable Seafood Day, AUSTRAL FISHERIES will be hosting a sustainable seafood BBQ at Central Seafoods in Malaga on Saturday (21st March) from 9am to 2pm.

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14 Mar 2015

 
Fisheries Minister announces Recreational and Commercial Peel Harvey Crab fisheries move to MSC

The blue swimmer crab fishery in Western Australia’s Peel-Harvey inlet is seeking a gold standard for sustainable fisheries.

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14 Mar 2015

 
Recfishwest Peel-Harvey crab move to MSC

WA today took its first step towards having the world's first MSC tick of approval for recreational fishing

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14 Mar 2015

 
WAFIC salutes Peel Harvey Crab fishery move to MSC

WA's commercial and recreational fishing sectors have joined forces in a world-first

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18 Dec 2014

 
SUMMER SCOOP: Western Rocklobster

The story of WA's flourishing lobster industry

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04 Dec 2014

 
Buy Local, eat fresh

Local fisheries demonstrate commitment to sustainability

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02 Oct 2014

 
Jewellery New Asia: Paspaley and sustainability

Interview with James Paspaley, executive director of Paspaley Pearling Company

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01 Oct 2014

 
SPRING SCOOP: Extreme Fish

The story of Austral's Toothfish from species under threat to MSC certification.

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25 Sep 2014

 
MSC 2014 Annual Report & Global Impacts Report

Two new MSC reports show progress is being made to secure a plentiful supply of seafood for generations to come.

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15 Sep 2014

 
MSC ASSESSMENT VISITS: EXMOUTH GULF AND SHARK BAY PRAWN FISHERIES

As part of the MSC assessment process, a team of experts will be visiting in October. To find out how to get involved

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12 Aug 2014

 
6PR's Paul Murray interviews Clayton Nelson

To discuss Exmouth Gulf prawn's move to MSC full assessment. Listen to the full interview ...

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07 Aug 2014

 
Ministerial Statement: Prawn fisheries seek sustainability certification

Western Australia’s two biggest prawn ...

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07 Aug 2014

 
Exmouth Gulf and Shark Bay Prawn fisheries seek the MSC blue tick

Western Australia’s Exmouth Gulf ...

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06 Aug 2014

 
Prawn fisheries seek sustainability certification

Western Australia’s two biggest prawn fisheries have signed up for the final rigorous stage to earn the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) tick of approval for sustainability...

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16 Jul 2014

 
WINTER SCOOP: Wild about WA Prawns

Exmouth Gulf & Shark Bay prawn story published in the winter 2014 edition

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04 Jul 2014

 
Commercial fishing news from the Department of Fisheries, WA

MSC appoints officer to WA fisheries...

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28 Mar 2014

 
Good Season predicted for Western Rocklobster fishers

There should be better times ahead for WA...

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21 Mar 2014

 
World’s first Mahi Mahi and Australia’s first tuna to seek the MSC tick this Sustainable Seafood

Australian fisheries are stepping up to the world stage this Sustainable Seafood Day, Friday 21st of March. Walker Seafoods Australia of the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery is seeking the MSC blue tick for its Yellowfin tuna, Albacore tuna, swordfish and Mahi Mahi. This will be the first Mahi Mahi in the world and Australia’s first tuna fishery to enter assessment to the MSC sustainable fisheries standard.

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21 Mar 2014

 
WAFIC CONGRATULATES MG KAILIS GROUP

Exmouth Prawn Fishery to enter MSC assessment today on MSC Sustainable Seafood Day.

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21 Mar 2014

 
WA FISHERIES COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABLE FISHING

The Exmouth Gulf prawn fishery has committed to a full assessment for independent...

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15 Jul 2013

 
ABC Landline: Eco Fish

Sean Murphy looks at the State Government's plan to have all WA's commercial MSC certified.

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18 Sep 2012

 
MEDIA RELEASE: WAFIC & MSC, MSC Plan for WA

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) congratulates the Western Australian Government for partnering with the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC) for an Australian first: a $14.5Million fund for Western Australian fisheries to gain third party sustainability certification for the state’s commercial fisheries.

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18 Sep 2012

 
MEDIA RELEASE: Third party certifier chosen for WA fisheries

Fisheries Minister: Marine Stewardship Council Chosen as third party certifier.

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