More information on seafood

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If you cannot find what you are after on this site, ask and we will try and provide the answer or point you in the right direction to find it. Some other sources of information and thoughts can be found at the following sites.


Status of key Australian fish stocks reports

The Status of key Australian fish stocks reports provides the first national status assessments for individual stocks of Australian species.  The key Australian wild caught fish stocks were chosen for inclusion in the first Reports. These represented over 80 per cent of the value and 70 per cent of the volume of Australian catch.

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation

The FRDC's role is to plan and invest in fisheries research, development and extension (RD&E) activities in Australia. This includes providing leadership and coordination of the monitoring, evaluating and reporting on RD&E activities, facilitating dissemination, extension and commercialisation. The FRDC achieves this through coordinating government and industry investment, including stakeholders to establish and address RD&E priorities. In addition the FRDC monitors and evaluates the adoption of RD&E to inform future decisions.

Seafood Markets

  • Sydney Fish Markets -
    SFM is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the world's second largest seafood market in terms of variety outside of Japan. A working fish market, SFM sources' product both nationally and internationally and trades over 14,500 tonnes of seafood annually.

  • Melbourne Seafood Centre - Wholesale Fish Market -
    Melbourne's wholesale fish market, now located in West Melbourne, is the home for the supply and wholesale distribution of Australia's finest seafood.

Environmental Organisations

  • OceanWatch Australia -
    OceanWatch Australia Ltd is a national not-for-profit environmental company that works to advance sustainability in the Australian seafood industry. 
  • Australian Marine Conservation Society -
    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) an independent charity, staffed by a committed group of professional and passionate scientists, educators and advocates.
  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF) -
    WWF-Australia is part of the WWF International Network. Founded in 1961 it is active in over 100 countries.
  • Goodfishbadfish -
    GoodFishBadFish is a website passionate about sustainable seafood.  It's a place for consumers to visit for up-to-date and interesting information on the area of sustainable seafood.

State Government Fisheries Related Agencies

International seafood organisations

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