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Dusky Flathead


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Learn more about Dusky Flathead:

NSW DPI Fisheries, Fishfiles, Sydney Fish Market, Australian Museum, FishBase.


Recipes from Sydney Fish Market

Flathead Fillets with Roasted Baby Beetroots & Walnuts

Flathead Pitas with Tzatziki & Cherry Tomato Salad

Flathead Fillets in Beer Batter

More recipes from Sydney Fish Market

Giant Mud Crab


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Learn more: NSW DPI Fisheries, Fishfiles, Sydney Fish Market, Australian Museum.


Crab & Preserved Lemon Risotto

Crab & Green Mango Salad

More recipes from Sydney Fish Market


Training


Gary Howard


Gary is a recognised OceanWatch Master Fisherman, completing sustainable and responsible fishing practice training and assessment.

OceanWatch Master Fisherman Program


OceanWatch Master Fisherman program incorporates many aspects of responsible fishing including:

Quality assurance, threatened species, bycatch reduction devices and techniques, animal welfare and catch reporting, as well as water quality, habitat and pollution, indigenous fishing and workplace health and safety.

Gary’s maritime and food safety qualifications include:

  • Coxwain
  • Food Safety Training Certification
  • Best Management Practices in the Seafood Industry / Food Safety for Commercial fishers

Leadership competencies

  • Professional Fishermens Association President 2018 onwards
  • Former Estuary Prawn Trawl Management Advisory Committee
Master Fisherman program training is facilitated by OceanWatch Australia and assessment linked to industry wide codes of practice and the sustainability unit within the Seafood Industry Training Package. Assessment is overseen by the NSW Fishing Industry Training Committee RTO (Registered Training Organisation).

Training


Brett Bollinger

OceanWatch Master Fisherman program

Brett is a recognised OceanWatch Master Fisherman, successfully completing formal training and assessment.

OceanWatch Master Fisherman program incorporates many aspects of responsible fishing including:

Quality assurance, threatened species management, bycatch reduction devices and techniques, animal welfare, catch documentation, marine pests management, water quality, habitat and pollution, indigenous fishing and workplace health and safety.
Master Fisherman training incorporates industry Codes of Practice. These codes demonstrate commitment in providing the community with sustainable and responsibly caught local seafood.

Training is facilitated by OceanWatch Australia, assessment is overseen by the NSW Fishing Industry Training Committee and is linked to the Seafood Industry Training Package Competency Unit.


Brett’s qualifications include:

Maritime and Safety:
  • Master Mariner Class 5
  • Safety Management System (AMSA)
Food Safety Training
Other competencies
  • Senior First Aid

Sustainability


Gary Howard


Sustainable and Responsible Fishing

As an OceanWatch Master Fisherman, Gary has been trained, assessed and recognised as competent in sustainable fishing practices.

Fishing Industry Codes of Practice

As an OceanWatch Master Fisherman, Gary has voluntarily adopted his fishing industry Code of Practice which demonstrates his individual commitment to responsible fishing and environmental best practice.

Sustainable Fisheries Management

The NSW professional fishing industry is managed for sustainability by the state fisheries department, NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Environmental Assessments

NSW professional fisheries have been environmentally assessed to help ensure they are managed in a sustainable way.

Fisheries Management Strategies

Fisheries Management Strategies are guidelines developed for professional fishing in NSW, with an intent to accredit fishing activities as sustainable under both State and Commonwealth legislation.

Food Safety Plans

Gary works according to his NSW Food Authority food safety plans. These are audited yearly to ensure best practice handling, storage and transportation of seafood, guaranteeing exceptional quality and product safety.

Solving bycatch in NSW prawn fisheries

FRDC discusses Australia’s Seafood Sustainability


Australian consumers should feel confident about the responsible and sustainable sourcing of Australian Seafood.

Click here to read about seafood sustainability from the Sydney Fish Market.

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Sustainability


Brett Bollinger

Brett harvests seafood in a responsible and sustainable way. His family has extensive history assisting fisheries research programs that have helped to improve best practice and increase sustainability of the fishery.

Ocean Trawl Fishery Code of Practice

Brett works according to the NSW Ocean Trawl Fishery Code of Practice.
The Ocean Trawl Fishery Code of Practice is a commitment to environmental best practice. Industry codes have been aligned with the principles of the international Code of conduct for responsible fishing.

Fisheries Management for sustainability

The fishery is managed for sustainability by the state fisheries department NSW DPI Fisheries using: input controls, output controls, area closures and seasonal closures.
Learn more about Ocean Trawl Fishery legislation

Environmental Impact Statements

An environmental impact assessment has been completed to help ensure the fishery is managed and operates in a sustainable way.
Ocean Trawl Fishery Environmental Impact Statement

Fisheries Management Strategies

Guidelines developed for NSW professional fisheries, with an intent to accredit fishing activities in NSW as sustainable under both State and Commonwealth legislation.
Ocean Trawl Fishery Fisheries Management Strategy

Food Safety Plans

Food safety plans guide the handling, storage and transportation of seafood ensuring best practice, exceptional quality and product safety.
FRDC discusses Australia’s Seafood Sustainability


Australian consumers should feel confident about the responsible and sustainable sourcing of Australian Seafood.

Click here to read more about seafood sustainability – Sydney Fish Market.