Sustainable and Responsible Fishing

OceanWatch Master Fishermen have been trained and assessed in sustainable and responsible fishing practices.

Fishing Industry Codes of Practice

OceanWatch Master Fisherman have voluntarily adopted industry Codes of Practice to demonstrate their individual commitment to environmental best practice. NSW fishing industry codes have been aligned to reflect the the principles of the international Code of Conduct for Responsible Fishing.

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

NSW Food Authority food safety plans are audited yearly to ensure best practice handling, storage and transportation of seafood, guaranteeingĀ  exceptional quality and product safety.

FRDC discusses Australia’s Seafood Sustainability

More on Bycatch Reduction in Australian Fisheries

Bio-toxin Management Plans

Best practice water quality and seafood product sampling which includes weekly laboratory water testing and monthly flesh sampling to protect shellfish consumers from the hazards of marine algal biotoxins.

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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