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.
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.
The following short videos illustrate some of the fishing methods New South Wales professional fisherman may use, within our estuaries and coastal waters, to harvest and supply us with our local seafood.
The methods used by individual OceanWatch Master Fishermen to harvest local seafood depends on individual endorsements holdings within the relevant fisheries.