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PFAThird-party Governance Audit of NSW Commercial Offshore Fisheries

Background

 
In 2019, the PFA received funding from the Australian Government to support commercial fisheries to plan for and continue to deliver sustainable outcomes around the Temperate East Australian Marine Parks. The PFA believes that good fisheries management should help protect the ecological values of the MPAs. It further believes that public confidence in the industry and the fisheries management systems will be increased by seeking endorsement by an independent body. The PFA has chosen the Marine Stewardship Council’s Standard for Sustainable Fisheries (MSC) as the best mechanism for achieving this.

The process of seeking MSC endorsement involves several steps. The first step is a quick check of the fisheries by an independent assessor and the PFA chose local consulting company, Fish Matter Pty Ltd to do this.

These assessments provide information that will enable industry and others to make choices about moving into the more detailed audit phase, should they wish to do so.

IMPORTANT: There is no cost for the first five years of certification for the four qualified fisheries under the funding scheme available.

IMPORTANT: Participation in the full MSC assessment is voluntary for each fishery.

This project received grant funding from the Australian Government through the Our Marine Parks Grants program.
 

Zoom Information Session Times and Dates

 

Fishery Date Time
Spanner crab Feb-01 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Join Zoom Meeting
Lobster Feb-02 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Join Zoom Meeting
Ocean trap and line Feb-03 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Join Zoom Meeting
Abalone/Sea urchin and turban shell Feb-08 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Join Zoom Meeting
Ocean trawl Feb-09 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Join Zoom Meeting
Ocean haul Feb-10 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Join Zoom Meeting

 

Please click the link that relates to your fishing business to download the summary PDF document appropriate for you. For a copy of the full assessment please contact the PFA directly on admin@pfai.com.au .

 

MSC information sessions – Zoom links

 

For instructions on how to join by phone, see below link:
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362663-Joining-a-meeting-by-phone
 

MSC information – Spanner Crab – Zoom session

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Meeting ID: 862 7363 4382
Passcode: 016667

MSC information – Lobster – Zoom session

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Meeting ID: 856 2913 5750
Passcode: 261635

MSC information – Ocean Trap and Line – Zoom session

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Meeting ID: 867 3898 1882
Passcode: 362099

MSC information – Abalone/Sea Urchin and Turban Shell – Zoom session

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Meeting ID: 847 7952 4241
Passcode: 907507

MSC information – Ocean Trawl – Zoom session

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Meeting ID: 863 9749 8617
Passcode: 101165

MSC information – Ocean Haul – Zoom session

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Meeting ID: 851 3574 7895
Passcode: 431985