Fish Industry To Be Gutted By Legislation

Melbourne and Geelong’s fish industry will be “gutted” if legislation banning commercial fishing in Port Philip Bay is passed by government this week an industry leader has warned.

Ms Konstas said that that commercial and recreational fishing can exist side by side and has been confirmed as sustainable.

While the volume of seafood caught in Port Phillip each year (about 400 tonnes) may seem like small fry, some in the industry say the impact will be felt keenly because the species caught in the bays with nets are iconic and highly prized.

The main species caught by commercial fisheries in Port Phillip and Corio in order of value, according to the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation in Canberra are: snapper, King George whiting, calamari, Australian salmon, southern garfish and rock flathead.

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Melbourne Seafood Centre LogoMelbourne Seafood Centre Media Release – 09 November 2015

The Melbourne Seafood Centre is owned by the 11 tenants of the centre. These 11 partners are wholesale distributors and retailers who are committed to delivering and producing high quality seafood for Victoria through it’s competitive market.

The majority of seafood that is traded in the Melbourne Seafood Centre is sourced from all over Australia (in particular Victoria), New Zealand and from all over the globe.

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