SEANET Video's on Commercial Fishing Methods in NSW on You Tube
Hawkesbury River Prawn Trawl
Estuary Hauling Clarence River
Beach Seining in NSW
NSW Rapid Pipi Assessment
NSW Beach Haul Fishery
The SeaNet program was established in 1999 to advance the sustainability of Australian fisheries and introduce conservation behaviours and new technologies to the industry. The SeaNet program is the only professional extension program operating within the seafood industry. Its yearly work plan is directed by the National Steering Committee and state based reference groups. SeaNet assists the industry, seafood harvesters and producers to be more sustainable in the following ways: Provides a national extension service for the development, trialling and adoption of innovative fishing technologies to improve environmental, economic performance through the adoption of by-catch reduction devices to reduce capture of non-target and endangered species, to reduce interference with species listed as threatened, endangered or protected (TEP) (under the Commonwealth EPBC Act 1999.
Provides on-ground assistance to seafood producers to facilitate industry’s involvement in research trials to develop and implement improved practices, and technologies to develop, adopt and implement Threat Abatement Plans and Recovery Plans. to reduce the impact of seafood production practices on critical aquatic habitat such as seagrass and reefs to improve water quality through improving waste management on vessels and at wharf facilities.
Promotes environmental stewardship among seafood harvesters and producers through the development and implementation of environmental management systems and industry codes of practice. Assisting industry to access incentive and other funds for the implementation of environmental management system actions. practical assistance to improve the environmental performance of the seafood industry in a manner that allows them to remain internationally competitive through the use of innovation and best practice. Develops training and technical guides to build capacity and knowledge among seafood harvesters and producers. Integrates seafood producers with the CMA, NRM and local communities through involvement in regional projects that reduce environmental impacts or expanding their knowledge and involvement in regional activities. links to the community providing education and information in relation to harvesting and production methods and the sustainability measures being adopted by the seafood industry.