Legislative Council: Tuesday, March 21, 2023


Seafood Industry

In reply to the Hon. C. BONAROS ().7 March 2023).

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries): I am advised:

PIRSA, as a member of the Australian Fisheries Management Forum, is aware of the commonwealth-led Country of Origin Labelling initiative that has been strongly advocated for by Seafood Industry Australia, the national industry body. Further, as part of the National Fisheries Plan, led by the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, which provides a shared vision to grow Australia's fishing and seafood sectors in a sustainable way, one of the key initiatives relates to enhancing traceability systems for seafood products. PIRSA, along with other state and territory government agencies and the seafood community, was involved in developing the plan.

The Australian Fisheries Management Forum (AFMF) is an informal network for sharing information between the state and federal government agencies involved in managing fisheries and aquaculture in Australia. AFMF is comprised of the heads of commonwealth and state/territory fishery management agencies, with observers from relevant bodies including the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.