Factory freezer trawlers in the Commonwealth Small Pelagic Fishery

23 November 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-494-8

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee membership (PDF 23KB)
List of recommendations (PDF 35KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 10KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 911KB)

Referral and reporting timeframe
Conduct of the inquiry
Structure of the report
Overview of the regulation of Commonwealth fisheries
The Small Pelagic Fishery
The FV Geelong Star
Key stakeholder positions on the Geelong Star
Meaning of 'super trawler'

Chapter 2 - Overview of management arrangements for the Small Pelagic Fishery (PDF 144KB)

Output controls
Bycatch of non-target species and interactions with protected species
Compliance and monitoring

Chapter 3 - Concerns about the impact of the FV Geelong Star on the marine environment (PDF 398KB)

General concerns about the utilisation of the fishery and the current knowledge about stock assessments
Localised depletion
Bycatch of non-quota species
Interactions with protected species

Chapter 4 - Concerns about the economic and social consequences of the Geelong Star (PDF 67KB)

Advantages of factory freezer trawlers for fishing operations
Employment and effects on other economic activities

Chapter 5 - Views on the Small Pelagic Fishery management framework and AFMA's standing among stakeholders (PDF 189KB)

Science relied on for the management of the SPF
Evidence regarding the overall regulatory framework
Specific concerns about the management of the SPF by AFMA

Chapter 6 - Committee view and recommendations (PDF 49KB)

Analytical framework used for the inquiry
Principal concerns

Coalition Senators' dissenting report (PDF 36KB)

Coalition Senators' Recommendations
Chair's Report Recommendations

Labor Senators' additional comments (PDF 14KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions, tabled documents and answers to questions on notice (PDF 27KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings (PDF 10KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526