Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sustainable Spencer Gulf King Prawns

South Australia is managing its seafood industries better than most, and about a million times better than Tasmania. Sometimes I am very proud to be South Australian. Now living out of SA I can see that there are very many South Australians doing innovative and wonderful things. Oddly, the media within SA seems to focus on all the bad news of the state. The media needs to take a big look at itself and start supporting  its community instead of trying to destroy it.

.....a remarkably special day for South Australian seafood producers in general, and Spencer Gulf prawn fishermen specifically as it marked the recognition of Spencer Gulf and West Coast Prawn Fisherman’s Association (SGWCPFA)as the first prawn fishery in both the Asia Pacific and the world to gain certification for sustainability from the prestigious Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The MSC is a global program which assesses wild capture fisheries only and sets standards for sustainably managed fish stocks, minimal environmental impact and effective fishery management.

read the rest on Lamb's Ears and Honey.....

2 comments:

RodM said...

Wouldn't it be great if we could get one of these badges for the Huon Valley!

Olive said...

Being born and bred in South Australia, I'm VERY proud to be a Sth. Ozzie !! I lived in Port Pirie for the first 16 years of my long life and remember the times we spent fishing for King George whiting (YUMM) in the Spencer Gulf. Who would want to live anywhere else?
I totally agree with you about the media, too much about the rich and famous Americans who have passed away (they drag it on and on and on) or how many people were killed in a road accident.