INDUSTRY SUBMISSIONS

۵ַ takes its role as the primary conduit between seafood producers and consumers in New South Wales seriously. We support both the industry and the Australian public on important issues that impact the supply of, and demand for, seafood.


We do this by promoting and participating in informed debate on a range of issues which impact the health and sustainability of marine environments, and therefore seafood supply.


You can explore our various industry submissions below.

2024: Submission on the appropriate level of Total Allowable Catch and Total Allowable Effort determinations for listed species/share class


۵ַ welcomed the opportunity to submit to NSW DPI's consultation with regard to Total Allowable Catch (TAC) determinations for a range of species in the Ocean Trap & Line, Ocean Hauling, Estuary General and Abalone fisheries for the new fishing period 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025.

2023: Submission regarding offshore renewable energy infrastructure area proposal: Pacific Ocean off Illawarra


۵ַ welcomed the opportunity to submit to the  Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water's enquiry about offshore renewable energy infrastructure and its potential impact on local fisheries.

2023: Submission to the NSW Government's discussion paper regarding the shaping of policy for the arts and cultural sector.


۵ַ welcomed the opportunity to respond to the NSW Government's discussion paper regarding the shaping of policy for the arts and cultural sector.

2023: Letter of Support for Seafood Industry Australia’s Submission to discussion paper on Measures to Prevent the Importation of Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported Seafood into Australia


۵ַ welcomed the opportunity to support Seafood Industry Australia's submission to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry's IUU fishing discussion paper.

2023: Submission regarding offshore renewable energy infrastructure area proposal: Pacific Ocean off Hunter

۵ַ welcomed the opportunity to submit to the  Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water's enquiry about offshore renewable energy infrastructurea and its potential impact on local fisheries.

2023: Submission to Country of Origin Labelling for Seafood In Hospitality Inquiry

۵ַ welcomed the opportunity to submit to discussions about Country of Origin Labelling for seafood in hospitality.

2022: Submission to Inquiry into Food Security in Australia

۵ַ welcomed the opportunity to submit to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture's inquiry into food security in Australia.

 

2022: Submission to Transport NSW's inquiry into Proposed Western Distributor Road Network Improvements.

۵ַ welcomed the opportunity to submit to Transport NSW's inquiry into Proposed Western Distributor Road Network Improvements.

 

2022: Submission to Sydney Metro West State Significant Precinct Study

۵ַ welcomed the opportunity to submit to the Sydney Metro West State Significant Precinct Study of rail infrastructure, stations, precincts and operations.


2022: Submission to the Legislative Assembly's Committee on Environment and Planning’s Inquiry into Food Production and Supply in NSW

As Australia’s home of seafood and a cornerstone of the seafood industry in Australia, SFM welcomed the opportunity to submit to this inquiry into Food Production and Supply by the Legislative Assembly's Committee on Environment and Planning.

2021: House Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources: Inquiry into the Australian Aquaculture Sector

As Australia’s home of seafood and a cornerstone of the seafood industry in Australia, SFM
welcomed the opportunity to submit to this inquiry into the Australian aquaculture sector by the 
House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee. 


2021: Senate Standing Comittees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport re: the Fisheries Quota System

۵ַ made a submission to the Senate Standing Comittees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport, regarding the Fisheries Quota System. In this submission, SFM provided perspective on the current quota system as an industry leader and representative.


2020: Evaluation of Country of Origin Labelling for Food

۵ַ made a submission to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources' Evaluation of Country of Origin Labelling for Food. SFM's submission strongly supports mandatory Country of Origin Labelling for all food products, including in the food service sector.


2018: Response to the Hawkesbury Shelf Marine Bioregion Initiative

In response to the Hawkesbury Shelf Marine Bioregion Initiative, ۵ַ welcomed the opportunity to comment on this NSW Government initiative from the Marine Estate Management Authority.


2016: Green Paper on Fisheries Management Reform in Queensland

In September 2016, ۵ַ contributed a submission in response to the green paper on Fisheries Management Reform in Queensland.


2016: Inquiry into the Regulation of Australian Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture Sectors

۵ַ welcomed the opportunity to provide input into the inquiry into Productivity Commission inquiry into on Commonwealth, state and territory regulation of wild capture marine fisheries.


2014: Inquiry into the Current Requirements for Labelling of Seafood and Seafood Products

۵ַ and its onsite retailers adhere to the Fish Names Standard and strongly support the prospect of country of origin labelling of seafood extending to food service.  ۵ַ therefore welcomed this opportunity to provide input into the inquiry into the current requirements for labelling of seafood and seafood products.


2014: Commercial Fisheries Reform

On Thursday 29 May 2014, ۵ַ made a formal submission to the Commercial Fisheries Reform. The submission was developed in consultation with various Commercial Fishing working groups.