Our fishing vessels operate under strict fishing regulations at both Federal and State level ensuring that the Queensland East Coast Trawl Fishery maintains its accreditation under federal legislation (the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) as being ecologically sustainable.

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All our vessels use Turtle excluder devices (TEDs) modify trawl nets to allow larger animals to escape. These animals include sea turtles, stingrays, sharks and sponges. TEDs are usually fitted into a trawl net at the beginning of the codend. At this point in the net, water-flow is fastest and maximises the ability of a TED to separate target animals from non-target animals.