August 1 saw the kick off of the 2017 tiger prawn season at Karumba and other northern ports.
The Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) is located off the northern coast from Cape York in Queensland to Cape Londonderry in WA.
Australian Fisheries Management Authority CEO, Dr James Findlay said the NPF was a well-managed, sustainable fishery.
“Industry, led by the NPF Pty Ltd, working together with scientists and AFMA, has been a champion for improving bycatch management over the last two decades,” Dr Findlay said.
“Through continuously looking to the latest in innovation and science, fishing operations have significantly improved. With science-based management, lovers of the fleshy, juicy tiger prawn will be chuffed with the healthy stock soon appearing in local seafood retailers.”