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NSW Oyster Conference a hit

Posted: 08/29/17

Oyster producers from all over NSW have descended on Merimbula this week for the biennial NSW Oyster Conference held at the Pambula Merimbula Golf Club. Over 200 oyster farmers, trade suppliers and associated organisations attended providing a unique opportunity for producers to share, learn...

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Something to give a Carp about

Posted: 08/08/17

Carp are one of the most destructive introduced pest species in Australia and have caused major damage to native fish populations and the water quality of our waterways. But for commercial Carp fishers John and Peter Ingram business is booming and their efforts have...

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Double sea turtle rescue

Posted: 08/01/17

Photo courtesy of Echonet Daily Two sea turtles rescued in South Australia late last year are being released back in to the wild in Ballina. Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers released the turtles, which were flown to Ballina just over a week ago to be...

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Is wave energy conversion the future of Australia’s coastal towns?

Posted: 07/23/17

With 85% of Australia’s population living on coastal strips around the country, our energy needs are putting more and more pressure on coastal habitat areas. Coastal population growth exerts pressure on coastal land increasing need for agriculture and housing at the expense of natural...

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New reef trials installed in estuaries around NSW

Posted: 07/23/17

Fish hotels in the form of Oyster shell in Coir fibre bags have been installed in key estuary locations around NSW. These structures will be key to providing erosion control and fish habitat restoration in intertidal locations. Several sites in NSW have been selected...

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The United Nations held an Ocean Conference and here is what happened

Posted: 07/17/17

In June, the United Nations hosted its first large conference on saving and protecting the worlds oceans. The Ocean Conference, began Monday, June 5 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York coinciding with World Oceans Day on June 8. This high level, “game-changing”...

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360 degree view of the sea in your own home

Posted: 07/16/17

If a Starfish slips off a rock in the middle of the ocean and no one is there to see it did it really happen? The answer YES because the Seaview team have made 360 degree underwater camera, just like Google street view –...

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Commercial fishers LED lights saving fish – A breakthrough in conservation

Posted: 07/15/17

Sometimes the most difficult conundrums can have simplistic solutions. Fishermen in the Pacific Northwest are proving they can be harvesters and conservationists, over the years shrimp nets accidentally captured large amounts of threatened little fish, called Eulachon. The solution? Exit lights on nets: Bright...

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Why do we need more oyster reefs? And what are they anyway?

Posted: 07/15/17

Shellfish reefs may not be great to step on or to look at but these reefs have just as much to offer as their beautiful coral reef counter parts. Shellfish reefs made up of oysters and mussels offering a whole suite of eco-system services...

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The end of an era, but a lifetime of legacy

Posted: 06/29/17

There are all kinds of opportunities in life and sometimes those opportunities allow us to make an amazing impact in local communities and support those who need specialist guidance. That is why our Executive Director Brad Warren will be sorely missed when he departs...

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