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Crusading against White Spot

Posted: 04/27/17

This week our program manager Woody eagerly visited over 90 commercial fishermen up and down the NSW coast educating them on how they can help stop the spread of White Spot (a condition that to causes sudden death in crustaceans). With White Spot now...

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#Sustainablefish of the week

Posted: 04/11/17

Every week we bring to you a #Sustainablefish of the week today we feature Scomberomorus commerson, or better known by its common name of Spanish Mackerel. It is listed as Fully Fished by the Department of Primary Industries which means the current catches and...

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Sydney’s ocean loving Chinese take on marine conservation role

Posted: 04/06/17

Marine conservation is a complex topic which can be made more complicated by language barriers. That’s why Sydney’s Chinese community have been rolling up their sleeves for the past year to encourage better stewardship and conservation of the local marine environment, under the Aquatic...

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Important information for recreational fishers- The use of prawns as bait

Posted: 04/05/17

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What are the negative and positive impacts of flooding on the environment?

Posted: 04/05/17

The current weather situation across Northern NSW and Tropical Queensland right now is by no means ideal.The aftermath of Cyclone Debbie and the torrential rain that ensued its path has been a test of locals and our Government Services Whilst flood events are devastating...

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How can recreational fishers help stop the spread of White Spot Disease?

Posted: 04/05/17

The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is implementing an expanded movement control zone to contain the spread of White Spot Disease that wiped out several prawn farms in South East Queensland. Recreational fishers are in a strong position to help stop the spread...

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5 ways industry is keeping seafood sustainable in Australia for #Sustainableseafoodday

Posted: 03/31/17

In honour of celebrating #Sustainableseafoodday we have listed five ways Australian fishermen are keeping our seafood at world class sustainability levels. 1. Turtle excluder devices In response to injury and death of Turtles in trawl nets The Australian Seafood Industry has implemented Turtle excluder...

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Why do we love beaches and not care for wetlands?

Posted: 03/29/17

Scientists filled the seats of the Australian Saltmarsh and Mangrove network conference last week in Hobart to discuss the challenges and solutions for protecting our amazing coastal frontiers. There was a major theme for the (AMSN) conference aimed at promoting the story of the...

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This is your chance to decide on the future of Australia’s marine environment

Posted: 03/28/17

OceanWatch Australia has been protecting biodiversity and threatened species for the benefit of the Australian marine environment since 1989. We work to encourage the adoption of best practices for fishing and aquaculture, the encouragement of stewardship actions amongst coastal and marine users, and undertaking...

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Could Cyclone Debbie stop the Great Barrier Reef bleaching?

Posted: 03/27/17

It is no secret the Great Barrier Reef has suffered greatly through the harsh Australia summer this year with the most significant bleaching event on record taking place right on our doorstep, but could Cyclone Debbie change that in the coming days? Fingers crossed!...

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