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NSW Government partners with OceanWatch to drive ‘best practice’ in NSW seafood

Posted: 07/20/18

OceanWatch is thrilled with the announcement that the NSW Government is investing in the Master Fisherman Program. The program is a joint initiative between industry and government and is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and professionalism of local fishers. Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair,...

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Historic NRM moment

Posted: 05/31/18

At the recent NRM Regions Australia Meeting of the Chairs’ in Darwin, an update of the MOU was signed by Peter Bridgewater, Chair and a co-signer of the National Landcare Network on behalf of NRM Regions Australia. NRM Regions Australia is the representative group of the...

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Tales of a Trapman – A sustainable fishing narrative

Posted: 05/30/18

The blue waters off the coast of New South Wales teem with marine life that support the livelihoods of professional fishers. For Jason Moyce or Trapman as some know him, it has been a way of life for the last 30 years. Saltwater runs deep in...

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Fishing and conservation working together

Posted: 05/30/18

A spike in sea urchin population in the Gippsland’s Corner Inlet has led to a partnership between conservationists and local professional fishers. The Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park, a Ramsar-listed site, has had a huge unexplained spike in the native purple-spined sea urchins population. This led...

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Could you use less plastic? Of course!

Posted: 05/29/18

Let’s face it we can all make small changes to reduce the amount of plastics in our lives. Australia alone uses 6.9 billion plastic bags a year dumping 36,700 tonnes of plastic bags into our landfill every year. Governments and businesses have a duty to take...

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AMSN Network Conference 2018

Posted: 04/30/18

The Australian Mangrove and Saltmarsh Network conference (AMSN) bought together professional researchers, managers,officers and environmental consultants, as well as community enthusiasts from around Australia to talk facts about the state of mangrove and saltmarsh tidal wetland habitats around the country. The vast array of ecosystems found...

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Professional fisherman takes an #OceanPledge

Posted: 02/27/18

Ocean sustainability has fast become one of the most important issues of the century and we are all responsible for the health of our oceans, which is why we are pleased to have Paul Aquilina a professional Australian fisherman on board to take his #OceanPledge. Paul...

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Fancy meeting some sea creatures? Australia’s best rockpools

Posted: 01/03/18

Need a refreshing location to beat the heat and discover something new? Tidal pools are a mecca for marine life providing a home for many hardy organisms such as starfish, crabs and anemone. Inhabitants living in these marine habitats deal with a harsh environment. Frequent water...

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Everybody is responsible for healthy oceans #OceanPledge

Posted: 11/21/17

With our natural resources facing increasing pressure the task of keeping our oceans, waterways and habitats healthy is an ongoing issue. Whilst some environmental drives seek to highlight an important issue they can in the process distance or vilify other key stakeholders that have an important...

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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 and connect...

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