OceanWatch Australia works with the seafood industry and the community to advance the sustainability of Australia’s seafood.

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Earth Hour 2020

Posted: 03/27/20

Amid the current crisis that faces this world, take some time to join together in solidarity to help tackle another crisis facing our planet. This Saturday the 28th of March lets #switchoff for Earth Hour. One hour of no power, take part in switching off the...

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What can we do during our isolation?

Posted: 03/27/20

As the COVID-19 virus spreads across world, events and social gatherings have been put on hold. For now we adapt to a life of isolation, but this does not mean we can’t still do our bit to help our environment, our industries and our community as...

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COVID-19

Posted: 03/27/20

2020 has not been the easiest of years, and it is only the beginning. We have seen fires, floods and now the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic. At OceanWatch we are continuing to work in isolation at home, following the advice of health authorities. We are however deeply...

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Taste of Seafood Hawkesbury

Posted: 03/09/20

Over the weekend, we celebrated the Taste of Seafood Festival in Wisemans Ferry on the shores of the Hawkesbury River. It was a great opportunity to acknowledge our local professional fisherman and the fresh seafood they bring to our tables every day. OceanWatch took the time...

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Tide To Tip 2020

Posted: 03/09/20

Oyster farmers across the country have come together to help combat the scourge of marine debris in Australian waterways. The inaugural event dubbed ‘Tide to Tip’ began on the 17th of February 2020 and continues into the coming weeks. While the initiative is being driven by the Australian oyster...

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East Coast Whale Entanglement Mitigation Program

Posted: 12/19/19

As Humpback whale populations in the southern hemisphere recover from past commercial whaling, the potential for interactions between whales and commercial fishing operations is increasing, with most entanglements occurring since 2006. The majority of entanglement incidents involve Humpback whales, a species listed as Vulnerable under the...

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OceanWatch Australia is seeking Interns

Posted: 11/07/19

OceanWatch Australia is looking at taking on 2 interns every 6 months with intakes in February and July each year. These positions will get exposure and experience to the types of projects we work on and assist us meet delivery of current projects. If you are...

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SIA Launches ‘Our Pledge’

Posted: 11/07/19

Seafood Industry Australia officially launched ‘Our Pledge’on the 24th of October. ’Our Pledge’ is the Australian seafood industries’ commitment to the community, and to each other, that they will do the right thing to ensure a vibrant future for the sector, and keep putting the best...

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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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