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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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Number of plastic bags produced – worldwide, this year

Posted: 05/04/17

We use 5 trillion plastic bags per year! That’s 160,000 a second! And over 700 a year for every single person on the planet. We can do better than that. This self inflicted disease riddling planet Earth lies in the household of nearly all Australians .Globally...

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Think you’re sick of the rain? Think of the fish

Posted: 03/22/17

Is the current climate of constant rain in NSW getting to you? Is that side ways rain getting under your umbrella? Well, spare a thought for the fish that perish because of large downpours.   This morning oyster farmers on the Macleay River and community members...

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Are you passionate about the environment?

Posted: 03/20/17

Are you passionate about sustainability and the environment? Do you watch documentaries and public speakers inspiring others to be good earth citizens and think you could do that too? Well here is your chance. Landcare Illawarra & Intrepid Landcare are looking for young people aged 18-35...

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#Sustainablefish of the week

Posted: 03/20/17

Every week we bring to you a #Sustainablefish of the week today we feature Zeus faber, or better known by its common name of John Dory. It is listed as Fully Fished by the Department of Primary Industries which means the current catches and fishing pressure...

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Amazing green marine species for your St Patrick’s day

Posted: 03/17/17

Happy St Patrick’s Day! In celebration we are featuring all things green the ocean has to offer. Costasiella Kuroshimae (above) The Sea sheep (Costasiella kuroshimae) is a sea slug that which can grow up to 5mm in length. What’s fascinating about the tiny ‘leaf sheep, is...

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How Aussie fishermen are protecting sea birds

Posted: 03/16/17

It is easy to get caught up in the headlines of the negative environmental press and feel like locking oneself in a dark room. Rarely do we hear about the small wins of locals that stand to make a positive and significant long-term contribution to the...

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6 awesome programs tackling ocean plastics

Posted: 03/16/17

Ocean plastics are the grown-up version of microplastics small plastic particles in the environment that are generally smaller than 1 mm (0.039 in) down to the micrometer range. This plague of epic proportions is not a giant pile of garbage that you might see at the...

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Marine News

Posted: 08/31/16

Here you can find listed marine based news from all around Australia relevent to the fishing industry and marine conservation. The marine news section is a part of of monthly newsletter mail out you can subscribe to our newsletter here. Fullerton Cove re-opens for fishing New...

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