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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...

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Recreational Fishermen please spare the lawn mowers of the reef!

Posted: 05/04/17

There’s nothing better than getting together with your mates or rocking a solo fishing expedition however, this week the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is asking recreational fishermen to spare the friendly herbivores of the seas. What do you mean by herbivores of...

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

Posted: 04/05/17

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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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#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...

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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 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...

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The young future of sustainable fishing

Posted: 03/15/17

As the sun rises over the early morning silence of the Hawkesbury River and the clouds reflect off the perfectly still water, you might mistake this place as some sort of heaven. For young Paul Aquilina and his best mate Skipper it might as...

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Why does aquaculture matter in NSW?

Posted: 02/24/17

With increasing demand for high quality seafood, aquaculture is a growing industry in NSW. Aquaculture has been undertaken in a number of countries around the world and has grown rapidly worldwide in the last 50 years. FAO reports that world aquaculture production increased substantially...

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