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

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“COMPOSTABLE VS BIODEGRADABLE”

Posted: 05/28/20

It is very normal to get confused about the difference between compostable and biodegradable materials. While all compostable products are biodegradable, not all biodegradable products are compostable. The main differences are related to: their own production materials, how they decompose, and the residual elements after decomposition....

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A DECADE OF LOAVES AND FISHES 

Posted: 04/24/20

This year we could not celebrate local, sustainable seafood in the usual way, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, this year the professional fishermen of South West Rocks donated their product to indigenous communities on the NSW north coast, those whose ancestors fished these shores long...

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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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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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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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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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