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2 years later plastic wrapped vegetables line the shelves

Campaigns

Everyone has been in the situation at the supermarket where they see a totally un-necessary form of plastic packaging. Maybe you caught a glimpse of avocados and bananas wrapped in plastic or cookies individually wrapped inside of a plastic package the companies say they...

Posted: 06/26/17
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Is plastic consumption a consumer choice? Or is pollution a design choice?

Coastal & Marine

Everyone has been in the situation at the supermarket where they see a totally un-necessary form of plastic packaging. Maybe you caught a glimpse of avocados and bananas wrapped in plastic or cookies individually wrapped inside of a plastic package the companies say they...

Posted: 06/26/17
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Seismic survey death waves killing the building blocks of life

Coastal & MarineFishing Industry NewsMarine Science

Deafening sound waves created during offshore surveys for oil and gas can kill microscopic plankton, according to a new study. The research showed significant impacts on the target species – with a two to three-fold increase in mortality of adult and larval zooplankton. How...

Posted: 06/23/17
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Waste from the wine industry is being developed into aquaculture feed

Aquaculture NewsFishing Industry News

No longer do we need any more excuses to open another bottle of wine, because thanks to the great people at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)and Barossa Valley company Tarac Technologies wine waste is being used to make aquaculture feed even...

Posted: 06/19/17
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4 shocking facts about ocean plastic for #WorldOceansDay

Coastal & Marine

It’s #WorldOceansDay today and here a 4 facts that will make you never use single use plastics again…..ever. 1 It takes three times more water to manufacture a plastic bottle than it does to fill it. The chemical production of plastics also means most...

Posted: 06/08/17
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Aussie fishers take on ocean plastics

Coastal & MarineFishing Industry News

“We care about the ocean too” Professional fishers are turning the tide against ocean plastics

Posted: 06/08/17
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How to be an eco friendly beach goer

Coastal & Marine

Whether your swimming, hiking , four wheel driving or wading through the waters here are some basic tips you can use to love your local beach. 1. Careful where you step! There are many fragile parts of the eco-system that are just a few...

Posted: 05/30/17
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Waging the war against White Spot

Coastal & MarineFishing Industry News

With 2137 km of Coast line ahead of him and a passion for protecting our wild catch fisheries, Michael our program manager has been working with the Professional Fishermens Association (PFA), Queensland Seafood Industry Association (QSIA) and the New South Wales Department of Primary...

Posted: 05/29/17
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Change these two things for a healthier marine environment

Coastal & Marine

In our society where convenience is king future generations are going to look back at our fast fix obsessed society and wonder how it all went so wrong. The good news? We have compiled a no none-sense list that shows everyone how they can...

Posted: 05/08/17
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Mobile app launched to protect Australian fisheries and aquaculture

Fishing Industry News

Australia’s fishing industry is valued at $2.8 billion and support jobs, regional communities and food security. We think that that is something worth protecting and this new innovation that is aimed at protecting Australia’s Aquaculture and wild catch fisheries. The Department of Agriculture and...

Posted: 05/08/17
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