OceanWatch Australia works with the seafood industry and the community to ensure Australia’s marine environment is healthy, productive, valued and used in a responsible way.

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What are the negative and positive impacts of flooding on the environment?

Coastal & Marine

The current weather situation across Northern NSW and Tropical Queensland right now is by no means ideal.The aftermath of Cyclone Debbie and the torrential rain that ensued its path has been a test of locals and our Government Services Whilst flood events are devastating to humans...

Posted: 04/05/17
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How can recreational fishers help stop the spread of White Spot Disease?

Coastal & MarineFishing Industry NewsSustainable fishing

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 of this...

Posted: 04/05/17
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5 ways industry is keeping seafood sustainable in Australia for #SustainableSeafoodWeek

Sustainable fishing

In honour of celebrating #SustainableSeafoodWeek 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 devices (TEDS)...

Posted: 03/31/17
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Why do we love beaches and not care for wetlands?

Coastal & Marine

Scientists filled the seats of the Australian Saltmarsh and Mangrove network conference last week in Hobart to discuss the challenges and solutions for protecting our amazing coastal frontiers. There was a major theme for the (AMSN) conference aimed at promoting the story of the “riches behind...

Posted: 03/29/17
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This is your chance to decide on the future of Australia’s marine environment

Coastal & MarineNRM programs

OceanWatch Australia has been protecting biodiversity and threatened species for the benefit of the Australian marine environment since 1989. We work to encourage the adoption of best practices for fishing and aquaculture, the encouragement of stewardship actions amongst coastal and marine users, and undertaking works to...

Posted: 03/28/17
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Could Cyclone Debbie stop the Great Barrier Reef bleaching?

Coastal & Marine

It is no secret the Great Barrier Reef has suffered greatly through the harsh Australia summer this year with the most significant bleaching event on record taking place right on our doorstep, but could Cyclone Debbie change that in the coming days? Fingers crossed! A cyclone...

Posted: 03/27/17
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Think you’re sick of the rain? Think of the fish

BlogCoastal & Marine

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...

Posted: 03/22/17
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Are you passionate about the environment?

BlogNRM programs

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...

Posted: 03/20/17
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#Sustainablefish of the week

BlogSustainable fishing

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...

Posted: 03/20/17
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Amazing green marine species for your St Patrick’s day

Blog

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...

Posted: 03/17/17
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