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

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Bait Bag Trials

Posted: 02/03/21

OceanWatch is working with Tangaroa Blue and partners on the “ReefClean” Program to document the use of bait bags within Australian fishing industries. A review of the Australian bait supplier market was completed, and a survey was disseminated to bait and tackle suppliers to help understand...

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NSW Trawl Fishers endorse seabird friendly fishing practices

Posted: 11/25/20

  Research has shown the NSW Ocean Trawl Fishery has minimal interactions with seabirds (read more here). To ensure the fishery remains seabird friendly into the future, NSW trawl fishers have worked with OceanWatch Australia and NSW DPI Fisheries to develop seabird management plans for individual...

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World Fisheries Day

Posted: 11/20/20

As we celebrate World Fisheries Day the OceanWatch Master Fisherman program is helping to recognise professional fishers for their efforts to raise the standard of responsible fishing in Australia with the release of our Master Fisherman video. These fisherman showcase the drive for sustainability and environmental...

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Intern Position at OceanWatch

Posted: 10/22/20

OceanWatch Australia is seeking a volunteer intern to work on our Tide to Tip program. The Tide to Tip program is a series of Australian oyster industry led clean-up events through which oysters farmers can lead and participate in clean-ups within and surrounding Australian waterways. The...

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Earthshot Prize Launched

Posted: 10/09/20

OceanWatch Australia has been named an official Nominator for The Earthshot Prize, launched on October 8th by Prince William. The Earthshot Prize is the most prestigious global environment prize in history, incentivising worldwide change with a decade of action to repair our planet. As an organisation...

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OceanWatch Welcomes Newest Team Member

Posted: 09/25/20

Meet Claudia Santori, the newest addition to the OceanWatch team. Claudia has an academic research background in ecology and management of aquatic species, recently completing her PhD in  freshwater turtle ecology. Claudia has taken on the role of spatial analyst for our bushfire recovery project. This...

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Reef Enhancement

Posted: 09/25/20

OceanWatch in partnership with the Abalone Association NSW has been working on reef enhancement on the NSW south coast. This program seeks to control populations of the long-spined sea urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) which have fed voraciously on marine vegetation. The urchin barrens that form as a result of this pose a threat...

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World Ocean’s Day

Posted: 06/04/20

June 8th is World Ocean’s Day; this year’s theme is “Innovation for a sustainable ocean”. The world’s oceans are essential for life on Earth, providing food, medicine, and important ecosystem services, as well as being a large source of the world’s biodiversity. These crucial ecosystems are...

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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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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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