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Oyster Farmer’s Massive Clean-up Effort

Oyster growers have once again shown their commitment to keeping our waterways clean and healthy in the fourth annual Tide to Tip clean-up event in February 2023. Since 2020 oyster growers from across NSW and […]

Mangrove Recovery Post Bushfires

Mangroves are plants that live in the intertidal zone. They hold sediment with their roots, are extremely important for trapping and storing carbon from the atmosphere, and provide habitat for a variety of animals such […]

Fish Habitat Protection Protocol

A world-first Fish Habitat Protection Protocol Against Bushfires to safeguard the marine environment from future mega bushfire impacts. The devastating 2019-20 bushfires impacted everything, including the marine environment, as several worrying observations were made by […]

World Fisheries Day 2021

As we celebrate World Fisheries Day this year, OceanWatch wishes to recognise all the incredible professional fishers who have supported our work over the past year.  Their commitment to the OceanWatch vision of a healthy, […]

OceanWatch Master Fisherman SA Training

  OceanWatch Master Fisherman training is underway in South Australia as part of our WetFEET program. Pictured below are some of the most recent professional fisherman from the Lakes & Coorong Fishery to be recognised […]

Whale Entanglement Mitigation Workshop

OceanWatch held a Whale Entanglement Mitigation workshop at Sydney Fish Market in early March 2021. This was part of the East Coast Whale Entanglement Mitigation Program, initiated in NSW to respond to issues associated with […]

World Fisheries Day

  To celebrate World Fisheries Day, OceanWatch is showcasing  the OceanWatch Master Fisherman Program with the release of a new video. The OceanWatch Master Fisherman program is helping to recognise professional fishers for their efforts […]

NSW Trawl Fishers endorse seabird friendly fishing practices

  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 […]

World Ocean’s Day

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 […]

Compostable vs Biodegradable

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 […]

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