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 …

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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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A DECADE OF LOAVES AND FISHES 

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 …

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Earth Hour 2020

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. …

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What can we do during our isolation?

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 …

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COVID-19

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 …

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Taste of Seafood Hawkesbury

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 …

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Tide To Tip 2020

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 …

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East Coast Whale Entanglement Mitigation Program

As Humpback whale populations in the southern hemisphere recover from past commercial whaling, the potential for interactions between whales and commercial fishing operations is increasing, with most entanglements occurring since 2006. The majority of entanglement …

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SIA Launches ‘Our Pledge’

Seafood Industry Australia officially launched ‘Our Pledge’on the 24th of October. ’Our Pledge’ is the Australian seafood industries’ commitment to the community, and to each other, that they will do the right thing to ensure …

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