Fishing and conservation working together

A spike in sea urchin population in the Gippsland’s Corner Inlet has led to a partnership between conservationists and local professional fishers. The Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park, a Ramsar-listed site, has had a huge …

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Could you use less plastic? Of course!

Let’s face it we can all make small changes to reduce the amount of plastics in our lives. Australia alone uses 6.9 billion plastic bags a year dumping 36,700 tonnes of plastic bags into our …

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AMSN Network Conference 2018

The Australian Mangrove and Saltmarsh Network conference (AMSN) bought together professional researchers, managers,officers and environmental consultants, as well as community enthusiasts from around Australia to talk facts about the state of mangrove and saltmarsh tidal …

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Professional fisherman takes an #OceanPledge

Ocean sustainability has fast become one of the most important issues of the century and we are all responsible for the health of our oceans, which is why we are pleased to have Paul Aquilina …

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Fancy meeting some sea creatures? Australia’s best rockpools

Need a refreshing location to beat the heat and discover something new? Tidal pools are a mecca for marine life providing a home for many hardy organisms such as starfish, crabs and anemone. Inhabitants living …

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Everybody is responsible for healthy oceans #OceanPledge

With our natural resources facing increasing pressure the task of keeping our oceans, waterways and habitats healthy is an ongoing issue. Whilst some environmental drives seek to highlight an important issue they can in the …

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NSW Oyster Conference a hit

Oyster producers from all over NSW have descended on Merimbula this week for the biennial NSW Oyster Conference held at the Pambula Merimbula Golf Club. Over 200 oyster farmers, trade suppliers and associated organisations attended …

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Something to give a Carp about

Carp are one of the most destructive introduced pest species in Australia and have caused major damage to native fish populations and the water quality of our waterways. But for commercial Carp fishers John and …

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Double sea turtle rescue

Photo courtesy of Echonet Daily Two sea turtles rescued in South Australia late last year are being released back in to the wild in Ballina. Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers released the turtles, which were flown …

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Is wave energy conversion the future of Australia’s coastal towns?

With 85% of Australia’s population living on coastal strips around the country, our energy needs are putting more and more pressure on coastal habitat areas. Coastal population growth exerts pressure on coastal land increasing need …

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