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#Sustainablefish of the week

By Ocean Watch | 11/04/2017

Every week we bring to you a #Sustainablefish of the week today we feature Scomberomorus commerson, or better known by its common name of Spanish Mackerel. It is listed as Fully Fished by the Department of Primary Industries which means the current catches and fishing pressure are sustainable. Spanish Mackerel live up to 15 years …

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Important information for recreational fishers- The use of prawns as bait

By Ocean Watch | 05/04/2017

How can recreational fishers help stop the spread of White Spot Disease?

By Ocean Watch | 05/04/2017

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 deadly disease through practice change below is a short …

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5 ways industry is keeping seafood sustainable in Australia for #SustainableSeafoodWeek

By Ocean Watch | 31/03/2017

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) for the last 20 years. They are designed to …

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#Sustainablefish of the week

By Ocean Watch | 20/03/2017

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 are close to optimal.   John dory have highly …

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How Aussie fishermen are protecting sea birds

By Ocean Watch | 16/03/2017

It is easy to get caught up in the headlines of the negative environmental press and feel like locking oneself in a dark room. Rarely do we hear about the small wins of locals that stand to make a positive and significant long-term contribution to the environment and it’s animals. This week we caught up …

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