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Professional Fisherman takes his #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 a professional Australian fisherman on board to take his #OceanPledge...Read More
 
 
Vote for research!
Your vote can support oyster farmers through research into Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) . 

The online platform Thinkable allows organisations to source, fund and collaborate with researchers from over 1,400 universities and now researchers in Tasmania need your help by voting for their research project in the peoples choice award category....Read More
 
 
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QLD locals say 'Save our Spit'

For the last five years Gold Coast locals have waged a campaign to save the Southport Spit. Many say the economic, environmental and recreational value far out way the damage cruise ships could do to the area. Now, The Spit master plan has been released and new developments are on the way...Read More

 
 
 
 
 
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Fishcare volunteers sought

NSW DPI is calling for volunteers keen on mentoring young people how to fish to join the popular Fishcare Volunteer Program. Fishcare volunteers play a vital role in promoting sustainable recreational fishing and do a terrific job in advising anglers and the general public about the rules and values of responsible fishing...Read more 


 
 
 
 
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Bull shark tagging program
Sydney Harbour

DPI NSW scientists are unlocking the mysterious underwater world of Sydney’s sharks through a tagging program based in Sydney Harbour....More


 
 
 
 
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Flows Monitoring and Assessment Program VIC

The Victorian Environmental Flows Monitoring and Assessment Program (VEFMAP) has finished its first year of Stage 6 surveys with encouraging results, including the discovery of naturally spawned Murray Cod larvae in the Campaspe River...Read More

 
 
 
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Round three of Reef Trust Tender

Burdekin and Wet Tropics sugarcane farmers can bid for funding of up to $500,000 to improve the efficiency of their nitrogen fertiliser use and reduce nitrogen runoff leaving their farms and entering the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon...Read More

 
INDUSTRY NEWS
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Joint letter of support
Seafood Industry Australia has published a joint letter of support for the marine reserve draft plans. They say the plans allow Australians to sustainably fish our waters for generations to come... Read More
 
 
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Inidgenous fishing businesses expand in NT

An Indigenous fisherman is expanding his small scale commercial fishing business with help from the Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation and NT Government....Read more

 
 
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Kelpers harvesting SA shores
Demand in Scotland and Norway is driving a family Kelp business in South Australia. Did you know Kelp is used in every thing from gels to pastes, foods and pharmaceuticals, shampoos and even salad dressing?... Read More 
 
 
INDUSTRY PEOPLE
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FISHERMAN OF THE MONTH
Dick Bagnato is a professional fisherman based out of Pyrmont, Sydney Fish Market.

He is a part of a long line of generational fisherman, he provides over 20 different species to Australian markets by fishing up an down the NSW coast.

Dick is proud to responsibly and sustainably harvest local seafood for seafood consumers.

Learn more about Dick Bagnato here
 
 
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STATE NEWS
QLD

$20,000 of prizes up for grabs at fishing event

Fishing trawler Dianne recovered as experts investigate how boat sank


 

 
NSW

Traditional owners Yuin fight for cultural fishing rights with NSW native title claim

Restocking fish in NSW

 

 
 
TAS
Construction begins on new Ridley fish feed mill







 
 
WA
Australia apprehends tuna-laden foreign fishing boat

Young Fishos help Tiger Shark off beach





 
 
 
SA
Fishing at Tod has govt support

‘Sensation’ when kings return to bay








 
 
NT
Territory still best place to wet a line

Tales from the Tinny







 
 
 
VIC
Lobster fishers back new management plans



















 
 
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