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NATIONAL MARINE NRM NEWS
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AMSN 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 and solutions.... Read More
 
 
New interactive map launched
Our new interactive map has been launched! You can now easily search our positive community and environmental impacts we have made over the years - click on the pins to reveal... See More
 
 
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Be a mate check you bait!

Why are supermarket prawns not suitable for bait?

Supermarket prawns can be sourced from other countries and in turn introduce exotic diseases, whereas bait prawns, in comparison, can only be sourced from Australian waters keeping our biosecurity in check.

The Queensland government has launched a new campaign to keep Recreational fishers aware of biosecurity issues regarding bait prawns...See more

 

 
 
 
 
 
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#WorldFishMigration day 2018

This year World Fish Migration Day promoted swimways of the world bringing attention to barriers preventing migratory fish from making their way up stream.

552 event were hosted in 63 countries and Australia is helping to lead the way forward. New methods such as fish highways are being used around Australia to assist juvenile fish trying to reach key habitat  - check out the video here .


 
 
 
 
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New marine debris initiative launched in Sydney

A new program aptly named Citizen Blue is aiming to make Sydney the cleanest city in the world by 2020. State and local governments are spending over $150 million each year combating litter, but despite these efforts, NSW is still flooded with garbage.

“The Boomerang Alliance estimates that over 40,000 tonnes of rubbish are entering the NSW environment each year” – that’s 5 ½ kgs for every person in NSW!

Visit citizen blue.


 
 
 
 
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5 days and 80km of coast

The five-day initiative kicked off this April covering 80 kilometres of marine environments on the West Tasmanian Coast. The clean-up was organised by Cradle Coast Authority NRM and attracted volunteers from the community, local businesses, conservation organisations, tourism operators and aquaculture companies. ...Read More

 

 
 
 
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Macquarie River habitat revamp

Central West Local Land Services has joined forces with local environmental organisations to finalise a number of projects designed to protect and enhance the Macquarie River habitat... Read More

 
INDUSTRY NEWS
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World class pearls thriving in NSW
New South Wales is producing world class Akoya pearls thanks to a Central Coast operation in the sheltered waters surrounding Broken Bay... Read More 
 
 
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Blue economy empowers indigenous communities

Small indigenous communities in Western Australia have a big vision and plan to improve the local economy by reviving old fish farms in the area... Read More

 
 
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Australian Salmon cannery to open
Australian salmon has a poor reputation with consumers, but a new cannery to be opened in Perth hopes to bring life back to an industry that is struggling to stay afloat... Read More
 
 
INDUSTRY PEOPLE
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Australian Eel back in the spotlight
The PFA has released a new promotional video highlighting the live export of Australian Eels . The exports are being driven to the Chinese market with product being made available through www.gfresh.cn
 
 
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STATE NEWS
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QLD seafood innovation

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NSW

Coffs Harbour boat ramp needs replacement 

Increasing rock fishing safety in NSW

Drones and boat ramp to improve Shark Bay fishing survey

 
 
TAS
Campaign aims to enlist fishers

Giant squid worth a squillion thrown overboard






 
 
WA
Plans to construct oyster farm

Australian Salmon frolicking off Perth

 
 
 
SA
Disease-resistant oysters trialled

South Australia oyster farms declared clear of POMS









 
 
NT
Release the Snappers

NT Barramundi price tanks





 
 
 
VIC
Lakes Entrance Swordfish record

















 
 
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