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Farming togther
A $15m fund to encourage collaboration and develop cooperatives in farming, fishing and forestry has ended. A total of 132 cooperatives around Australia were supported under the Farming Together initiative, most of them start-ups, but the scheme missed out on further funding in this week's budget... Read More
 
 
Fishermen helping entangled birds
For World Oceans Day professional fishermen (Rodney Webber), PFA and OceanWatch removed discarded fishing line that was entangled around a seagull at Coffs Harbour.
 
 
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From the field

Our program manager Andy was out in the field recently and found some positive environmental results. The impact of cattle removal & rock work 3 yrs after installation on the Manning River, NSW. Prolific natural regeneration of mangroves & oyster recruitment were encouraging results showing the structures success.

 
 
 
 
 
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Marine Pest Plan released

Australia's pristine waters, seafood and tourism industries will be better protected from pests such as the European fan worm and Chinese mitten crab thanks to a five year plan to target underwater pests.

The Coalition Government's MarinePestPlan 2018-2023 will make sure Aussie seafood maintains its clean, green and sustainable global reputation. Read Plan here


 
 
 
 
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Ongoing shellfish reef restoration timelapse

You can watch a timel apse of our ongoing shellfish reef restoration program. Cick on the link on the right hand side to see the progress.

 
 
 
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Environmental grants for farmers

The NSW Environmental Trust has announced grants totalling almost $100,000 to educate farmers about sustainable practices and improve land management in the Tweed... Read More

 
 
 
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Woolworths to cut plastics

WOOLWORTHS will stop selling plastic straws by the end of 2018 and will remove plastic packaging from a further 80 fruit and vegetable lines in a bid to appease increasingly environmentally conscious customers... Read More

 
INDUSTRY NEWS
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Seafood buyers go digital
Selling the day's catch via an online auction is redefining the fish market for a New South Wales regional fishing cooperative... Read More
 
 
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Baby oysters still in short supply

Oyster farming could disappear altogether from South Australia's Yorke Peninsula if a solution cannot be found to a shortage of baby oysters, or spat. Read More

 
 
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The Mullet run arrives on NSW shores
The much-anticipated annual mullet run on the east coast of Australia is in full swing now that the cold snap needed to flush the fish from estuaries into the sea to spawn has finally hit the New South Wales mid-north coast... Read More
 
 
 
 
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STATE NEWS
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Black market seafood

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NSW

NSW pearls a plenty

Best fishing spots in Sydney
 

 

 
 
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Tasmanian caught seafood should be labelled

Gloomy octopus leads wave of climate change





 
 
WA
Tangled whale tracking buoys deployed
 
 
 
SA
Whale carcass washes up in SA










 
 
NT
Arnhem land fish factory give job opportunities to indigenous locals

NT coastal and marine assets worth $2 billion


 
 
 
VIC
Environment groups fight Eel fishing
















 
 
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