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  • Flake Fake Cops a Battering
  • The Southern Shark Industry Alliance (SSIA) represents operators and quota holders in the Commonwealth managed gillnet, hook and trap (GHaT) sector, a sector in the larger fishery that also encompasses the trawl fishery.  SSIA recently wrote to a large number of fish and chip shops across Australia...

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  • 8 Reasons why the VFA Should Conduct a Survey of Recreational Fish Catches in Victoria
  • By Ross Winstanley* Victoria's only estimate of statewide recreational fish catches dates back to the 2000/01 National Recreational and Indigenous Fishing Survey.  Every state and territory - except Victoria - has since applied the survey methods developed for that study to estimates their recre...

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  • Revolutionary Australian fishing vessel design proposed
  • An innovative new design is being proposed for fishing vessels in Australia.  Leading Australian boat designer Paul Bury has released concept drawings for a 20m fishing boat that can be configured to efficiently work different types of fishing gear. The design would be the largest Australian workin...

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  • Fishing industry calls for halt to massive French seismic survey
  • The Gippsland Basin in South East Australia is a hot spot for oil and gas resources.   Australia’s first oil field was discovered at Lake Bunga, Lakes Entrance in 1924.  More than 20 pieces of oil and gas infrastructure sit on the seafloor in eastern Bass Strait connected by numerous pipelines ...

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  • What’s to become of Victoria’s Gippsland Lakes commercial fishery?
  • By Ross Winstanley* Not content with their exclusive fishing access to every Victorian estuary, recreational fishers are now pushing for the closure of commercial fishing in the Gippsland Lakes. From the 1960s through the 1980s, Victoria’s annual 800 tonne Gippsland Lakes commercial fishery ...

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