Environment

Searching for school shark pups in South Australia20th July 2016

Matt McMillan is a PhD candidate working on school shark (Galeorhinus galeus) at the University of Adelaide. He needs your help to find school shark pupping grounds that may exist in South Australian waters. School shark numbers declined in the 1990s and conservative total allowable catches (TACs) have been set to help them recover. School shark are no longer targeted by commercial fishers and ...

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Fishermen call for use of new technology to reduce effects on seabirds30th June 2016

The South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association and the Great Australian Bight Fishing Industry Association (GABIA) have developed world leading technology that reduces interactions between trawlers and seabirds by up to 96%. Plans are in place to roll this technology out across the trawl fleet. Trawl fishermen from both Commonwealth managed trawl fisheries in South Austra...

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Learn about Danish seine trawling15th December 2015

Learn more about the Danish seine method of trawling by watching this informative video including some underwater video of the gear in action. [wpdevart_youtube]74IOuDv6-JU[/wpdevart_youtube] (or watch directly on YouTube here)...

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Gulper exclusion trial successful10th December 2015

The gulper exclusion proof-of-concept trial has been successful. Read on to learn more and see trawl footage taken at 500m depth. Harrisson’s dogfish and southern dogfish are part of a group of sharks called Upper-Slope Dogfish or Gulper Sharks. To ...

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