Odd Spot

Shark drops from sky5th March 2013

A live 1kg leopard shark dropped from the sky in Southern California recently. A course marshal saw something moving around on the tee and went to investigate and found the small shark. The marshal put the shark in his golf cart and drove it back to the clubhouse. The marshal wanted to help the shark, so stuck it in a bucket of water. Then somebody remembered it wasn't a fresh water animal, so th...

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Domestic cats eat double the South East Trawl Fishery annual catch5th March 2013

The journal of agricultural and environmental ethics has published a paper by Sena De Silva and Giovanni Turchini titled Towards Understanding the Impacts of the Pet Food Industry on World Fish and Seafood Supplies. The article explains that Australian cats eat 33,500 tonnes of seafood per annum. This seafood is imported and Australian made. To put this in context the southern east trawl fishery ...

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Lady Cheryl sinks5th March 2013

South East Trawl vessel Lady Cheryl hit Corsair Rock at Port Phillip Heads near Point Nepean at approximately 1:00am on Saturday 24 March 2012. The vessel is 27m long and weighs around 157 tonnes. The six crew were rescued by Port Phillip Sea Pilots. The exact nature and cause of the incident is under investigation. After authorities were alerted to the incident a multi-agency Incident Management...

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Danish seining on TV5th March 2013

ABC2's "Travel Oz" show went to sea on the Danish Seine vessel Nungurner. Nungurner is a SETFIA member and is crewed by Father and Son team Wayne and Ryan Cheers. Wayne is also a SETFIA Director.  Click here to see a short video of their trip and make your own decision on who the Skipper really is....

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