Trawl Grounds

Lessons on marine parks from the Great Barrier Reef23rd February 2015

In 2004, the Australian and Queensland governments increased protection of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) closing 117,000 km2 of the reef to commercial fishing inside the Great Barrier Reef marine park. A report by four fisheries scientists explains that the Australian and Queensland governments supported the creat...

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Sub-Antarctic fishery pristine after 16 years of trawling29th July 2014

The Heard and McDonald Island (HIMI) Patagonian Toothfish and Mackerel Icefish fishery is located in the Southern Ocean 3,000 miles south-west from the Australian mainland. An eight year FRDC study has shown that after 16 years ...

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Trawl vessels to receive text messages when they transit marine parks23rd June 2014

Parks Australia manages six Commonwealth national parks on land, the Australian National Botanic Gardens, and Australia's network of Commonwealth Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Parks Australia is part of the fede...

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A Recreational Fisherman’s Perspective on Drawing the Line14th May 2014

By Lynton Barr Editor of online recreational fishing magazine "Around the Jetties" delbarr1@bigpond.com On the 30th of April I attended a film screened by SETFIA (The South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association) and the Lakes Entrance Fishermens Cooperative for the public. This was an excellent film examining many aspects of the offshore fishery industry, and in particular looking at the pr...

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