NEWS for Fish Stocks

Australian study finds that seismic surveys kill scallops3rd November 2016

The University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and Curtin University’s Centre for Marine Science and Technology has investigated the effects of seismic survey acoustics on adult rock lobsters and scallops. Seismic surveys are used to produce detailed images of local geology to determine the location and size of possible oil and gas reservoirs. Sou...

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Why is the East Australian Current Behaving so Badly?18th October 2016

The East Australian Current (EAC) is a flow of water that is formed from the South Equatorial Current crossing the Coral Sea and reaching the eastern coast of Australia off Queensland. As the South Equatorial Current hits the Australian coast it divides forming the southward flow of the EAC. ...

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Marine Mammal Report Released18th October 2016

All primary production has environmental impacts and most have some impact on native mammal populations.  On land, farmers can apply for permits to destroy kangaroos while no rules exist for vehicle road kill.  However, in the marine environment the rules are much tougher.  All marine mammals are afforded protection under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act which req...

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Changes to the AFMA Commission18th October 2016

The Assistant Minister, Senator the Hon. Anne Ruston, has welcomed Ms Renata Brooks (middle) to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Commission for a three year appointment until 30 June 2019. Commissioners Ian Cartwright [bottom left], Professor Keith Sainsbury [top right] and Richard Stevens [right] have also been re-appointed until 30 June 2019, following the extension of their ...

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