NEWS for Fish Stocks

PRESS RELEASE: Independent Report Finds South East Fish Stocks in Great Shape4th October 2016

4 October 2016.  For immediate release. Each year the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) release a report on the stock status of all fish stocks managed by the Australian Government.  The 2016 report was released on 30 September and shows sustained excellence in fisheries management by the Commonwealth Government. For the third year in a row no stoc...

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Recommendations for Marine Park zoning released12th September 2016

Independent reports from the Expert Scientific Panel and Bioregional Advisory Panels for zoning within the Commonwealth marine protected area network have been released by the Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP.   According to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resou...

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Fin Fingers?12th September 2016

Contemporary understanding was that an ancient group of fishes called jawless fishes (which still exist today) evolved into five different groups of fishes these being; placoderms (now extinct), spiny sharks (also extinct), fin-ray fishes (modern fishes), cartilaginous fishes (sharks and rays) and lobe-fin fishes.  One group, the lobe-ray fishes evolved into tetrapods that became the land anim...

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Productivity Commission Release Draft Report7th September 2016

The Productivity Commission (PC) is the Australian Government's review and advisory body on policy, regulation, social and environmental issues. Its role is to recommend policies in the long-term interest of the community. The PC has recently released its draft report ...

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