NEWS for Fish Stocks

Postie Bike Caught by Trawler25th August 2016

Jack Parkhill from the Miranda Bay couldn’t believe his eyes when they hauled their seine net and instead of flathead found a Postie Bike.  The bike was caught in 100m of water 50 miles east of Lakes Entrance. We think the bike is a Honda CT90 Trail 90 which was manufactured between 1966 and 1979 at that time selling for US$330.  The amount of marine growth indicates it may have been there...

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Eating fish . . .it’s not a guilty pleasure25th August 2016

Preliminary estimates in the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2016 report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) show that people are eating more than twice as much fish as they did in the 1960s. The average world per capita apparent fish consumption was 9.9 kg in the 1960s and preliminary estimates indicate it will exceed 20 kg i...

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Fish of the day: The Moonfish22nd August 2016

The Moonfish (Lampris guttatus) sometimes called an Opah, is a large discoid (disk like) and deeply keeled fish with an attractive form and a conspicuous coloration. They can reach a maximum length of 2 m and weight of 270 kg. ...

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Fish of the Day: Cookie Cutter Shark20th July 2016

Today’s fish of the day is Isistius brasiliensis, the Cookie-cutter shark. ...

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