NEWS for Fish Stocks

Revolutionary Australian fishing vessel design proposed20th August 2018

An innovative new design is being proposed for fishing vessels in Australia.  Leading Australian boat designer Paul Bury has released concept drawings for a 20m fishing boat that can be configured to efficiently work different types of fishing gear. The design would be the largest Australian working vessel under a measured length of 20m. The vessel design features an ‘inverted axe’ bow fo...

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Fishing industry calls for halt to massive French seismic survey16th August 2018

The Gippsland Basin in South East Australia is a hot spot for oil and gas resources.   Australia’s first oil field was discovered at Lake Bunga, Lakes Entrance in 1924.  More than 20 pieces of oil and gas infrastructure sit on the seafloor in eastern Bass Strait connected by numerous pipelines that return precious resources to land through Orbost, Seaspray and Longford. ...

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What’s to become of Victoria’s Gippsland Lakes commercial fishery?15th August 2018

By Ross Winstanley* Not content with their exclusive fishing access to every Victorian estuary, recreational fishers are now pushing for the closure of commercial fishing in the Gippsland Lakes. From the 1960s through the 1980s, Victoria’s annual 800 tonne Gippsland Lakes commercial fishery produced 80% of Australia's black bream landings, averaging about 250 tonnes. Today, the Gippslan...

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Koopman et al Industry-based development of effective new seabird mitigation devices in the southern Australian trawl fisheries15th August 2018

Koopman et al - New seabird mitigation devices trawlers southern Australia Aug 2018 ...

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