NEWS for Fish Stocks

We need your help to understand the diet of Shy Albatross21st June 2018

By Dr Rachael Aderman Wildlife Management Branch – Marine Conservation Program DPIPWE The shy albatross breeds nowhere else in the world apart from three tiny islands in Tasmania—Albatross Island in the north and Pedra Branca (pictured) and the Mewstone in the south. Unlike many of the other albatross species that travel widely across the Sou...

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Autonomous saildrones out and about23rd May 2018

Through the GipNet Environmental Monitoring Research Initiative, CSIRO are trialing the use of a saildrone, a type of Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) to collect a range of oceanic data in Bass Strait. The saildrones are controlled remotely through satellite communications and are powered by wind and solar. They are also equipped with navigation lights, radar reflectors and an Automated Identific...

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NSW Southern Trawl Fishery to join the South-East Trawl18th May 2018

The NSW and Australian Governments have been working on merging the NSW managed Southern Fish Trawl and the Commonwealth managed South East Trawl fisheries. The NSW trawl fishery operates inside 3 nautical miles and the Commonwealth trawl fishery between 3 and 200 nautical miles. The push for the merger has come because the two fisheries often target the same species with the ...

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ABARES report South-East trawler profitability up20th April 2018

Latest financial and economic survey results from operators in the Commonwealth Trawl Sector (South East Trawl) shows that the profitability of vessels operating in the fishery improved in 2014-15. Generating a gross value of fishery production of almost $43 million in 2015-16, the South East Trawl is the major...

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