Odd Spot

Noose tightens on dodgy fish sellers23rd February 2015

The Association applauds industry leaders Con and Theodore Patsiotis, from the Australian Seafood Fish and Chippery in North Coburg who have publically called for country of origin labelling laws for cooked fish. The Australian Seafood Fish and Chippery was recently rank...

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$25m to develop Port of Eden15th January 2015

Eden is an important port in the South-East Trawl Fishery. However, south-west gales cause significant damage to recreational and commercial vessels in the port. Recognising this, the NSW State Government, Commonwealth Government and Bega Valley Shire Council have announced they will spend $25m on a wave attenuator, the extension of the breakwater wharf for cruise ships and the development of t...

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Living fossil captured14th January 2015

The frilled shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus) gains its name from its six pairs of frill like gills. It is one of two remaining species of this ancient family which dates back 80 million years. It has a wide but patchy distribution in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans on the outer and upper continental slope, generally near the bottom, though there is evidence of substantial upward mov...

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The other roughy – Darwin’s Roughy24th October 2014

This rare fish was caught off Eden in 200m of water and is believed to be a Darwin's Roughy (Gephyroberyx darwinii). Other common names include Darwin's Slimehead and the Finescale Roughy. The name suggests it was named by Charles Darwin but in fact it was named by Johnson in 1886. Literature suggests that it is "benthopelagic" meaning that it lives near the seafloor but not righ...

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