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Posted May 04, Kmart and Big W are among retailers that will stop stocking opera house yabby nets, following calls from conservationists to ban their sale due to the threat posed to platypus populations.
Posted March 31, Sharks driven by illegal fisherman from a remote reef off Western Australia's northern coast have started to return thanks to a crackdown by Border Force. The International Organisation of Migration says the case involving 6 Indonesian who murdered the captain of their Vanuatu-flagged fishing vessel, is not isolated.
The case of a group of Indonesian fishermen who murdered their Chinese captain back inand now face 18 years behind bars in Vanuatu after their appeal was dismissed, has highlighted what industry insiders say is part of a much bigger issue: The NSW DPI has announced it is investigating the apparent slaughter of more than a dozen sharks on the NSW far north coast which has been described by anglers as "senseless".
Posted February 01, The 'disturbing' discovery of the remains of three tiger sharks are found on a popular swimming beach in North Fremantle, prompting warnings for swimmers and condemnation from the WA Government.
The ground-breaking technology behind crypto-currencies like Bitcoin is being used to trace tuna caught in the Pacific to stop illegal and unsustainable fishing. Posted January 22, Blockchain is now helping to bring much-needed transparency to the global tuna industry, which has been prone to corruption, human slavery and unsustainable fishing practices.
Posted January 17, The release of thousands of barramundi into the warm water of Hazelwood power station's cooling ponds was supposed to create a tourism boon for Victoria's east. Instead it's costing hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep the tropical fish alive.
Posted December 23, The Torres Strait is home to the most stable and robust population of dugong on the planet, but there are concerns their numbers could decline because of illegal poaching. Global fish stocks are in decline, threatened by over fishing, lack of regulation and illegal activity.
Posted December 22, Australia's seafood production is sustainable and increasing in value, but most of what we eat is imported from unsustainable and often illegal fisheries. Posted December 21, Internal documents from a top law enforcement agency in Australia suggest that hunters from Papua New Guinea may be poaching dugong in the Torres Strait in breach of a longstanding treaty on marine management.
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