Fish to target when Moreton Bay clears up

So what can we expect after these floods? Well I feel it could be late April or the start of May before it really cleans up, so with a bit of luck the water will be clear for the start of our flathead, bream and winter snapper seasons. We might even see the start of the winter whiting season. The …

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Slimy mackerel catch limits increased by 450 percent

AFTER considering the latest available science and data, the independent Australian Fisheries Management Authority Commission agreed to the revised Harvest Strategy for the Commonwealth Small Pelagic Fishery  and set new total allowable catch limits for the 2017-18 fishing season, commencing May 1, 2017. Underpinning the Harvest Strategy was further testing undertaken during 2016 and advice from the SPF Scientific Panel and …

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Deadline extended for Water for life community grant funding

SEQWATER has extended the deadline for its 2017 Water for life community grants program to make sure those impacted by ex-tropical cyclone Debbie have the opportunity to apply for funding. Seqwater acting chief executive officer Jim Pruss said the closing date for submission of detailed applications had been pushed from May 1 to May 15, 2017. The annual program offers …

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Russian scientists develop possible cure for prawns with white spot

A TEAM of scientists at the Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia have come up with a remedy for a highly lethal and contagious prawn disease that could save millions for farmers. Injections of silver nanoparticles were successfully tested in Mexico, where the white spot syndrome virus epidemic in prawns has been a huge problem for several years. The drug developed by …

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White spot disease update

Current situation Disease control activities have resumed on the impacted prawn farms in the Logan River region after they were suspended for a short time due to the weather event associated with Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Surveillance is continuing along the east coast of Queensland from the Sunshine Coast to Cairns. So far, eight samples, consisting of approximately 150 prawns per …

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Samaki Marlin Tee sun shirt

Marlin Tee

SAMAKI’S Marlin Tee suits the deckie in all of us, incorporating the passion for being on the water day in, day out, with the added comfort of a sleek and soft fabric that keeps you cool, dry and protected. Sporting a marlin trying to escape at speed, the Marlin Tee incorporates a few unique hits of design without being too …

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Bomber Long A three pack

bomber long a three pack

THE original Bomber Long A design is one of the most effective jerkbaits on the market, and is arguably Australia’s most popular barra lure of all time. The most popular ‘all-rounder’ is the B15A size. When people talk about the mighty Gold Bomber, this is the size they are referring to. The 15A HD Barra Special Bomber Long A three …

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Skeletal remains found in car pulled from Borumba Dam

human remains found in car borumba

Anyone with information they believe could be relevant to the investigation is urged to contact police. If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24 hours a day. You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 …

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Firefighting foam spillage at Brisbane Airport results in fish kill

brisbane airport foam spillage

THE Queensland Government has confirmed a firefighting foam spillage at Brisbane Airport is believed responsible for a small fish kill. Qantas has advised the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection that the spillage occurred on Monday, April 10 around 9pm. Although much of the spill was contained on the airport site, there has been a release of foam concentrate to …

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Wilson Fishing founder fondly remembered

wilson fishing founder Les Wilson

WILSON Fishing founder Les Wilson passed away on Good Friday, aged 93. L Wilson & Co. (as it was known back then) was established in 1946 by Les, starting as a small manufacturing business that made swivels on the kitchen table of the family home. Recognising a need for rod building components, and being a fitter and turner by trade, …

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