Fishing News

Man mauled by crocodile drives over an hour home to call ambulance

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An off-duty ranger who was mauled by a crocodile in a remote part of Queensland fought off the beast and drove more than an hour home to call an ambulance. The man, in his 50s, was attacked by a crocodile in the Shelburne area near the tip of Cape York Peninsula while fishing about 5pm yesterday. The reptile bit his …

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Australian seafood companies make a splash in Silicon Valley

Seafood

When it comes to innovation, Australian seafood businesses are making waves – globally. Seven Australian seafood companies battled their way past fierce global competition for the opportunity to pitch to investors at a competitive Silicon Valley pitch session – the Fish 2.0 Global Innovators Forum – which took place last week. The Fish 2.0 Global Innovators forum is a two-day …

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Illegal fishing nets cause destruction of Logan wildlife

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QUEENSLAND Boating and Fisheries Patrol has launched an investigation after scores of native wildlife including turtles, fish and even an eagle were found dead in illegal fishing nets in the Logan River. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the four nets were discovered by the QBFP in the river at Jimboomba. “As many as 120 turtles, …

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If we build FADs the fish will come

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QUEENSLANDERS are being asked to have their say on proposed and future locations of fish-attraction devices to create the next batch of world-class fishing spots when they are deployed this summer. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the Queensland Government wants to install the devices, known as FADs, off the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. “FADs are …

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More than one thousand native fish rescued in Lower Darling operation

Lower Darling

The NSW Government has successfully relocated more than 1100 native fish as part of a targeted fish rescue operation in the Lower Darling, where drying pools and warming temperatures pose an imminent threat to fish survival. Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall recently visited Menindee and the Lower Darling River where the latest efforts were focused. “The relocation operations have been …

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Thousands set to go fishing this Sunday, October 20

gone fishing day sunday october 20 2019

NSW Department of Primary Industries’ fifth annual Gone Fishing Day is set to attract thousands of individuals and families to the water this Sunday, October 20 for a fun-filled day of fishing. NSW DPI Group Director Recreational and Aboriginal Fisheries Pete Turnell, said Gone Fishing Day offers the community a great excuse to get outdoors to celebrate our love of …

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Shark Control Program science and research

shark control program queensland

FISHERIES Queensland supports ongoing research as part of Shark Control Program operations. Several projects and a Scientific Working Group are examining the effectiveness of the program and investigating better ways of reducing the accidental capture of other marine animals (non-target species). Review of shark control alternatives The Queensland Government has committed $1 million a year to research and trialling alternatives …

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Marine pests can’t hide from underwater eye in Mackay

IN what is a first for Queensland, an ‘early warning’ detection system has been placed in the water at the Port of Mackay to find any traces of exotic marine pests. Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert said Queensland boasted some of Australia’s and the world’s best marine environments, but they were at risk from unwelcome visitors. “We need to keep …

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Great Barrier Reef poachers fined and convicted

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MARINE Parks helicopter patrols across north Queensland are continuing to catch fishers poaching in green zones, with several offenders fined and convicted in the past month. A series of no-take green zone poaching offences recently went before the Cairns, Townsville and Mackay Magistrates’ Courts, with fines up to $2850 and four convictions recorded — three out of the four were detected by aerial surveillance. …

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New generation of fisheries patrol officers inducted

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THE longest-serving Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol Officers have welcomed a new generation of recruits to Parliament House on their induction day. The fisheries compliance officers are part of a new intake under the Queensland Government’s $20 million Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017-2020. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the inductees included three Indigenous officers and an …

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