Australian seafood companies make a splash in Silicon Valley


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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Tomato relish recipe

tomato relish

THIS tomato relish recipe is best served with cured meats, crackers, cheese or a side to a breakfast dish such as the Breakfast Muffin recipe published in the October 2019 edition. Ingredients: 800g cherry tomatoes 200g capsicum, finely diced 2 shallots, finely sliced 2 cups white sugar 1 cup white vinegar 1 tbsp dried chilli flakes 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard …

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Ripper return to Pennefather River

Pennefather River

HI, it’s Craig Tomkinson here. It had been two years since I last towed my boat to the Pennefather River near Weipa and I was so looking forward to going. With all the prep work done, I finished work on Friday, packed my gear and was ready to go Saturday. I was waiting for my mate Dave to show up on …

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Action-packed weekend around Bundaberg


What an action-packed weekend it was around the Bundaberg region.  We were fortunate to have some fantastic weather and by all reports, plenty of trophy fish were caught. BUNDABERG OFFSHORE Jade from Truansea Charters reported having a couple of excellent days reef fishing last weekend before the weather change that rolled through around lunch time Sunday.  Other anglers also reported …

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Paddling on Somerset region dams


IF Brisbane is known as the River City, then Somerset Region must have to be Queensland’s Lakes District, though a little different to the one in Cumbria, northwest England. Wivenhoe and Somerset dams are Queensland’s third and fourth-largest dams respectively, and the lakes they form are fantastic boating, fishing and of course paddling destinations. At only one to 1.5 hours’ drive from …

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The bizarre watery world of gulf mangrove jack

mangrove jack

IF there’s one species that holds a very special place in sportfishers’ hearts, it’s got to be lutjanus argentimaculatus, the mangrove jack. This handsome, brick red-coloured ball of muscle is the bully boy of the mangroves, an ambush expert powered by a broad tail, an operator so smart, it’s already heading back to its snaggy home by the time the angler …

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Significant rainfall on Friday and Saturday


What a great start to the week with a public holiday! The winds were kind enough to drop out and the swell was low enough to let most with a boat get into the action. Unfortunately the winds picked up from there and we even had some significant rainfall on Friday and Saturday which is going to see a good …

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Storms forecast for the weekend

HI Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week and enjoyed some time fishing on the Tweed and Gold Coast over the Queen’s birthday long weekend. The weather has been a bit up and down this week with stronger winds, day time temps hot and cool with the odd storm forecast.  Let’s have a look at some option for the …

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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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Fish moving with changing water levels


SINCE the start of winter the fishing has changed considerably in the South Burnett region. With a bit of patience and some searching you can find cracking catches of native fish. No matter what type of angler you are, you’ve always got great options when targeting fish in Boondooma and Bjelke-Petersen dams. Boondooma Over the past few months the fish …

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