Nicole Hasham The state government is refusing to seek federal approval for a controversial fish farm proposal off the mid-north coast, despite fears it will affect threatened sharks.
AS FISH get smaller under man's environmental impact they will become more prone to predators and a crucial food source will become more endangered than thought obvious, warn scientists.
A marine heatwave off Western Australia that killed fish and bleached coral was driven by unusual features in a warm ocean current, new research shows.
Andrew Darby A ONCE-PRIZED table fish is being considered for the threatened species list, in a further challenge to fisheries managers.
Fish are likely to get smaller on average by 2050 because global warming will cut the amount of oxygen in the oceans in a shift that may also mean dwindling catches, according to a study on Sunday.
Damian Carrington and Adam Morton Global warming is likely to shrink the size of fish by as much as a quarter in coming decades, according to a groundbreaking study.
The two-year ban imposed this week on the freshly renamed super trawler Abel Tasman had been brewing for months.
It was wrong to allow the director of a super trawler operator to participate in fishing quota deliberations despite a declared conflict of interest, the Commonwealth ombudsman says.
Marika Dobbin Giant friendly fish that can live for 70 years but were almost wiped out of Victorian waters have established a school in East Gippsland.
Julie Power EVEN as a kid taking a dip in a friend's swimming pool, Derek Spielman would think about how it would be much better if it was full of turtles.
Australia leads the way in trying to protect the world's fish population. But depleting stocks of jack mackerel point to a wider global calamity.
Geoff Strong The sun was a malicious white ball over the west with still too many hours before it would relieve me with its disappearance.
Another fish kill in central Queensland may not necessarily be linked to dredging in Gladstone Harbour, acting Premier Andrew Fraser says.
About 2000 fish have died in a north Queensland drain.
Max Mason Fish are not generally renowned for their intelligence, but new research suggests they are smarter than we thought.
David Lockwood Seafood at Christmas is a tradition, but for today's consumers - and their stretched suppliers - sustainability is an increasingly important part in the selection process.
Natalie O'Brien The owners of the Hillgrove antimony mine and goldmine, which has been blamed for a toxic plume killing catfish in the Macleay River, were told four years ago to clean up the site, east of Armidale.
Some tropical fish may be able to cope with rising sea temperatures better than previously thought, Australian scientists have discovered.
Richard Gray, London Freshwater fish are the most endangered group of animals on the planet, with more than a third facing extinction, according to a report British scientists are preparing.
A Liberal MP who broke ranks with the NSW government over plans to close a fishery has been accused of simply trying to "cover his backside" with his electorate.