Fishing

Marine parks: overfishing concern if O'Farrell government overturns line-fishing ban

Anna Patty Marine conservationist Attila Kaszo fears for the survival of some fish species if the state government pushes ahead this week with a decision to lift a ban on recreational fishing in protected...

No-take fishing 'amnesty' harming research, scientist says

Peter Hannam The O'Farrell government's decision to allow recreational fishing in NSW marine parks has undermined decades of research as well as harmed the region's ecosystems, according to a leading marine...

Prawn fishing on the Hawkesbury

Glen Howard , prawn fisher , trawls the Hawkesbury River early in the morning near Lower Portland for fresh produce for the upcoming Christmas period.

Glen Howard, prawn fisher, trawls the Hawkesbury River early in the morning near Lower Portland for fresh produce for the upcoming Christmas period. Photography by Nick Moir.

The best south coast fishing spots

Lake Tuross.

A lot of Canberrans will throw the rods, reels and tackle box into the car this summer.

Scientists tell government fishing ban in marine parks must be reinstated

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Peter Hannam, Lucy Cormack More than 200 marine scientists have called on the O'Farrell government to reinstate a ban on recreational fishing in coastal waters with high conservation values.

Fishing powers reject Antarctic parks

Fishermen are concerned a compensation package would come well after the announcement of the final boundaries for the marine reserves.

Andrew Darby An attempt by Western nations, including Australia, to build support for big Antarctic marine reserves has been rebuffed by the fishing powers.

Super trawler cleared to go fishing

Margiris trawler.

David Wroe THE controversial super trawler Margiris could be fishing in Australian waters within days after being given the green light by the Environment Minister, Tony Burke, although it will face strict...

Bans lifted on fishing in sanctuaries

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Sean Nicholls, Ben Cubby Every marine park in NSW will be reviewed, and bans on recreational fishing lifted in most marine sanctuaries, under major changes to environment laws announced by the state government.

Super trawler banned from fishing in Australian waters

The Margiris supertrawler. pic via Andrew 
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David Wroe The controversial FV Abel Tasman super trawler will be banned from fishing in Australian waters for up to two years while further scientific assessments of its environmental impact are carried out.

Super trawler seeks overturn of fishing ban

The super trawler, the Abel Tasman.

Andrew Darby The backers of a super trawler are offering to reduce its take in a bid to convince the federal government to overturn a ban on it fishing in Australian waters.

UN warns of 'ocean grabbing' by fishing fleets

FV Margiris giant fishing trawler that will operate in Tasmanian waters


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Ocean grabbing" or aggressive industrial fishing by foreign fleets is a threat to food security in developing nations where governments should do more to promote local, small-scale fisheries, a study...

John West bows to pressure and changes tuna fishing practices

Ben Cubby IT'S the sharks, manta rays and critically endangered sea turtles that John West rejects that should eventually make it sustainable.

It's a shark-eat-shark world: 'reverse fishing' caught on camera

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Just when you thought it was safe to pull your catch from the water ...

Fishing operators to receive compensation over marine park plan

Ningaloo Marine Park.

Environment Minister Tony Burke is set to unveil plans for a world-first network of marine reserves around Australia.

Coalition audits effect of marine parks on fishing

Jervis Bay.

Anna Patty A university of Queensland academic, Associate Professor Robert Beeton, has been appointed to lead an audit of controversial NSW marine park zoning arrangements.

Holy mola! Sunfish lights up fishing trip

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Photographer Ian Osterloh encountered one of the ocean's most remarkable creatures on the NSW south coast this month.

Net fishing damaging marine life: report

Trawler fishing is devastating slow growing marine life and damaging Australia's oceans, a new report has found.

Bahamas bans shark fishing

The Bahamas has announced a ban on shark fishing, becoming the latest country to protect the ancient sea predator which is considered at risk due to demand for its fins in Chinese cuisine.

Shark fishing to be limited in South Australia

Shark fishing has been banned from South Australian metropolitan beaches during daylight hours under new rules that will be trialled for a year.

Sharks hooked after fishing ban lifted

Grey nurse shark.

Heath Aston Tell this grey nurse shark that it's a protected species in NSW and it may find the news hard to swallow.