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...
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...
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.
A lot of Canberrans will throw the rods, reels and tackle box into the car this summer.
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.
Andrew Darby An attempt by Western nations, including Australia, to build support for big Antarctic marine reserves has been rebuffed by the fishing powers.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
Ben Cubby IT'S the sharks, manta rays and critically endangered sea turtles that John West rejects that should eventually make it sustainable.
Just when you thought it was safe to pull your catch from the water ...
Environment Minister Tony Burke is set to unveil plans for a world-first network of marine reserves around Australia.
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.
Photographer Ian Osterloh encountered one of the ocean's most remarkable creatures on the NSW south coast this month.
Trawler fishing is devastating slow growing marine life and damaging Australia's oceans, a new report has found.
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 has been banned from South Australian metropolitan beaches during daylight hours under new rules that will be trialled for a year.
Heath Aston Tell this grey nurse shark that it's a protected species in NSW and it may find the news hard to swallow.