Barramundi fishermen ‘going broke with freezers full of fish’ as industry nears collapse

Barramundi fishermen ‘going broke with freezers full of fish’ as industry nears collapse

Updated May 17, 2018 15:26:20 Photo: This week Craig Van Lawick had to lay off staff who had been with him 15 years. (ABC News: Kristy O’Brien) Commercial barramundi fishermen say their industry has all but collapsed in Australia, after the price for wild-caught fish plummeted this season. Key points: …

Fish butcheries, restaurants tackle seafood sustainability by promoting offal habits

Fish butcheries, restaurants tackle seafood sustainability by promoting offal habits

Posted May 07, 2018 08:00:20 Photo: Joshua Niland encourages people to eat underutilised fish species and offal. (ABC Radio Sydney: Luke Wong) Joshua Niland has spent enough years working in the kitchens of fine dining restaurants to know the extent of potential food being wasted in the service industry. “It’s …

Black bream fish returns to Coorong and Lower Lakes after drought

Black bream fish returns to Coorong and Lower Lakes after drought

Updated May 02, 2018 15:09:43 A species of fish is returning to the Lower Lakes and Coorong, after being decimated by drought. The Department for Environment and Water’s Adrienne Rumbelow said the number of black bream in the area had been in severe decline since the late 1980s “The commercial …

Damaged coral reefs are going quiet and young fish can’t find their way home – Science News

Damaged coral reefs are going quiet and young fish can’t find their way home – Science News

Healthy coral reefs are alive with the pops, snaps and clicks of the invertebrate creatures that inhabit them. And many newly hatched fish species use these sounds to guide them towards new habitats. But now scientists have found reefs damaged by coral bleaching and cyclones are much quieter than intact …

Largest fish in the world this far inland? Scientists surprised, but it was there in Indigenous rock art

Largest fish in the world this far inland? Scientists surprised, but it was there in Indigenous rock art

Posted April 16, 2018 13:59:11 Photo: Lisa Smiler shows the rostrum of the sawfish she caught in early 2017. This specimen of the highly endangered fish is the furthest inland ever observed. (Supplied: Felicity Meakins) When Lisa Smiler went fishing in Wattie Creek, she certainly wasn’t expecting to catch a …

Glass puffer fish blows away contemporary art competitors to win Tom Malone Prize

Glass puffer fish blows away contemporary art competitors to win Tom Malone Prize

Updated April 16, 2018 11:08:31 Photo: The two puffer fish figures topped by goblets have won an Art Gallery of WA award. (Supplied: Art Gallery of Western Australia) A pair of goblets balancing on top of two lifelike puffer fish, crafted using Venetian glass blowing methods from the 1400s, has …

Baby fish may not find their way home as the level of CO2 in the ocean rises, study finds

Baby fish may not find their way home as the level of CO2 in the ocean rises, study finds

Posted April 12, 2018 10:36:24 Photo: Fish larvae rely on sound to get them back to their natural habitat, but CO2 may change that. (Supplied: Matthew Le Feuvre and James Shelley) Baby fish may lose their ability to find their way home in the future due to rising CO2 levels …

Industry veteran warned of ‘disaster’ in fish farm expansion on Tasmania’s Macquarie Harbour

Industry veteran warned of ‘disaster’ in fish farm expansion on Tasmania’s Macquarie Harbour

Posted March 24, 2018 08:02:02 One of the original salmon farmers on Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania’s west coast says expanding the industry was always a “disaster waiting to happen”. The head of the state’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) admitted on Friday that the science behind the decision to massively expand …