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: …

Fishermen hospitalised after being swept off rocks at infamous Salmon Holes beach

Fishermen hospitalised after being swept off rocks at infamous Salmon Holes beach

Posted April 28, 2018 18:32:02 Photo: One of the fisherman was flown to Royal Perth Hospital after taking in a lot of water. (User supplied) A man in his 40s has been flown to Royal Perth Hospital for emergency treatment after he and another man were swept from rocks while …

Giant squid potentially worth a fortune tossed overboard by commercial fishermen

Giant squid potentially worth a fortune tossed overboard by commercial fishermen

Posted April 27, 2018 12:50:03 As far as bycatch goes, this one was a whopper — a giant squid hauled in by the crew of the Empress Pearl off the west coast of Tasmania. The South East Trawl Fishing Association reported the squid was estimated to be close to three …

Recreational lobster fishermen fear decline in stock levels in north-west Tasmania – ABC Rural

Recreational lobster fishermen fear decline in stock levels in north-west Tasmania – ABC Rural

Recreational fishermen want increased measures to protect stocks of rock lobster on Tasmania’s far-north-west coast. The latest research from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) confirms the total quantity of unfished rock lobster in the area is now similar to historic lows on the state’s east coast. The …

WA fishing death sparks renewed calls for mandatory life jackets for fishermen

WA fishing death sparks renewed calls for mandatory life jackets for fishermen

Updated April 03, 2018 20:31:06 Photo: Samuel Roth was fishing at a popular spot at West Cape Howe near Albany. (ABC Local: Benjamin Gubana) Related Story: ‘Suicide Rock’ fishing deaths will continue, inquest is told The close-knit community of Albany in Western Australia is mourning the death of a 30-year-old …

Borneo oil spill: Fishermen and environmentalists concerned over spread of slick

Borneo oil spill: Fishermen and environmentalists concerned over spread of slick

By Indonesia correspondent Adam Harvey and Archicco Guiliano Posted April 03, 2018 05:23:07 Photo: Fishermen and environmentalists are sceptical about the company’s claim it is not responsible for the slick. (Supplied) An Indonesian oil company has denied responsibility for a major oil slick off the coast of Borneo, which appears …

Fishermen fear seismic testing for gas will damage famed fishing ground off Newcastle

Fishermen fear seismic testing for gas will damage famed fishing ground off Newcastle

Updated April 02, 2018 06:53:51 Video: Seismic surveys worry fishermen over marine life impacts (ABC News) After more than 40 years trawling the waters off Newcastle in NSW, fisherman Brett Bollinger has only pulled up nets of rotten dead fish on a few occasions. Each time coincided with seismic testing …