Fishing retailers withdraw yabby nets that kill platypuses well ahead of government ban

Fishing retailers withdraw yabby nets that kill platypuses well ahead of government ban

Posted May 19, 2018 06:18:31 Photo: Platypus ecologist Joshua Griffiths examines animals that have drowned in opera house yabby nets. (Supplied: Douglas Gimesy) Opera house yabby nets believed to kill hundreds of platypuses each year will be pulled off Victorian store shelves, and dozens of online listings will disappear by …

Crewman missing from fishing boat off central Queensland

Crewman missing from fishing boat off central Queensland

Posted May 06, 2018 13:46:13 Two planes are scouring the seas off central Queensland for a crew member missing from a charter fishing boat. An Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Challenger jet and an Australian Border Force aircraft are searching for the man, believed to be aged in his 30s. …

Prince Charles’s secret fishing trip: Far north Queensland recalls 1966 royal visit – Commonwealth Games 2018

Prince Charles’s secret fishing trip: Far north Queensland recalls 1966 royal visit – Commonwealth Games 2018

Posted April 08, 2018 08:11:43 Video: Far north Queensland remembers Prince Charles’ last visit (ABC News) Related Story: Life’s a beach: Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall tour Gold Coast Related Story: ‘Philip is sacred’: Why Prince Charles’ father has a special connection to Vanuatu As Prince Charles visits far …

Anglers at the ready as salmon make eye-catching appearance at Perth fishing spots

Anglers at the ready as salmon make eye-catching appearance at Perth fishing spots

By Rebecca Dollery Posted April 07, 2018 08:15:03 Video: Salmon frolicking off coast south of Perth (ABC News) Related Story: Fishers, swimmers warned to stay out of the sea over water quality concerns Related Story: WA is one of three places in the world bucking a warming trend — and …

Rockingham fishing and swimming warning near Cape Peron after wastewater leak concerns

Rockingham fishing and swimming warning near Cape Peron after wastewater leak concerns

Updated April 06, 2018 19:52:41 Photo: The outlet is about four kilometres off the coast. (Supplied: Water Corporation) The Water Corporation is warning people not to swim, dive, kayak or fish within one kilometre of a wastewater outlet off the coast of Cape Peron in Rockingham. Testing of water near …

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 …

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 …