Sea urchin harvest a win-win for seafood industry and seagrass habitat as fishers deal with spike

Sea urchin harvest a win-win for seafood industry and seagrass habitat as fishers deal with spike

Updated May 23, 2018 16:33:07 Photo: Purple-spined sea urchins have overwhelmed Corner Inlet, devouring its seagrass. (Supplied: Parks Victoria) Related Story: Wetlands management ‘complicated and poorly coordinated’ Related Story: Niche Gippsland fishery faces uncertain future Commercial fishermen will be allowed to harvest and sell sea urchins from Gippsland’s Corner Inlet …

Last Menindee cotton harvest is underway as water dries up

Last Menindee cotton harvest is underway as water dries up

Posted May 20, 2018 09:42:14 Photo: Cotton blooming at Tandou. (ABC News: Laurissa Smith) The last-ever cotton harvest in far west New South Wales is under way at Tandou near Menindee, signalling the end of large-scale irrigated agriculture in the region. The 79,000-hectare property will be converted to a dorper …

Pink Lake harvest provides ‘best salt in the world’ and beautiful reason to stop for a photo

Pink Lake harvest provides ‘best salt in the world’ and beautiful reason to stop for a photo

By the Specialist Reporting Team’s Emily Clark, with photography by Linsey Rendell Updated April 28, 2018 12:41:47 Photo: The Pink Lake salt harvest happens by hand. (ABC News: Linsey Rendell) Pink Lake in western Victoria has always provided. For one local family, the first salt they harvested from the lake …

Cannibal mice eat each other as grain harvest ends, lowering the rodent population

Cannibal mice eat each other as grain harvest ends, lowering the rodent population

Updated April 27, 2018 09:29:08 Photo: A lack of food is leaving mice with no choice but to eat each other. (Supplied: CSIRO) Reports of mice reverting to cannibalism is signifying the end of high mice populations in farming areas across South Australia. A number of farmers in the Riverland …

Harvest Helpers reducing backyard fruit waste and feeding needy

Harvest Helpers reducing backyard fruit waste and feeding needy

Updated March 25, 2018 11:38:28 Video: Harvest Helpers ensuring backyard bounties don’t go to waste (ABC News) Related Story: How do we reduce food waste? Think like granny Related Story: How you can turn your food scraps into homemade gas A group of volunteers in Tasmania’s north is saving the …