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Fishermen allegedly caught red-handed with illegal setlines By Amy Warnock, , 10:44 AM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
A report from the community has led to a number of infringement notices for the use of commercial fishing equipment being issued to fishermen on northern waters this Easter period. DEPI Regional Fisheries Manager Mike Hosking said: 'It is another example of the 13FISH hotline working and providing the public with a means to report illegal fishing activity.' ...

Marine Auctions - a boat for everybody! By Jeni Bone, , 5:20 AM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Marine Auctions will hold its next auction at Rivergate Marina, Murarrie, Brisbane on Saturday 26 April. ...

Boaters to have improved access to Cabbage Tree Harbour By AAP Medianet, , 3:09 AM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Boaters will have improved access to Cabbage Tree Harbour by the end of this year with major upgrade work to the Norah Head boat ramp at Bald Street in Norah Head to start on Monday. ...

New cruising hydrogenerator produces power at just 2kts of speed By Tristan Campbell, , 8:27 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
The newest hydrogenerators from Watt & Sea are lighter, have better hydrodynamics, and are more resistant to corrosion. The Cruising 300 and 600 Models are now available in New Zealand from Kiwi Yachting. Like their predecessors, a propeller on a retractable stern leg sits on the yachts transom, turning water movement into power, with as little as 2 knots boat speed. ...

Museum’s roof to become underwater wonderland in Aquatic Nights By Jude Timms, , 7:48 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
The Australian National Maritime Museum’s iconic 1,700 square metre roof will transform into an underwater wonderland and its historic vessels and surrounds will be illuminated in Aquatic nights during Vivid Sydney from 23 May to 9 June 2014. ...

Operation Blue Water - 92 per cent compliance rate By Roads and Maritime Services, , 7:51 AM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
During Operation Blue Water, held from 5 to 13 April, 884 vessels, 763 recreational vessels and 61 commercial vessels, were randomly checked by Roads and Maritime Services Boating Safety Officers (BSO). ...

Call for Victorian boating infrastructure feedback By BIAV, , 6:09 AM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
BIAV President Paul Benjamin today called for recreational boater and marine industry feedback on ideas for improving Victoria’s recreational boating infrastructure and priority boating infrastructure projects. ...

$600m boost for GC Cruise Ship Terminal By Media Services, , 5:47 AM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
ASF Consortium, the front-runner to build the Gold Coast cruise-ship terminal, has offered to help supplement the Queensland Government’s shortfall, with a pledge of $600 million in infrastructure costs if it gets the go ahead for the $5 billion Broadwater project. ...

Hands off shark control gear – fines apply By Fisheries Queensland, , 3:58 AM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Fisheries Queensland is reminding people to keep their hands off shark control equipment or cop penalties up to $55,000. ...

Running on Pure Adrenalin By Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, , 12:10 AM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Ladies who lunch will be treated to the height of luxury and sophistication, hosted onboard the award-winning and covetable Pure Adrenalin superyacht for the Women on Water luncheon, Saturday 24 May, during the 2014 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. ...

Restoring fish populations through restoring the habitat + Video By NOAA Fisheries, , 7:09 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Part of restoring commercially and recreationally important fish populations happens through restoring the habitat of those species. Repairing degraded fish habitat is the specialty of NOAA's Restoration Center. ...

East Gippsland fishers and visitors to enjoy their Easter break By Dallas D'Silva, , 7:04 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
VRFish, the peak recreational fishing body representing Victorian fishers, has been talking about new measures with the owner and operator of the commercial fishing vessel ‘Maasbanker’. The vessel is a ‘purse seiner’ that catches a range of species, including pilchards and Australian salmon. ...

Pontoon Boats are a hit with families and entertainers By Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, , 10:20 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The ideal option for exploring river reaches, the Gold Coast canals, lakes, bays and inland waters, pontoon boats are enjoying a rise in popularity, thanks to their affordable, stable and social natures. ...

Fisheries Officers seize vessel and fishing equipment at Sorrento By Gemma Gadd, , 11:21 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Man netted fishing on prohibition - Fisheries Officers seized a vessel and fishing equipment at Sorrento after intercepting a 38-year- old man allegedly fishing off Blairgowrie whilst on a 12-month prohibition order earlier this month. ...

Beached Az 'De- Evolved' celebrates ANMM’s Whale season By Jude Timms, , 10:52 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Beached Az 'De- Evolved' - The irreverent, quirky and sometimes cheeky Beached Az animations follow the struggle of a whale stranded on a New Zealand Beach and his effort to get back into the ocean. The interactions between the whale and a seagull became a viral sensation and resulted in two hit series on ABC TV. ...

AFTA Trade Show Special - Show registration now open! By AFTA, , 10:04 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
2014 Trade Show Special - Over 75% of the exhibitor space has been sold – with many new wholesale companies joining us bringing with them their exciting new and innovative new products from Australia and Overseas. ...

Dangerous surf conditions to affect the entire NSW coast this weekend By Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit, , 7:36 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert after a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions forecast to affect the entire NSW coast this weekend. ...

Murray cod and crays in Barmah on the road to recovery By Nick Talbot, , 4:01 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Monitoring of the Murray River around the Barmah-Millewa Forest region in the past two spawning seasons has found larval Murray cod and Murray spiny crayfish in areas affected by the 2011 blackwater event. ...

VRFish challenges NSW recreational fishing tuna proposals By Dallas D'Silva, , 2:20 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
VRFish, the peak recreational fishing body representing Victorian fishers shares concerns held by our NSW counterparts that proposed regulation changes for recreational southern bluefin tuna (SBT) fishing in NSW are ill conceived. ...

Plastic debris creates its own 'Plastisphere' complete with mircobes By Media Services, , 2:20 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
Scientists are revealing how microbes living on floating pieces of plastic marine debris affect the ocean ecosystem, and the potential harm they pose to invertebrates, humans and other animals. ...

Glacier Bay returns to Australia, re-launching at SCIBS By Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, , 1:52 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
For James Neilsen from Fishing & Leisure Boats, Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show represents a milestone in the expansion of his business. ...

New Enertia ECO props- Big benefits for bigger boats By Jonathan Revitt, , 1:43 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
Specifically developed by Mercury to maximise fuel economy at cruising speeds, the new Enertia ECO propellers have shown in testing to cut fuel use by 10%. ...

High price to pay for refusing a routine inspection By DAFF, , 1:32 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
A commercial fisher has been convicted and fined $12,000 and had his commercial fisher license suspended for two months after pleading guilty to two obstruction charges in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court. ...

Spotlight on world's waste in the search for missing aircraft By Media Services, , 1:11 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
The search for debris from missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has not turned up any evidence of a crash, but it has trained the world’s gaze on thousands of pieces of junk floating on the ocean’s surface. ...

Be safe on the water over the long weekends By Ken McManus, , 11:49 AM Sun 13 Apr 2014 GMT
Easter and Anzac day long weekends - Commissioner Stacey Tannos said volunteers would be on duty at MRNSW units along the coastline and inland on the Alpine Lakes and Murray River at Moama over the dual long weekends. 'This will be a great chance for boaters to get out on the water before putting their boat into hibernation for the winter lay-off,' he said. ...

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