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Expert panel warns of super trawler environmental risks

An expert scientific panel has warned of broad environmental risks of a […] Read More »

World Parks Congress: call to extend no-take share of marine protected areas

The world’s oceans need expanded regions where fishing is barred to help […] Read More »

Abbott Government blasted for stalling on marine parks

Environmental groups have blasted Environment Minister Greg Hunt for taking credit for […] Read More »

Marine reserves ditched despite tide of research

Over the past 18 months, both federal and NSW governments have abandoned […] Read More »

Fishing interests loom large in Abbott government review of marine parks

The Abbott government’s overdue review of Australian marine parks has been launched with […] Read More »

Marine sanctuary protection must not be further delayed

As a dive business owner of more than 20 years, my local MP’s recent public commitment to boost protection for the marine environment was music to my ears. My local MP is now the Premier of NSW, but talk is cheap and the state’s reputation for nature-based tourism is at risk if Mike Baird does not now follow through. Read More »

Rob Stokes vows to help protect marine areas alongside Mike Baird

New state Environment Minister Rob Stokes shares a passion for the ocean with Premier Mike Baird and has vowed to enhance protection of marine areas during his tenure.

The politicians are close friends, keen surfers and serve beachside electorates – Stokes in Pittwater and Baird in Manly.

Mr Stokes said a key priority for the Baird government would be to strengthen marine park protection. Read More »

NSW Government divided over allowing anglers to fish in marine parks

The O’Farrell government remains divided over to whether to make permanent a so-called amnesty allowing anglers to fish in marine parks, delaying a decision possibly until after the elections next March. Read More »

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