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Guy Harvey Fisheries Symposium draws all-star cast
By Fred Garth, St. Petersburg ,
11:50 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
The BP oil spill saga, a fledgling US aquaculture industry and contentious red snapper management issues were some of the hot topics on tap recently at the Guy Harvey Fisheries Symposium at the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus. ...
Extinction risk not the answer for reef futures
By ARC Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies, ,
10:27 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Coral and reef fishes are not like pandas and tigers, and the extinction risks they face are much lower. Leading coral reef scientists in Australia and the USA say there needs to be a new approach to protecting the future of marine ecosystems, with a shift away from the current focus on extinction threat. ...
Auction to be held at Runaway Bay Marina
By Marine Auctions, ,
6:19 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
An auction is set to be held at Runaway Bay Marina, Gold Coast, on Saturday 22nd November. Telephone bidding is available by contacting, Jo on 0407 213 557, or email, email@example.com. ...
Garmin introduces new xHD2 Open-Array Radar Series
By Garmin International Inc.
11:34 AM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, has announced its next generation of open-array digital radars – the GMR™ 424, 624/626 and 1224/1226 xHD2. Continuing to set the standard for open-array radars, the xHD2 series offers brand new features and capabilities that provide better precision, targeting and performance while transmitting power at four, six and 12 kilowatts respectively. ...
New transducer line from Garmin boasts scanning sonar
By Garmin International Inc., ,
11:22 AM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Garmin Ltd has announced a new line of scanning transducers designed to accommodate any calibre of mariner, from the casual cruiser to the professional angler. Supporting both the newest lines of Garmin echoMAP and GPSMAP chartplotters and multifunction displays (MFD), this full array of thru-hull and transom-mounted transducers are a valuable addition to any vessel. ...
Arvor reveals new diesel range
By Arvor Boats Australia, ,
10:56 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
Boat building should be both creative and technical and Arvor has always sought to push back its boundaries. This is what inspired its creators in the first place. And this is what leads us to the future. This summer Arvor Boats are delighted to announce the launch of two new models to the hugely popular and ever growing Arvor range – the 690 D and 730 D. ...
History in the making as NSW recreational and pro fishermen rally
By Australian Marine Alliance, ,
10:48 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
The Australian Marine Alliance (AMA) congratulated the recreational and commercial fishing sectors in NSW for standing shoulder-to-shoulder in a rally organised for outside of NSW Parliament at 1pm today. The rally was organised last week as a result of the NSW State Minister Katrina Hodgkinson tabling sweeping reforms in Parliament without an ounce of consultation. ...
Tournament at historic Bimini Big Game Club draws record anglers
By John Bell, Bimini ,
5:35 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
With 29 boats and over 200 anglers competing, Wahoo Smackdown V, hosted by the historic Bimini Big Game Club Resort and Marina, provided heavy action this past weekend. Taking home the first place trophy—an original painting by renowned marine artist Carey Chen— and a check for heaviest wahoo caught (47.6 pounds) was Team 'Cash Out' captained by Jimmy Wickett from Broward County, Florida. ...
Building on borrowed time + Video
By Meredith Haas, ,
4:55 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
Rhode Island is the second most densely populated stateun the USA , and its 420 miles of coastline are crowded with homes and businesses, residents and tourists. The increasing rate of erosion and sea level rise, and the effects of coastal storms and flooding, are making the state’s coastal landscape ever smaller. ...
Garmin announces new echoMAP™ Series with integrated scanning sonar
By Garmin International Inc., ,
12:24 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, has announced a new line of echoMAP combination chartplotters that integrates scanning sonar capabilities without the need of an additional sounder black box. Along with a user-friendly interface and built-in cartography, the new echoMAP series proves to be a valuable tool for boaters and anglers of all types. ...
Garmin introduces new scanning sonar black box
By Garmin International Inc., ,
11:12 AM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, has announced the GSD 25, a premium sonar module that offers traditional sonar, 1kW CHIRP, CHIRP DownVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar for a versatile, all-in-one black box. The GSD 25 is the ultimate solution for the boater or angler that requires both scanning capabilities and traditional sonar. ...
Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show - Exhibitor applications are now open
By Marine Queensland, ,
11:28 AM Mon 17 Nov 2014 GMT
Applications are now open for exhibitors to secure their space at the 2015 Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show. The Show will provide a unique hands on experience and diverse product range to patrons when it teams up with the Explore Australia Expo and moves on the water to the Manly Harbour precinct in early March 2015. ...
Reminder: Second annual coral reef fin fish closure
By Jodana Anglesey, ,
8:46 AM Mon 17 Nov 2014 GMT
Coral reef fin fish will be off limits for the second of two annual closures that protect these fish during the spawning season. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) district manager Greg Bowness said: 'The closed season starts immediately after midnight at the beginning of 19 November and ends immediately before midnight at the end of 23 November,' Mr. Bowness said. ...
Over $½ million investment at Marine Rescue Shellharbour
By Ken McManus, ,
11:01 AM Fri 14 Nov 2014 GMT
The new assets will significantly boost the emergency capability of Marine Rescue NSW volunteers on the State’s Illawarra Coast. Deputy Commissioner Storey said, 'Shellharbour 30 is a 10 metre Naiad, able to travel up to 30 nautical miles offshore and it will become an important part of Marine Rescue’s strategic search and rescue safety net of offshore vessels covering this region. ...
Pantaenius Insurance - 'Know boats, me.' *Feature
By John Curnow, ,
1:14 AM Fri 14 Nov 2014 GMT
It’s one of those wonderful sayings you hear around the quay or bar a lot. It’s mostly spoken when someone makes an obvious and usually very public mistake. It is one of those classic, laconic and ironic statements. It is as Australian as calling people by their Surname, especially if it is shortened, or even lengthened, by adding a ‘y’, ‘o’ or ‘ie’ to the end of it. ...
2014 Yamaha Cod Classic - ‘Catch a legend’ of a Cod on the Murray
By Sally Wright, Murray River ,
9:34 AM Thu 13 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Yamaha Cod Classic - The time has come again to catch a famous Murray Cod at Australia’s richest freshwater fishing tournament, the most eagerly anticipated fishing social event of the year! An expected 3000 anglers and 1400 boats will take to the Murray’s Lake Mulwala in an attempt to hook the winning catch for a share of the $150,000 worth of cash and prizes. ...
New Rayglass ProJet on duty at Auckland Airport
By Mike Rose, ,
8:34 PM Thu 6 Nov 2014 GMT
Auckland Airport has chosen an innovative Rayglass ProJet to help protect its flights from the possibility of bird strike.
The airport’s Rayglass ProJet, named Kaitiaki Rangi or 'Guardian of the Skies', operates around the edges of the airport’s runways, scaring away the birds, especially swans, that sometimes congregate on the nearby banks ...
Fourth Annual 'No Motor' Tournament to begin November 8th
By The Sportfishing Conservancy, ,
4:40 PM Thu 6 Nov 2014 GMT
The fourth annual No Motor Tournament is set to kick off Saturday, November 8th and to make this event even more fun - and potentially rewarding. ...
‘Fish Friendly’ Accreditation for Southport Yacht Club
By Marina Industries Association, ,
12:15 PM Thu 6 Nov 2014 GMT
‘Fish Friendly Marina’ accreditation is an information campaign and accreditation system focusing on marina fish habits and was developed initially by the Marina Industries Association (MIA) and the NSW Boating Industry Association (BIA) in collaboration and consultation with government and EPA authorities. ...
Barge sinks to form part of artificial reef
By 7News Brisbane, ,
11:55 AM Wed 5 Nov 2014 GMT
The 60 tonne vessel was scuttled this morning at popular fishing spot, Harry Atkinson Reef, 7 km east-south-east of St Helena Island. The Port of Brisbane offered the boat to the Moreton Bay Marine Park Authority a few months ago. The government bought it from the Port of Brisbane for $1. ...
Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation nets $200,000 for Research and Education
By John Bell, Hollywood ,
9:50 PM Tue 4 Nov 2014 GMT
A sold out 'Save Our Seas' themed fundraiser held at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Saturday, November 1st was a memorable night for marine wildlife artist and scientist Dr. Guy Harvey, whose foundation generated over $200,000 in revenue to fund leading-edge marine science, conservation and education. ...
Tonic releases Blue Mirror Limited Edition
By Tonic Polarised Eyewear, ,
8:32 AM Tue 4 Nov 2014 GMT
Available in Tonic’s popular Evo and Shimmer frame styles, the Limited Edition is a stylish solution for high-glare conditions. The Blue Mirror lenses were specially developed for Australian anglers and outdoor enthusiasts, and share their high-tech optics with all of Tonic’s growing range of lightweight polarised optical glass lenses. ...
Plan to untap Victorian sea urchin fishery potential
By DEPI, ,
5:06 PM Mon 3 Nov 2014 GMT
The Victorian Government has taken steps to grow the state’s sea urchin fishery by introducing a new licensing and quota system, providing fishers with more secure access and business certainty. Fisheries Victoria Executive Director Ross McGowan said the new system would give urchin fishers greater security and confidence to invest in their businesses and to develop local and overseas markets. ...
Recreational Fishers renew support for Prime Minister’s ban
By Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation, ,
7:58 AM Mon 3 Nov 2014 GMT
The Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation (ARFF), the national body representing Australia’s recreational fishing community, today reconfirmed its support for Prime Minister Tony Abbott's ban on supertrawlers. The Prime Minister announced his ban on these industrial fishing boats in March this year. ...
Victorian Government promises $65 million Better Bay Plan
By Mark Lee, ,
6:31 PM Sun 2 Nov 2014 GMT
Victorian Premier Denis Napthine today unveiled a $65 million Better Bay Plan and announced that commercial netting in Port Phillip Bay and Corio Bay will be phased out. Dr Napthine said the comprehensive plan focused on preserving and rehabilitating one of the state’s best assets, while also building important community infrastructure to enable more people to enjoy Port Phillip Bay. ...
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