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Portland’s new state-of-the-art boat ramp officially opened By Liz McKinnon, , 4:45 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Fisherman can now launch their boats in Portland Bay without the long wait following the official opening of a new $1.98 million four lane boat ramp. Premier and Member for South West Coast Denis Napthine today joined local fisherman to open the ramp which marks the final stage in the $7.1 million Portland Harbour upgrade. ...

Dangerous conditions forecast for NSW boaters By Roads and Maritime Services, , 8:04 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Skippers and owners of small craft should be on high alert and check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore. ...

New fishing pontoons for Warrnambool’s Merri river By Denis Napthine, , 7:34 AM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Premier and Member for South West Coast Denis Napthine today announced $88,200 from the Coalition Government to build two pontoons on the east bank of the Merri River, located off the Lake Pertobe walking trail. ...

Whale freed from rope at Byron Bay By Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, , 11:57 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
The Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol’s Marine Animal Release Team has successfully freed an entangled adult Humpback whale near Byron Bay this afternoon. Queensland Shark Control Program Manager Jeff Krause said the whale was with its calf when it was sighted approximately 150 metres off the shore at Byron Bay this morning, heading north. ...

Tidal current installations will increase boating hazards By, , 11:49 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
While this news centres on a problem in England, it provides a heads up on what could happen in your own cruising waters in years to come, as a range of marine energy sources are explored.. Of the 12 zones and sites announced the RYA is particularly concerned with plans to place a tidal current installation in Strangford Lough. ...

Dangerous conditions for NSW coastal boaters from Thursday By Roads and Maritime Services, , 7:58 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Skippers and owners of small craft should be on high alert and check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore. Rock fishers should also check weather forecasts before heading out to decide whether it is safe to fish near dangerous surf. ...

Bar Crusher's fully-enclosed fishing weapons By Sandman PR, , 3:44 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Australian plate aluminum boat manufacturer Bar Crusher has launched its new Hard Top Pilothouse (HTP) series of offshore Fishing Weapons. ...

World premieres and national debuts for Sydney International Boat Show By Bob Wonders, , 3:18 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Visitors to the 2014 Sydney International Boat Show, and there could be more than 70,000 of them, will be treated to a stunning array of new vessels being unveiled for the very first time on the world stage. ...

Marine Auctions experiencing rising tide of interest *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 1:42 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Things are picking up in the marine auction scene, thanks to a combination of fine winter weather, positive consumer sentiment and rising international interest. ...

Man fined $2000 for hawking abalone from an East Gippsland reef By Department of Environment and Primary Industries, , 11:24 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
For trying to sell abalone he had taken from a reef in East Gippsland, a 40-year-old man from south eastern New South Wales has been fined $2000, with conviction. ...

New catfish species ‘hooked’ in North Qld By James Cook University, , 10:26 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
The new species has a large head with small eyes and thick, fleshy lips on a downturned mouth. Whisker-like barbels surround its lips. It is a solid, almost-cylindrical fish, with the back half of the body tapering to an eel-like tail. ...

Emperor penguins in danger of dramatic declines By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, , 9:20 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Emperor penguins are heavily dependent on sea ice for their livelihoods, and, therefore, are sensitive to changes in sea ice concentration (SIC). The researchers’ analysis of the global, continent-wide Emperor penguin population incorporates current and projected future SIC declines. ...

Tags reveal Chilean devil rays are among ocean's deepest divers By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, , 9:06 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Thought to dwell mostly near the ocean's surface, Chilean devil rays (Mobula tarapacana) are most often seen gliding through shallow, warm waters. But a new study by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and international colleagues reveals that these large and majestic creatures are actually among the deepest-diving ocean animals. ...

Auckland On Water Boat Show to hold world record attempt By Isla McKechnie, Aucklland , 8:46 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
The Viaduct Harbour will play host to a world record attempt for the most people on a stand up paddle board, played out in front of visitors to the Auckland On Water Boat Show. Lancer Industries, which has already set the record three times for the world’s largest RIB, and which holds the largest catamaran RIB tube record, will be creating the monster SUP which the record attempt will be staged on ...

Alvin's Animals - Previously unknown species discovered By Kate Madin, , 7:11 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Alvin's Animals - Hundreds of previously unknown species have been discovered by the sub. Alvin is the U.S. science community’s only human-occupied submersible dedicated to deep-sea research. ...

Zodiac at Sydney International Boat Show 2014 – Australian By Zodiac Marine, , 4:17 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Inflatables, you see them everywhere right? with all sorts of names right? But the best ones you’ll find will only ever be a copy a Zodiac. ...

Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Exhibitor space filling fast By Emma Milne, , 4:11 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Exhibitor sites at the Gold Coast International Marine Expo are filling fast – already more than 60% of available space has been secured for Australia’s only 'Working Boat Show' from October 17-19. ...

Lessons from the West: Great Barrier Reef in danger By ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, , 2:55 PM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
'Reefs north of Exmouth have experienced large-scale bleaching in the past five years,' says Professor Malcolm McCulloch from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at the University of Western Australia. ...

If we stop killing parrotfish we can bring back Caribbean coral reefs By ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, , 1:21 PM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
Many people say that climate change has already doomed coral reefs but the report shows that loss of parrotfishes and other grazers has been far more important than climate change for Caribbean reef destruction so far. ...

Decade of benefits for the Great Barrier Reef By ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, , 12:51 PM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
Designed to conserve biodiversity, the plan identified and recognised 70 bioregions across the Reef for protection. So, not only are corals being protected, but seagrasses and other habitats across the area are too. And with no fishing allowed in the green zones, the fish and sharks in these reserves are bigger and more plentiful than they are in the fished areas. ...

Climate change could stop fish finding their friends By ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, , 12:37 PM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
Climate change models predict that carbon dioxide levels and ocean acidity will more than double before the end of the century. To investigate if this would affect social recognition in fish, schools were kept under elevated levels of carbon dioxide, similar to those projected for 2100 by models produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). ...

Ceramic coated exhaust manifolds reduce engine bay temps on superboat By nick bailey, Oxfordshire , 8:24 AM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Zircotec ceramic coated exhaust manifolds reduce engine bay temperature by as much as 20 percent on cutting-edge superboat. Ceramic coating helps to deliver range of benefits in marine application including lower engine bay temperature improved efficiency, simpler maintenance and protection for Kevlar and carbon fibre hull ...

Reminder of safe distance requirements for whales By Roads and Maritime Services, , 7:40 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Boat skippers, swimmers and surfers are reminded to keep a safe distance from marine mammals after some close calls last weekend. Roads and Maritime Services Acting Manager Sydney Harbour Operations Dan Duemmer said in the lead up to the weekend it was a good time to remind anyone heading out on the water about the legal requirements for safe interaction with whales and other marine mammals. ...

Changes to Australian bass closed season By Tanya Armstrong, , 4:00 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
The Australian bass closed season now applies only to Aussie bass caught within tidal waters following recent changes to legislation. ...

Commercial fishers on shore for mullet season By Fisheries Queensland, , 3:56 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast tourists can expect to see commercial fishing boats close to and on the shoreline over the school holidays. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol acting district manager Cherelle Broughton said commercial fishing for mullet is permitted in tidal waters within 400 metres of land. ...

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