On a wild and windy January night, 10 nautical miles southeast of Cape Moreton, Queensland, Australia, the skipper of prawn trawler Amanda Jane answered a call from an unknown number. Cameron Courtman had spent the last 30 years of his life on boats, witnessing the beauty and at times, brutality, of the ocean. But all his ..
A study into global fisheries management, published in the January edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed reported fisheries catches are in good shape. The international project, led by the University of Washington, compiled and analysed data from fisheries around the world. “There is a ..
The NSW Government said it would provide fishers with greater certainty and transparency in fisheries management decisions, through the development of tailored harvest strategies in direct partnership with commercial, recreational and Aboriginal fishers. Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall said the NSW Government was ..
Clearly a labour of love and great passion, this book is extensively researched, carefully written, brilliantly illustrated (mostly by the author), and beautifully presented. It is a big, heavy book that is worth every penny of its quite considerable price. England’s King Charles II was one of those unfortunately rare ..
Researchers at Western Australia’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) will survey juvenile western rock lobster numbers in shallow waters as part of a three-year project to ensure the continued sustainability of the valuable fishery. Funded through the Fisheries Research and Development ..
When a devastating bushfire hit the Australian town of Mallacoota on New Year’s Eve, local commercial marine operators and maritime agencies played a vital role in providing relief for those affected. One of the enduring symbols of this year’s horror bushfire season was the sight of hundreds of people being evacuated ..
Recent months have seen some excellent examples of why the world needs emergency services craft. Most recently, we experienced the Covid-19 virus pandemic. Just prior to ..
China’s Jianglong Shipbuilding has completed sea trials of a new all-aluminium patrol boat. The vessel is one in a series being built by Jianglong for the ..
Uzmar Shipyard has been awarded a contract to build two emergency response and escort tugs in a series for use by the Turkish Directorate General of Coastal Safety ..