VESSEL REVIEW | Djildjit Kaartadjiny – Compact, long-endurance boat for marine research in Western Australia’s waters

Djildjit Kaartadjiny, a new research boat delivered to the Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

The Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) recently took delivery of a new vessel to be used for fisheries research. Built to a design by Southerly Designs, the vessel has been named Djildjit Kaartadjiny and replaces the DPIRD’s earlier research vessel George Cassels, which is no longer operational. The new boat […]

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Exmouth fisher pleads guilty to 14 fishing offences

A DPIRD boat conducting a fisheries patrol

A 28-year-old man from Exmouth has been issued penalties and costs totalling more than $7,000 after guilty pleas to 14 illegal fishing charges in Exmouth Court recently, the Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) confirmed. The illegal activity took...

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Geraldton court imposes $2,000 penalty for fishing violations

11 seized and forfeited fish traps

A 53-year-old man from the suburb of Wandina has been penalised more than $2,000 in a Geraldton court for the illegal use of fish traps and taking four marron out-of-season from the Chapman River, the Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) said in a...

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Bluff Point fisher fined over $9,000 for illegal abalone haul

Greenough River mouth

A 34-year-old Bluff Point man, who was found with abalone taken from a closed area, has been ordered by a Geraldton Court magistrate to pay more than $9,000 for illegal fishing and related offences. The man was intercepted by a WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD)...

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AMSA’s latest inspections annual report shows increase in domestic vessel detentions in 2023

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has released its Inspections Annual Report, highlighting a significant increase in maritime safety regulatory activity. The Inspections Annual Report covers AMSA’s inspection activities on domestic commercial vessels (DCVs) such as fishing boats and ferries, as well as regulated Australian vessels and foreign-flagged shipping vessels under port state control. Domestically, […]

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Hatchery scallops successfully deployed off Rottnest in stock replenishment trial

DPIRD Marine shellfish research scientist Lotus Hassan inspects adult scallops at the hatchery

Hatchery-reared juvenile scallops have been successfully deployed for the first time off the coast of Rottnest in a crucial step towards developing a more productive and sustainable saucer scallop fishery for Western Australia. The WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) recently deployed about 5,000 scallop spat, testing the transport and deployment process […]

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Report: China responsible for human rights abuses and illegal fishing across the Southwest Indian Ocean

Commercial fishing vessel

The Chinese fishing fleet is responsible for systemic illegal fishing and human rights abuses in countries bordering the Southwest Indian Ocean (SWIO), undercutting China’s claims of supporting sustainable development and thriving blue economies in the region, according to a new report published by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF). China’s distant-water fleet (DWF) is by far […]

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Lake Taupo Aqua Park temporarily closed due to presence of invasive clam species

Gold clam specimens

Biosecurity New Zealand has temporarily closed a small, contained water park in Taupo following the discovery of the invasive freshwater gold clam. “After confirming the presence of the clam in the lagoon at Lake Taupo Aqua Park, Biosecurity New Zealand has worked with the operators of park around...

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AWARDS 2023 | Best Medium Fish Farm Support Vessel – San Little Glory – Southern Ocean Solutions

Best Medium Fish Farm Support Vessel – San Little Glory – Southern Ocean Solutions One of a pair of Australian-designed fish farm work boats built for two separate New Zealand salmon farmer owners. Highly purposeful, the 18- by 10-metre steel catamarans were designed and built to handle a multitude...

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WAFIC offers science-based South Coast marine park option

While certain parties remain fixated on pursuing a South Coast Marine Park with sanctuary zones taking up more than 25 per cent, WAFIC has stepped up with an alternate proposal, which has been developed in consultation with the South Coast fishing industry. In a somewhat unorthodox approach, WAFIC...

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