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A fishing policy that recognises all interests By John Morrison, , 11:02 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
The Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, today announced the Baird Government’s Fishing Policy that recognises the importance of fishing in NSW and ensures that fisheries resources are effectively managed, accessible for all sectors and sustainable for future generations. ...

Toolamba boat ramp upgrade on Goulburn River By Sarah Hetherington, , 2:37 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Recreational anglers fishing the Goulburn River at Toolamba, south of Shepparton, now have better access thanks to an upgraded boat ramp and improved vehicle tracks. ...

FLW Tour - Spotted bass reign supreme at Smith By TJ Maglio, , 1:03 PM Thu 26 Mar 2015 GMT
When the Walmart FLW Tour visited Alabama’s Lewis Smith Lake in March 2013, Brent Ehrler dominated wire-to-wire by amassing a hefty 60 pound, nine ounces over four days and besting runner-up Jacob Powroznik by more than seven pounds ...

FLW College Fishing Kentucky Lake Open winners announced By Fishing League Worldwide, , 11:55 AM Thu 26 Mar 2015 GMT
Anti-matter, anti-freeze, anti-social – now there’s anti-umbrella rig, thanks to Arkansas anglers Zachary Pickle and Drew Porto, who put together an umbrella rig-free tournament here in the FLW College Fishing Kentucky Lake Open to win the championship with 43 pounds, 12 ounces. ...

Evil in the dark - The joys of night sailing By Ken Gillstrom, , 3:41 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
The human race seems to have an inherent fear of the dark. This fear is reinforced by books and movies that continually relate darkness with evil. ...

Coast Guard assists with sea turtle release off NC coast By US Coast Guard, , 4:46 AM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island out of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, in cooperation with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, helped release 19 rehabilitated sea turtles off the North Carolina coast. ...

2015 Bimini Wahoo Smackdown VI Tourrnament - Winner announced By John Bell, Isla Mujeres , 4:33 PM Wed 18 Mar 2015 GMT
Pompano Beach’s Team Gin Gin, Captained by Fred Genestra, took top team honors and a $5,000 winner’s check in the Wahoo Smackdown VI tournament hosted this past weekend at the Bimini Big Game Club Resort and Marina. ...

Sointula -Beguiling Canadian destination just outside the Broughtons By Duart Snow, , 12:08 PM Wed 18 Mar 2015 GMT
On BC’s long and storied coastline, theambitious cruiser’s bucket list is sure to contain literally hundreds of high-profile 'don’t-miss' spots.But over the years, one destination popped up regularly in our conversations with cruisers and landlubbers alike, people whose opinions we trusted. They spoke of this place reverently and urged us not to miss it ...

Kwakume Inlet, British Columbia - An excellent all-weather anchorage By Anne Vipond and William Kelly, , 10:44 AM Wed 18 Mar 2015 GMT
Having cruised the BC coast for several decades, we enjoy sharing information about the remote northern anchorages we’ve discovered over the years. However, the truth is that we haven’t really 'discovered' many of our favourite spots but were told about them by fellow mariners we have met out on the water – veteran boaters who’ve been more than happy to come aboard for a visit, unfurl a few charts ...

Day Skipper now available Online By Joanne Glassford, Auckland , 6:13 AM Wed 18 Mar 2015 GMT
Coastguard Boating Education’s most popular introductory course that focuses on essential boating safety knowledge relevant to all boaties has been developed into an online version. Day Skipper has a strong reputation amongst boaties and water safety advocates. ...

Race for Water Odyssey - A unique race against oceans of plastic By International Union for Conservation of Nature, , 11:00 AM Tue 17 Mar 2015 GMT
A unique sailing expedition to create the first ever inventory of plastic pollution across the most polluted ocean areas set off yesterday from Bordeaux, France ...

Marine Rescue Jervis Bay in dash to help fishing trawler By Ken McManus, , 3:37 AM Tue 17 Mar 2015 GMT
At 6:33 tonight the anxious skipper of a 17.5m fishing trawler radioed Marine Rescue Shoalhaven with an urgent call for assistance. ...

Marine Rescue trawler assistance update By Ken McManus, , 1:46 AM Tue 17 Mar 2015 GMT
Following last night’s Marine Rescue Jervis Bay emergency pump-out of a 17.5m fishing trawler taking water off Jervis Bay, MRNSW Illawarra Regional Controller Bruce Mitchel reports that the emergency repairs to the damaged hull have held. ...

Presidential Task Force releases action plan to combat fraud By NOAA Fisheries, , 4:31 PM Mon 16 Mar 2015 GMT
Today, the Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud, co-chaired by the Departments of Commerce and State, released its action plan ...

Does age matter? Maybe not if you're a wandering albatross By British Antarctic Survey, , 3:06 PM Sun 15 Mar 2015 GMT
A new study of the wandering albatrosses breeding on the sub-antarctic island of Bird Island (off South Georgia) reveals that age doesn't matter when foraging. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE last month, shows that even when the birds reach old age, any reduction in muscle function and visual acuity didn't appear to affect their foraging behaviour. ...

Fishy dealings bring abalone traffickers undone By Nick Foster, , 3:20 AM Thu 12 Mar 2015 GMT
A Fisheries Victoria investigation has cracked an alleged abalone trafficking syndicate operating through a Noble Park North restaurant. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Mastervolt - reliability for round the world racers By NZL, , 11:12 AM Wed 11 Mar 2015 GMT
Mastervolt was chosen as the official electrical supplier to the race because of its integrated, technologically advanced systems and rugged components that can handle the abusive conditions of this around the world race. Throughout the race, the systems have provided the reliability that the racers require. ...

Superior adds the EDGE II to Birkenhead Point Marina By Superior Jetties, , 9:12 PM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
Superior Jetties recently completed an upgrade to the historic Birkenhead Point Marina, adding berths, a floating office and brilliant handrail system, EDGE II. ...

First fisherman banned under three strikes law By GBRMPA Media, , 10:25 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
A commercial fisher has become the first person to be banned from fishing in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park under ‘three strikes’ legislation. The direction was issued by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) after the fisher was convicted of three separate offences over five years of fishing in a no-take green zone. ...

The Great Shark Race - Sir Richard Branson joins Guy Harvey By John Bell, Isla Mujeres , 7:00 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
The Great Shark Race - Renowned marine wildlife artist and conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey and Sir Richard Branson are calling on individuals and corporations to sponsor shortfin Mako Sharks that will be tagged and released off the coast of Isla Mujeres, Mexico later this month. ...

Rio officials probe source of fish die-off in Olympic waters By Jenny Barchfield, , 2:56 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year's Olympics. ...

Former Olympian Nicole Livingstone supports lifejacket safety By Taylor Campbell, , 9:29 AM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
Transport for NSW Maritime Management Centre today announced a partnership with former Olympic swimmer, Nicole Livingstone to support a state-wide water safety campaign. ...

NSW Government and BIA working together for the safety of NSW boaties By Erina Johnson, , 4:53 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
A great day on the water is a safe day and this will be the emphasis of a safety partnership between the Boating Industry Association (BIA) and Transport for NSW at the Sydney Trailer Boat Show. Trailer boats are the most popular type of vessel countrywide and for good reason; they are more affordable and provide more options than larger craft to enjoy a range of waterways. ...

Andy Morgan is out of the woods and ready to take some big chances By TJ Maglio, , 12:20 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
It was moving day at last year’s Forrest Wood Cup: Move up, or move on. Reigning Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year (AOY) Andy Morgan had hoped to reach the championship round but could only muster a disappointing two-bass stringer. Even so, he ended up in 14th place and earned a nice check for $15,000. ...

Walmart FLW Tour 2015 - Lake Toho's Mojo By Rob Newell, , 12:09 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Next week the Walmart FLW Tour will kick off the 2015 season in Florida on historic Lake Toho. Seven years have passed since the Tour last visited Lake Toho, also known as the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. In terms of a bass fishery, the whole system dances to the beat of its own drum. ...

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