Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF) has today announced an expansion of their SharkSmart drone trial to Palm Cove and Alma Bay in North Queensland, following successful trials in Southern Queensland.
As the current century progresses, the extinction risk for sharks, rays and chimaeras* is set to rise in southern Australia with warming waters exacerbating the impact of commercial fishing, new research has found.
Marine conservation groups have applauded the Queensland Government for sustainable fisheries reforms that will reduce the number of sharks killed in the Sunshine State’s waters.
The good, the bad, the ugly – extinction risk report can inform conservation of Australia’s sharks and rays
The new publication of The Action Plan for Australian Sharks and Rays 2021, which assesses the extinction risk of all Australia’s sharks and rays, can inform conservation efforts
A unanimous resolution passed today by Local Government NSW has requested that the NSW Government phases out the use of shark nets
Footage has emerged of a dead dolphin suspended in a shark net just off Bronte beach this morning. The footage is a heart-sickening reminder of the need for NSW to cement its transition to modern shark safety technology
Shocking pictures captured covertly on a fishing vessel in Northern Territory waters reveal how hammerhead sharks are being legally fished for fins and flesh despite being endangered in Australian waters.
ABC News has reported the NSW government is calling for tenders for its annual shark meshing program. You can find the tender announcement here on the NSW Government website.
The commitment by the Queensland and the Australian governments to remove gillnets from the Great Barrier Reef and improve fisheries transparency is a huge win
Maugean skate may follow thylacine and be extinct in 10 years, new study finds Salmon farms and dams are destroying its only home in Macquarie Harbour