Sport Fishing Initiative Hoping To Attract Tourists To WA

A sport fishing bonanza set to benefit Perth and regional Western Australia thanks to the installation of offshore Fish Aggregating Device (FAD), with hopes the device can boost WA’s tourism. The move will give recreational boat fishers throughout the state a chance to ‘join the race’, as the floating fish beacon has the ability to…

WA fisheries sustainability improves: report

Management of WA’s fisheries has improved its sustainability in the state, a new report has revealed. The latest stock assessment reports show 97 per cent of fisheries are not at risk from the effects of fishing activity, rising from 95 per cent in 2016-17. It has claimed that WA’s fisheries are in a healthy condition…

More protesting over Cockburn Outer Harbour

Another public information night on the Outer Harbour in Kwinana attracted close to 500 people, all meeting to discuss the outer harbour’s progress, and the risk to fish stocks and surrounding areas. Tim Barlow, co-convener of the Fish Army, stands by the fact the outer harbour is not needed and will have environmental repercussions. “Cockburn…

Recovery phase commenced for the missing fishermen and their vessel

The Water Police have concluded their marine search and rescue operation off the Cockburn sound, Fremantle Harbour and Rottnest Island coastline. This comes after four men left Woodman’s Point on Wednesday Morning for an overnight fishing trip and their boat didn’t return. On Sunday, WA Police Inspector Sean Togher said the recovery phase has now…

Shark Cull Policy Injunction Denied

WA Supreme Court has denied the Shark Cull Policy injunction this afternoon. The controversal drum line policy began on the 21, January, 2014 and the trial will finish on the 30, April, 2014. Under the policy, sharks longer than 3 meters will be killed. Sea Shepherd Australia attempted to stop the bait and kill program by challenging the state government in…

Drum Line Policy Is A Success: Ken Baston

[youtube id=”iuaSPT_We0c” width=”620″ height=”360″] Please click on the player above to watch the video version of the story. EVENING NEWS – Drum Line Policy Is A Success: Ken Baston (Story begins from 02:46) WA Fisheries Minister Ken Baston believed the drum line policy is a success, despite no Great Whites were caught under the policy. According…

Anti Shark Cull Rally Hits Parliament

[youtube id=”iuaSPT_We0c” width=”620″ height=”360″] Please click on the player above to watch the video version of the story. EVENING NEWS – Anti Shark Cull Rally Hits Parliament (Story begins from 02:46) Approximately 150 people attended the anti shark cull rally at the first day of parliament this year, urging the Premier to withdraw their controversial bait…

Anti Shark Cull protest planned

WA’s anti shark cull groups are planning a protest on the first day of parliament this year. The group will hold a major rally on Tuesday afternoon in front of the Parliament Building, hoping to put pressure on Colin Barnett to reverse his controversial decision to kill sharks. No WA Shark Cull rally organizer Natalie…