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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
EU wants reduction in trawler numberswhich aims to ensure the sustainable development of the Thai fishing industry,
EU wants reduction in trawler numbers
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 12 hours ago
which aims to ensure the sustainable development of the Thai fishing industry, Adisorn Promthep, director-general of the Department of Fisheries, said. The EU wants to see all measures under the law successfully implemented, he said. However,... Read more
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BC Local News
The Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw protest sockeye fisheryThe Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nation says it will be exploring their options if the
The Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw protest sockeye fishery
BC Local News / Posted 16 hours ago
The Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nation says it will be exploring their options if the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) does not reverse its decision to open up a commercial sockeye fishery in their traditional territory. The Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw... Read more
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Perth Now
Shark sighting closes Perth beachesspecies, off Mettam’s Pool Beach and North Beach over the past two days. All o
Shark sighting closes Perth beaches
Perth Now / Posted 23 hours ago
species, off Mettam’s Pool Beach and North Beach over the past two days. All of the beaches have now been reopened. The Department of Fisheries has urged the public to adhere to beach closures and warning signs, and to avoid the area around... Read more
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The Tyee
Sea Lice Exploded among Wild Young Salmon near BC Fish Farms: Studymonitoring sea lice levels on wild fish in many areas of the coast near and far
Sea Lice Exploded among Wild Young Salmon near BC Fish Farms: Study
The Tyee / Posted yesterday
monitoring sea lice levels on wild fish in many areas of the coast near and far from salmon farms.” The Tyee asked the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to comment on the new study but agency said it was unable to provide a response to a... Read more
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Agassiz-Harrison Observer
Seabird joins bid to block chinook sport fishingSeabird Island First Nation. Seabird has joined the Katzie, and Kwantlen First
Seabird joins bid to block chinook sport fishing
Agassiz-Harrison Observer / Posted 4 days ago
Seabird Island First Nation. Seabird has joined the Katzie, and Kwantlen First Nations in a legal challenge of the way the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) manages spring chinook salmon on the Fraser. The three Fraser River First Nations... Read more
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BC Local News
Seabird joins bid to block chinook sport fishingSeabird Island First Nation. Seabird has joined the Katzie, and Kwantlen First
Seabird joins bid to block chinook sport fishing
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
Seabird Island First Nation. Seabird has joined the Katzie, and Kwantlen First Nations in a legal challenge of the way the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) manages spring chinook salmon on the Fraser. The three Fraser River First Nations... Read more
13 related stories
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BC Local News
Polluters leave a heaping mess on Port Edward boat rampright. It's disrespectful and we could have to end up shooting a bear again. We
Polluters leave a heaping mess on Port Edward boat ramp
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
right. It's disrespectful and we could have to end up shooting a bear again. We don't like to do that," Franzen said. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), the Ministry of Environment and the Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) have... Read more
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The Northern View
Polluters leave a heaping mess on Port Edward boat rampright. It's disrespectful and we could have to end up shooting a bear again. We
Polluters leave a heaping mess on Port Edward boat ramp
The Northern View / Posted 4 days ago
right. It's disrespectful and we could have to end up shooting a bear again. We don't like to do that," Franzen said. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), the Ministry of Environment and the Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) have... Read more
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BC Local News
Anderton retaining wall upcoming constructionand understanding while crews perform this work.” The work must be completed w
Anderton retaining wall upcoming construction
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
and understanding while crews perform this work.” The work must be completed within the “fish window” approved by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans – the period of lowest risk to the natural environment. Work must also take place at low... Read more
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Comox Valley Record
Anderton retaining wall upcoming constructionand understanding while crews perform this work.” The work must be completed w
Anderton retaining wall upcoming construction
Comox Valley Record / Posted 4 days ago
and understanding while crews perform this work.” The work must be completed within the “fish window” approved by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans – the period of lowest risk to the natural environment. Work must also take place at low... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
First Nations ask Ottawa to overturn Fraser River fishing restrictionswhich are all located on the lower Fraser River, are asking the Federal Court t
First Nations ask Ottawa to overturn Fraser River fishing restrictions
The Globe and Mail / Posted 5 days ago
which are all located on the lower Fraser River, are asking the Federal Court to quash management decisions made by the department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), which restrict aboriginal fishing for early runs of chinook salmon. If the... Read more
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Nanaimo News Bulletin
Island university students team up to monitor shellfish healthchanges are happening, which makes them excellent sentinels of ecosystem health
Island university students team up to monitor shellfish health
Nanaimo News Bulletin / Posted 5 days ago
changes are happening, which makes them excellent sentinels of ecosystem health.” Covernton’s study is being funded by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the B.C. Shellfish Grower’s Association. The students’ tasks tasks included using... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Magnificent Shellfish and Prehistoric Friendsbring along stuffed animals such as Ronan fish, tiger sharks, brownbanded bambo
Magnificent Shellfish and Prehistoric Friends
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 6 days ago
bring along stuffed animals such as Ronan fish, tiger sharks, brownbanded bamboo sharks and sea turtles. Meanwhile, the Department of Fisheries’ Freshwater Fisheries Research and Development Center in Kanchanaburi will give a demonstration on... Read more
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BC Local News
Langley area First Nations among those suing over chinook salmon sport fishingfishermen to First Nations groups was sidelined by a predicted poor return of c
Langley area First Nations among those suing over chinook salmon sport fishing
BC Local News / Posted 6 days ago
fishermen to First Nations groups was sidelined by a predicted poor return of chinook salmon. Last month, Jeff Grout, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) regional resource manager of salmon, said the final in-season assessment was... Read more
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Peace Arch News
Langley area First Nations among those suing over chinook salmon sport fishingfishermen to First Nations groups was sidelined by a predicted poor return of c
Langley area First Nations among those suing over chinook salmon sport fishing
Peace Arch News / Posted 6 days ago
fishermen to First Nations groups was sidelined by a predicted poor return of chinook salmon. Last month, Jeff Grout, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) regional resource manager of salmon, said the final in-season assessment was... Read more
13 related stories
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The Chilliwack Progress
Langley area First Nations among those suing over chinook salmon sport fishingfishermen to First Nations groups was sidelined by a predicted poor return of c
Langley area First Nations among those suing over chinook salmon sport fishing
The Chilliwack Progress / Posted 6 days ago
fishermen to First Nations groups was sidelined by a predicted poor return of chinook salmon. Last month, Jeff Grout, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) regional resource manager of salmon, said the final in-season assessment was... Read more
13 related stories
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Aldergrove Star
Langley area First Nations among those suing over chinook salmon sport fishingfishermen to First Nations groups was sidelined by a predicted poor return of c
Langley area First Nations among those suing over chinook salmon sport fishing
Aldergrove Star / Posted 6 days ago
fishermen to First Nations groups was sidelined by a predicted poor return of chinook salmon. Last month, Jeff Grout, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) regional resource manager of salmon, said the final in-season assessment was... Read more
13 related stories
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Langley Times
Langley area First Nations among those suing over chinook salmon sport fishingfishermen to First Nations groups was sidelined by a predicted poor return of c
Langley area First Nations among those suing over chinook salmon sport fishing
Langley Times / Posted 6 days ago
fishermen to First Nations groups was sidelined by a predicted poor return of chinook salmon. Last month, Jeff Grout, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) regional resource manager of salmon, said the final in-season assessment was... Read more
13 related stories
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Mission City Record
Langley area First Nations among those suing over chinook salmon sport fishingfishermen to First Nations groups was sidelined by a predicted poor return of c
Langley area First Nations among those suing over chinook salmon sport fishing
Mission City Record / Posted 6 days ago
fishermen to First Nations groups was sidelined by a predicted poor return of chinook salmon. Last month, Jeff Grout, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) regional resource manager of salmon, said the final in-season assessment was... Read more
13 related stories
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Maple Ridge News
Langley area First Nations among those suing over chinook salmon sport fishingfishermen to First Nations groups was sidelined by a predicted poor return of c
Langley area First Nations among those suing over chinook salmon sport fishing
Maple Ridge News / Posted 6 days ago
fishermen to First Nations groups was sidelined by a predicted poor return of chinook salmon. Last month, Jeff Grout, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) regional resource manager of salmon, said the final in-season assessment was... Read more
13 related stories
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Surrey Leader
Langley area First Nations among those suing over chinook salmon sport fishingfishermen to First Nations groups was sidelined by a predicted poor return of c
Langley area First Nations among those suing over chinook salmon sport fishing
Surrey Leader / Posted 6 days ago
fishermen to First Nations groups was sidelined by a predicted poor return of chinook salmon. Last month, Jeff Grout, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) regional resource manager of salmon, said the final in-season assessment was... Read more
13 related stories
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Abbotsford News
Langley area First Nations among those suing over chinook salmon sport fishingfishermen to First Nations groups was sidelined by a predicted poor return of c
Langley area First Nations among those suing over chinook salmon sport fishing
Abbotsford News / Posted 6 days ago
fishermen to First Nations groups was sidelined by a predicted poor return of chinook salmon. Last month, Jeff Grout, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) regional resource manager of salmon, said the final in-season assessment was... Read more
13 related stories
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The Northern View
More fish escaping North Coast fishermen in 2016are having a poor harvest in the Skeena River. The Skeena Tyee test fishery, a
More fish escaping North Coast fishermen in 2016
The Northern View / Posted 6 days ago
are having a poor harvest in the Skeena River. The Skeena Tyee test fishery, a gillnetter that collects data for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to determine the amount of sockeye salmon that escape the fishery, reported higher than... Read more
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BC Local News
More fish escaping North Coast fishermen in 2016are having a poor harvest in the Skeena River. The Skeena Tyee test fishery, a
More fish escaping North Coast fishermen in 2016
BC Local News / Posted 6 days ago
are having a poor harvest in the Skeena River. The Skeena Tyee test fishery, a gillnetter that collects data for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to determine the amount of sockeye salmon that escape the fishery, reported higher than... Read more
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The Tyee
Sea Shepherd ‘Pirates’ to Turn Spotlight on BC Salmon Farmshe called a publicity stunt, should go to the Strategic Salmon Health Initiativ
Sea Shepherd ‘Pirates’ to Turn Spotlight on BC Salmon Farms
The Tyee / Posted 6 days ago
he called a publicity stunt, should go to the Strategic Salmon Health Initiative, a scientific collaboration between the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the Pacific Salmon Foundation and Genome British Columbia investigating the health of... Read more
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The Tyee
Sea Shepherd ‘Pirates’ to Turn Spotlight on BC Salmon Farmshe called a publicity stunt, should go to the Strategic Salmon Health Initiativ
Sea Shepherd ‘Pirates’ to Turn Spotlight on BC Salmon Farms
The Tyee / Posted 7 days ago
he called a publicity stunt, should go to the Strategic Salmon Health Initiative, a scientific collaboration between the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the Pacific Salmon Foundation and Genome British Columbia investigating the health of... Read more
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Sun Star
Senator proposes establishment of fisheries departmentSENATOR Francis Pangilinan on Tuesday called for the establishment of a Departm
Senator proposes establishment of fisheries department
Sun Star / Posted 7 days ago
SENATOR Francis Pangilinan on Tuesday called for the establishment of a Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DFAR) in order to enhance the management of the country's marine resources, especially after the favorable ruling for the... Read more
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The Tyee
Ottawa Approves Controversial Chemical for Ocean Oil Spillsof the industry’s wording in the report matches the language in the new legisla
Ottawa Approves Controversial Chemical for Ocean Oil Spills
The Tyee / Posted 7 days ago
of the industry’s wording in the report matches the language in the new legislation approving Corexit. But even a 2014 Department of Fisheries and Oceans report called the industry-sponsored study claiming the dispersant’s impact on fish and... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Making over the Department of Agriculturecan respond and keep up with the pace the new secretary has set for himself. T
Making over the Department of Agriculture
Manila Bulletin / Posted 9 days ago
can respond and keep up with the pace the new secretary has set for himself. Time to Re-unify the DA and Create a Separate Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources To relieve an overburdened Secretary of Agriculture, at the middle of the... Read more
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The Manila Times
Small-scale fishermen and the SCS/WPS rulingand persuade it to make a meaningful response to these new developments. It is
Small-scale fishermen and the SCS/WPS ruling
The Manila Times / Posted 10 days ago
and persuade it to make a meaningful response to these new developments. It is now time to discuss the establishment of a Department of Fisheries to better protect the rights of our small-scale fishermen as well as our country’s entire fishing... Read more
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BC Local News
Vancouver Island fishing boat captain fined $10,000 for unknowingly violating licenselicence, and the regulations. He did not do so. “I am mindful of the effect th
Vancouver Island fishing boat captain fined $10,000 for unknowingly violating license
BC Local News / Posted 13 days ago
licence, and the regulations. He did not do so. “I am mindful of the effect this type of conduct has on the ability of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to ensure fisheries are managed in a sustainable manner.These offences require fines which... Read more
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Comox Valley Record
Vancouver Island fishing boat captain fined $10,000 for unknowingly violating licenselicence, and the regulations. He did not do so. “I am mindful of the effect th
Vancouver Island fishing boat captain fined $10,000 for unknowingly violating license
Comox Valley Record / Posted 13 days ago
licence, and the regulations. He did not do so. “I am mindful of the effect this type of conduct has on the ability of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to ensure fisheries are managed in a sustainable manner.These offences require fines which... Read more
2 related stories
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Campbell River Mirror
Vancouver Island fishing boat captain fined $10,000 for unknowingly violating licenselicence, and the regulations. He did not do so. “I am mindful of the effect th
Vancouver Island fishing boat captain fined $10,000 for unknowingly violating license
Campbell River Mirror / Posted 13 days ago
licence, and the regulations. He did not do so. “I am mindful of the effect this type of conduct has on the ability of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to ensure fisheries are managed in a sustainable manner.These offences require fines which... Read more
2 related stories
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The Columbian
‘The blob,’ a Pacific warm-water mass that caused weather havoc, is backsnowpack levels in 2014 and 2015, oceanographers at the National Oceanic and At
‘The blob,’ a Pacific warm-water mass that caused weather havoc, is back
The Columbian / Posted 16 days ago
snowpack levels in 2014 and 2015, oceanographers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans found. And Dennis Hartmann, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of... Read more
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OregonLive.com
'The blob,' a Pacific warm-water mass that caused weather havoc, is backsnowpack levels in 2014 and 2014, oceanographers at the National Oceanic and At
'The blob,' a Pacific warm-water mass that caused weather havoc, is back
OregonLive.com / Posted 16 days ago
snowpack levels in 2014 and 2014, oceanographers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans found. And Dennis Hartmann, a UW professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Mount Polley mine owner sues engineering firms over tailings dam failurecompensation from the two companies. Another independent investigation into th
Mount Polley mine owner sues engineering firms over tailings dam failure
The Globe and Mail / Posted 17 days ago
compensation from the two companies. Another independent investigation into the disaster, led by the B.C. Conservation Officer Service, is still ongoing. The RCMP and federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans are also part of the invest... Read more
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Perth Now
‘2.5m white shark’ in Swan Riverbull shark sightings reported on the State Government’s SharkSmart website, as
‘2.5m white shark’ in Swan River
Perth Now / Posted 18 days ago
bull shark sightings reported on the State Government’s SharkSmart website, as far upstream as Bassendean. But the Department of Fisheries says an increase in sightings during summer is nothing out of the ordinary. “As temperatures heat... Read more
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Manitoulin Expositor
Fisheries and Oceans closes Janet Head Lighthouse for summer due to safety concernsGORDON—The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) did not lease the Ja
Fisheries and Oceans closes Janet Head Lighthouse for summer due to safety concerns
Manitoulin Expositor / Posted 19 days ago
GORDON—The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) did not lease the Janet Head Lighthouse property to the municipality of Gordon-Barrie Island this season due to concerns with the building condition itself. Gordon-Barrie Island municipal... Read more
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Perth Now
Families sue over NW trawler tragedyand negligence contributed to their loved ones’ deaths. They are taking legal
Families sue over NW trawler tragedy
Perth Now / Posted 19 days ago
and negligence contributed to their loved ones’ deaths. They are taking legal action against Department of Transport, Department of Fisheries and Geraldton-based boat repair business Reel Boats and Maintenance. Mr Turner’s company Maqueline... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Families of missing deckhands sue over lost trawlerthe bodies of Chad Fairley and Mason Carter were not recovered. The families o
Families of missing deckhands sue over lost trawler
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 19 days ago
the bodies of Chad Fairley and Mason Carter were not recovered. The families of Mr Fairley and Mr Carter are suing the Department of Fisheries and the Department of Transport. They said the Fisheries Department did not alert authorities that... Read more
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Boston Herald
Orca sighted dozen miles 
off Cape Codof Chatham was indeed an orca. And his name is Old Tom. Aquarium researchers c
Orca sighted dozen miles 
off Cape Cod
Boston Herald / Posted 19 days ago
of Chatham was indeed an orca. And his name is Old Tom. Aquarium researchers consulted Jack Lawson of the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans and were able to confirm the 25-foot-long whale’s identity due to the unique features on... Read more
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Aldergrove Star
Gloucester neighbourhood residents hope to put the brakes on truck park proposalso many trucks, same effect,” said Walnut Grove resident Jim Armstrong, who is
Gloucester neighbourhood residents hope to put the brakes on truck park proposal
Aldergrove Star / Posted 20 days ago
so many trucks, same effect,” said Walnut Grove resident Jim Armstrong, who is a professional biologist, a director of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Salmon Enhancement and Habitat Advisory Board, and a director of the Fraser Valley... Read more
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Langley Times
Gloucester neighbourhood residents hope to put the brakes on truck park proposalso many trucks, same effect,” said Walnut Grove resident Jim Armstrong, who is
Gloucester neighbourhood residents hope to put the brakes on truck park proposal
Langley Times / Posted 20 days ago
so many trucks, same effect,” said Walnut Grove resident Jim Armstrong, who is a professional biologist, a director of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Salmon Enhancement and Habitat Advisory Board, and a director of the Fraser Valley... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Canada joins mission that aims to uncover mysteries of the deep oceanCanada is joining a new mission to research Earth’s most unexplored frontier: t
Canada joins mission that aims to uncover mysteries of the deep ocean
The Globe and Mail / Posted 20 days ago
Canada is joining a new mission to research Earth’s most unexplored frontier: the deep ocean. A Department of Fisheries and Oceans research vessel is part of a team assembled by the Nekton marine research foundation to explore areas off Bermuda,... Read more
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Perth Now
Whale carcass at popular SW surf breakthe incident is resolved the beach and surf spot will be reopened. At this sta
Whale carcass at popular SW surf break
Perth Now / Posted 22 days ago
the incident is resolved the beach and surf spot will be reopened. At this stage it is unknown when this will be. The Department of Fisheries, and the Department of Parks and Wildlife are monitoring the situation. Extra information: Keep... Read more
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Daily News
Fishing in troubled watersbottom trawling can be carried out by both Sri Lankan nationals as well as non-
Fishing in troubled waters
Daily News / Posted 22 days ago
bottom trawling can be carried out by both Sri Lankan nationals as well as non-nationals who obtain a licence from the Department of Fisheries. I am now presenting this Bill for the second time, as Parliament was dissolved after I first... Read more
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WA Today
Perth northern suburb beaches put on shark alert for school holidaysBeaches in Perth's northern suburbs have been put on shark alert for the school
Perth northern suburb beaches put on shark alert for school holidays
WA Today / Posted 23 days ago
Beaches in Perth's northern suburbs have been put on shark alert for the school holidays - with the Department of Fisheries urging people to reconsider swimming, surfing or diving between Hilarys and Trigg. The warning comes after an increased... Read more
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Perth Now
Shark attack victim was loving mumhas also defended the government’s policy to kill sharks it considers an immine
Shark attack victim was loving mum
Perth Now / Posted 23 days ago
has also defended the government’s policy to kill sharks it considers an imminent threat, as was the case with the Department of Fisheries catching a 4.2m shark in Falcon where Ben Gerring was earlier killed. Fisheries are now aiming to... Read more
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Perth Now
Shark warning for Hillarys and TriggTHE Department of Fisheries has warned beach goers to take extra precautions in
Shark warning for Hillarys and Trigg
Perth Now / Posted 23 days ago
THE Department of Fisheries has warned beach goers to take extra precautions in the water between Hillarys Boat Harbour and Trigg Point after several shark sightings over the past few days. Seven sharks have been spotted along the 2.5km stretch of... Read more
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Boston Globe
State not buying Hingham’s affordable-housing mathslightly more than 12 acres adjacent to baseball and football fields, Bare Cove
State not buying Hingham’s affordable-housing math
Boston Globe / Posted 24 days ago
slightly more than 12 acres adjacent to baseball and football fields, Bare Cove Park, and a site owned by the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. He wrote that the plan calls for two five-story apartment buildings and 476 parking... Read more
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