New Unprovoked Shark Bite Research

Sep 01, 2014 - 12:54 PM - by Daryl McPhee
Australia has recorded the highest number of fatal shark bites globally over the past three decades, as the number of unprovoked bites increased threefold, new research by Bond University shows.
The report, which will be published this week in international scientific journal, Coastal Management, reveals 32 fatal shark bites had been documented in Australia between 1982 and 2011, more than South Africa, where there were 28 fatalities, or the United States, which recorded 25.


Associate Professor Daryl McPhee, who undertook the research, said there was a total of 171 unprovoked bites in Australia during that period, compared with 769 in the United States and 132 in South Africa.
"Of the six countries where shark bites are most prevalent, Australia actually recorded the fourth lowest percentage of bites that were fatal at 18.7 per cent, despite having the highest number of total fatalities," he said.


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Fish frame possession.

Aug 21, 2014 - 8:06 PM - by Triple
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Reminder: Sunshine Coast fisheries review public consultation meeting today

Aug 21, 2014 - 10:47 AM - by Fisheries Queensland
Reminder: Sunshine Coast fishers are encouraged to attend the fisheries review public consultation meeting today, Thursday 21 August from 5-7pm in the Lake Kawana Community Centre (Room 5-7), 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina. This will be hosted by independent consultants, MRAG Asia Pacific. For more information visit www.mragasiapacific.com.au or call 3371 1500.
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Reminder: Fisheries Management Review public consultation meetings start tonight

Aug 20, 2014 - 2:50 PM - by Fisheries Queensland
Reminder: Gold Coast fishers are encouraged to attend the fisheries review public consultation meeting tonight.

Wednesday 20 August from 5-7pm in the Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre, 833 Nerang Southport Road. This will be hosted by independent consultants, MRAG Asia Pacific.

For more information visit www.mragasiapacific.com.au or call 3371 1500.


Fisheries Management Review public consultation meeting dates and locations are:
Location Date Time Venue
Gold Coast Wednesday 20 August 5-7pm
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Buyback of commercial licences Augsut 2014

Aug 20, 2014 - 9:05 PM - by Lucky_Phill
Final round for net fishing buyback

Commercial net fishers on the East Coast have one last opportunity to participate in the Queensland Government’s net buyback scheme.

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh said the Newman Government was delivering on its election promise to invest up to $9 million in the net fishing buyback scheme.

“The buyback scheme is part of our strong plan to ensure a sustainable fishing industry in Queensland,” Mr McVeigh said.

“Labor ignored the needs of our commercial fishing industry for years and many fishers faced an uncertain future.

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