Food for Thought - The State of our Worlds Fisheries

2012-03-28 10:02:03
Sarah Richmond

One of my major interests throughout my degree was fisheries management and aquaculture practices and I thought I would share some facts about the global state of fisheries that is not commonly advertised. Many, many years ago, fish were considered a common resource. Countries had no jurisdiction over their coastal waters and could rape, pillage and plunder all regions of the world. However, as the value of fish stocks was reali

Julian Rocks Does It Again

2012-03-22 12:20:51
Ryan Pearson

Last Saturday's dives at Julian Rocks were lovely. Not quite as epic as last time we were there (we didn't see a million Manta Rays this time), but still great with plenty to see. We were too late booking in so couldn't get onto the second dive of the morning so we had to do the first, and third dives. This was great for the fact that we could go and get some food in between dives, but it was also awful because we had to get up at 4am to get there on time. Regardless, we had an amazing day and I snapped all of the shots below

A Great White Adventure

2012-03-01 22:34:19
John Natoli

Jason, alias ‘Underwater Irish’ as he came to be known on the ‘Princess II’, celebrates his birthday 70 kms out to sea off the coast of South Australia. The location is Nth Neptune Island and at the age of 28 Jason is now fulfilling a boyhood dream. At the impressionable age of 15 Jason had a sketch of a great white shark, one that he drew himself, tattooed to the side of his calf muscle and vowed that one day he would see the ‘real deal’ in the flesh.

Fiji Bull Sharks

2012-03-01 21:02:16
Malcolm Nobbs

Sharks are undoubtedly under attack throughout the world’s oceans but in one part of our globe at least, the trend is being reversed. In Shark Reef Marine Reserve, Fiji the bull shark population is increasing - rapidly. This world famous shark feeding location has encouraged the local population to protect sharks for their own financial well good and bull sharks in particular are thriving in this now shark saf