One local is making the point that Byron Shires pot holes are something to behold and finding new and innovative ways to make use of them.
Help the local fish habitat by catching and eating the invasive tilapia, an exotic fish species from Africa, that have been described as the cane toads of Australian waterways as they out compete native fish for habitat and food.
If you are aged 8–14 years old you can get involved in the Fishcare workshops at Ballina and Kingscliff and learn about safe fishing and how to fish sustainably.
The old bloke pulls in yet another fish, yanks the hook from its jaw, and throws the thrashing animal back into the estuary. The bloke doesn't smile. His face is a red puddle of grump dominated by a nose swollen with sun damage.
Over 300,000 turtles and seabirds are hooked and die unnecessarily every year, a direct result of trying to eat long-line tuna fishing baits, but that may be about to become a thing of the past. And it is all down... Read More →
I'm impressed that there are some kids fishing just upriver from me. I would have thought the ever-shortening attention span that contemporary culture cultivates would have made fishing a most unattractive option for a kid on school holidays.
Australians will be able to make better seafood choices with yesterday’s launch of the Australian Marine Conservation Society’s comprehensive guide to sustainable seafood.
There is plenty of fish about and the beautiful weather means fisher folk are having a ball.
The killing of a large estuary cod earlier this year in Shaws Bay has prompted Ballina resident Jan Brady to call for the bay made into a fishing free zone.
Byron Bay joined communities along the Australian coast to send a message to the state government opposing plans to expose marine parks to recreational fishing on Saturday.
Australian Seabird Rescue (ASR) has hit back at claims that recreational fishing in marine parks has ‘little impact’ on marine life, calling it an ‘insult’ to its founder.