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What’s Not Important to Murray River Modellers

I stayed in a house by the Murray River just upstream from Barham in the Central Murray Valley in November 2007.  Every morning I drank a large glass of water from the kitchen tap; water that had been pumped straight from the river.   The water tasted fine, and I didn’t get sick.    In the afternoon, […]

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New Marine Data Website

THERE is now a website where, at least theoretically, anyone can download near-real time data on ocean temperatures, salinity and currents for the Australian marine environment.    The Australian government contributed $52 million to the development of the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) developed by the University of Tasmania with support from CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric […]

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American Activists Target Australian Fishers

A VERY large American philanthropic organisation based in Philadelphia, PEW, has a few projects on at the moment.  In Washington DC it’s renovating and refurbishing a building in what it describes as “the heart of the nation’s capital”.  According to its website seven floors will be for its staff and three floors for other NGOs (non-government, non-business […]

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Shark Numbers and Shark Attacks

THERE have been three shark attacks in Sydney waters over the last three weeks, but there is no agreement as to whether shark numbers are on the increase – or not. According to NSW Deputy Premier, Carmel Tebbuts, there is no evidence of increased shark numbers in NSW but Ms Tebbuts does admit cleaner waterways […]

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Climate Change and the Commercial Fishery (Again)

I posted a graph from L.B. Klyashtorin via Walter Starck on May 4, 2008, with comment from Walter that “I have never seen a more succint and telling argument to refute carbon dioxide government climate change”. The graph though was not of the highest quality, and so Louis Hissink has had it redrawn: The original […]

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Climate Change and the Commercial Fishery: A Note from Walter Starck

I have never seen a more succinct and telling argument to refute carbon dioxide governed climate change than the following graph from a study by L.B. Klyashtorin pubished as a technical paper by the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organisation. from http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/005/Y2787E/y2787e1l.gif The study entitled ‘Climate change and long term fluctuations of commercial catches: possibilities […]

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Fish Productivity and Climate Change: New book by Klyashtorin and Lyubushin

‘In Cyclic Climate Changes and Fish Productivity’ L.B. Klyashtorin and A. A. Lyubushin consider the relationships between climate changes and the productivity of ocean ecosystems. Analyses of climate index fluctuations and populations of major commercial fish species for the last 1500 years allowed the authors to characterize the 50-70 year climate fluctuations and fish production […]

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Certified Tasmanian Seafood or Not: A Note from Jane Rankin-Reid

“Fishermen are worried a certification row will confuse consumers, says Jane Rankin-Reid in Saturday’s Mercury newspaper. Fishermen are unhappy with radio advertisements sponsored by the Marine Stewardship Council promoting their March 2nd “Sustainable Seafood Day”. “Buy only sustainable seafood products branded with the MSC gold label”, the advertisement urges listeners. “We haven’t been advised of […]

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