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Australia’s marine parks hang in the balance

Australia’s marine parks hang in the balance

The government's upcoming decision whether to maintain the sanctity of 44 Australian marine parks will dictate more than just the fate of a fragile ecosystem, it will impact the viability of the industries that rely on them.

Between the devil and the deep blue sea: NZ’s ocean is key to its survival

Between the devil and the deep blue sea: NZ’s ocean is key to its survival

New Zealand is in big trouble, but it does not have to be. Kiwi columnist and broadcaster Rod Oram writes in GriffithREVIEW that the keys to New Zealand's salvation lie just outside its land, with a vast ocean of possibility.

Does Burke’s marine protection zone get the balance right?

Does Burke’s marine protection zone get the balance right?

Australia will have the largest system of marine reserves in the world under a new policy announced by Environment Minister Tony Burke. Andrew Macintosh asks whether that's a good thing.

Can you protect the environment while drilling for oil and gas?

Can you protect the environment while drilling for oil and gas?

It seems that the idea of what MPAs are meant to protect the marine environment from has reversed since the declaration of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, writes Crikey natulralist Lionel Eelmore.

Will Tony Burke deliver on marine protected areas?

Will Tony Burke deliver on marine protected areas?

Australia in the midst of deciding the level of protection to be applied to a large section of our coastline and offshore areas. Will we use this critical time wisely? asks Dr Margi Prideaux.

Will Timor Sea oil slick be curtains for bluefin tuna?

Will Timor Sea oil slick be curtains for bluefin tuna?

The already-devastated Southern bluefin tuna population could be sunk for good by the recent Montara oil spill.

Pollution-detecting robot fish released

Pollution-detecting robot fish released

A school of pollution-detecting robotic fish are set to be released off the northern Spanish port of Gijon in a trial next year.

How bureaucrats privatised fish by stealth

How bureaucrats privatised fish by stealth

Despite the world's third largest fishing zone AFMA will not let Australians catch their own fish, writes Lionel Elmore .

So you want to eat fresh-caught Australian fish?

So you want to eat fresh-caught Australian fish?

Getting fresh caught fish in Australia is not as hard as it seems. You just have to get past the bureaucrats, writes Lionel Elmore.