AFLOAT Daily News

World Fisheries Day - Celebrate or Commiserate?  21-Nov-2009
This Saturday 21st November is World Fisheries Day, celebrated around the world to highlight the importance of global fisheries. But Australia's leading marine conservation group questions whether we should be celebrating or commiserating this Saturday.

Japanese whaling fleet sails again  20-Nov-2009
The Japanese whaling fleet left port in Innoshima November 19 en route to Antarctica with over 1000 whales in its sight.

Skippers Need to Show Lights at Night  20-Nov-2009
NSW Maritime checked almost 800 boats during operation Lights On last weekend, according to General Manager Recreational Boating Brett Moore.

Groupama 3 - Repairs in Cape Town  19-Nov-2009
After having envisaged making directly for the technical base in Lorient, Franck Cammas and his crew have decided to make for South Africa to carry out repairs under good conditions.

Coral Sea – No Consultation and No Debate. Now What?  19-Nov-2009
Marine Queensland has expressed dismay at the Government response to Senator Boswell’s disallowance motion on the Coral Sea Conservation Zone in the Senate yesterday evening.

Ensign Yachts celebrates new partnership with Beneteau  19-Nov-2009
Gold Coast’s Ensign Yachts takes great pleasure in announcing that they have been newly appointed as the Beneteau Yacht dealers for Queensland. Having significant experience with various yachts over many years, the leading new Queensland team all share the same view that Beneteau Yachts are a ‘force to be reckoned with’.

Harbour Dive Services Art Project  19-Nov-2009
Harbour Dive Services were recently employed in placing an art installation for Sculpture by the Sea art exhibition at Bondi. The art piece was placed just offshore in around 3 metres of water.

Coral Sea Conservation Zone - Senate Support Welcomed  18-Nov-2009
Conservation groups today welcomed the Senate's support for the Federal Government's Coral Sea conservation zone. This support now gives a green light for assessing whether the Coral Sea should be protected as a marine park.

Labor’s ‘Green War On Fishing’ Claims The Coral Sea  18-Nov-2009
The Nationals Senator Ron Boswell said that the Labor government has declared a green war on fishing with their successful declaration of Coral Sea Conservation Zone.
“With the vote tied at 31 to 31 on the disallowance, the motion was defeated meaning the proclamation of the Coral Sea Conservation Zone will stand,” Senator Boswell said.

Jules Verne Trophy - Explanations from Franck Cammas  18-Nov-2009
Over the past 24 hours, the crew of Groupama 3 has been working together to contain the damage suffered around the beam bulkhead. The maxi trimaran has also had to let the Brazilian low pass over the top of her, which created strong winds last night… Franck Cammas looks back at the past few hours in the middle of the Southern Atlantic.


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