Topic: Illegal fishing

Navy recovers fishing net from reef

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABCIS Peta Binns (photographer)

A fifty metre ghost net, recovered from a reef by HMAS Wollongong, is offloaded alongside in Cairns. (photo: ABCIS Peta Binns)

A fifty metre ghost net, recovered from a reef by HMAS Wollongong, is offloaded alongside in Cairns.

Ghost netting is a menace to both marine life and shipping so when the crew of the Royal Australian Navy Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Wollongong got the call to check out a sighting, they didn’t hesitate.

Role of advisers key to success in the region

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Honiara-based Forum Fisheries Agency Surveillance Operations Officer Commander Gavin Baker and Federated States of Melanesia-based Technical Adviser Chief Petty Officer Chris O'Keefe were among Navy members based across the Pacific who attended a five-day conference in Canberra from 21-25 November 2016. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Honiara-based Forum Fisheries Agency Surveillance Operations Officer Commander Gavin Baker and Federated States of Melanesia-based Technical Adviser Chief Petty Officer Chris O'Keefe were among Navy members based across the Pacific who attended a five-day conference in Canberra from 21-25 November 2016.

Junior officers and Chief Petty Officers looking for a rewarding challenge are encouraged to consider a role as a Technical Adviser or Maritime Surveillance Adviser in the Pacific.

Fisheries patrols build relationships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Wollongong, Lieutenant Mark Doggett is greeted by traditional Balinese dancers on the wharf after the ship entered Benoa Harbour. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Executive Officer HMAS Wollongong, Lieutenant Mark Doggett is greeted by traditional Balinese dancers on the wharf after the ship entered Benoa Harbour.

Ships and aircraft from the Australian Defence Force and the Indonesian Armed Forces engaged recently for the fifth Australian-Indonesian Coordinated Patrol of fisheries on the respective sides of the boundary of the two nations’ Exclusive Economic Zones

Australia and Indonesia combine to detect, deter and prosecute illegal fishing

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Wollongong send their boarding party team to investigate a vessel for possible breaches of Australian laws. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Wollongong send their boarding party team to investigate a vessel for possible breaches of Australian laws.

Defence units from Australia and Indonesia recently united to patrol fisheries located between the two nations to ensure that lawful practices were being used in the nation's respective exclusive economic zones.

Policing foreign fishing in Australian waters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS James Whittle (photographer), ABCIS Bree-Ann Garner (photographer)

HMAS Launceston enters HMAS Coonawarra basin after a successful interception of a Foreign Fishing Vessel in Australian waters. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Launceston enters HMAS Coonawarra basin after a successful interception of a Foreign Fishing Vessel in Australian waters.

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority and the Royal Australian Navy recently conducted a joint operation - Operation GRAB III - to target foreign fishing in Australian waters.

Illegal foreign fishing vessels intercepted

Published on by Australian Fisheries Management Authority and Royal Australian Navy Australian Customs and Border Pr Service (author)

Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Launceston conducts a fisheries boarding of one of the fishing vessels. (photo: )

Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Launceston conducts a fisheries boarding of one of the fishing vessels.

HMA Ships Launceston and Glenelg have played an important role in the apprehension of four foreign fishing vessels operating in Australian waters, approximately 180 nautical miles north west of Darwin. 

Illegal fishing boats intercepted in joint operation

Published on by Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (author and photographer)

The boarding party from HMAS Wollongong towing one of the illegal fishing boats. Image courtesy of Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. (photo: Australian Customs and Border Protection Service)

The boarding party from HMAS Wollongong towing one of the illegal fishing boats. Image courtesy of Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.

A joint agency operation targeting illegal foreign fishing in the Torres Strait has led to the apprehension of seven illegal foreign fishing boats from Papua New Guinea and the return of almost one tonne of live sea cucumbers to Warrior Reef.