Topic: Illegal fishing
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.