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New study on whether seismic testing has damaged Bass Strait fishery

New study on whether seismic testing has damaged Bass Strait fishery.


Bass Strait fishermen blaming falling scallop yields on seismic testing, but the allegation is rejected by resources companies.(Charlie McKillop)

Scallop fishermen believe a new study will prove that seismic testing by oil and gas exploration companies in Bass Strait is responsible for the deaths of marine life.

The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies will carry out the research, which will concentrate on the effects of seismic activity on scallops and rock lobsters.

CEO of the Tasmanian Scallop Fishermen’s Association Bob Lister believes testing in 2010 killed around 24,000 tonnes of scallops, and the industry is still suffering with a poor scallop season this year in Bass Strait..

“Something like 200 tonnes of scallops has been harvested to date, but that’s a very small quantity given the very large area that we’re looking into,” he said.

“Again, we believe it’s the impact of seismic causing deaths to mature scallops, growing scallops and probably the larvae of scallops that have caused that season to be very poor.”


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What have I swallowed with my food

I am searching through this harvest advice to see if the burr like irritant I am passing was in my breaky cereal?

Click to access 9%20Harvesting.pdf

Page 9:18  may show it is a  type of clover..

Was my cerial 1/2 price because of too many foreign seeds?

Small foreign seed 1% Charlock (Sinapis arvensis), Ball clover (Trifolium glomeratum), Fat hen
by weight or volume (Chenopodium album), Fescue (Festuca spp), Hares Ear (Conringia orientalis),
Hedge mustard (Sisymbrium officinale), Horehound (Marrubium vulgare), Knotweed
(Polygonum aviculare), Lesser Canary grass (Phalaris minor), lettuce (Latuca spp),
Lucerne seeds (Medicago sativa), Maltese Cockspur (Centaurea melitensis), Medic
seeds (Medicago spp), Milk thistle seeds (Sonchus oleaceus), Amsinckia (Amsinckia
spp), Australian Phalaris (Phalaris aquatica), Bladder Soapwort (Vaccaria hispanica),
Yellow Burr Weed (Amsinckia spp), Wild Canary Grass (Phalaris canariensis), Canola
or rapeseed (Brassica rapa), Slender Celery (Apium leptophyllum), Dock (Rumex
spp), Mustard (Sisymbrium spp), Indian Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium orientale),
Paradoxa Grass seed (Phalaris paradoxa), Pepper Cress (Lepidium spp), Ryegrass
(Lolium spp), Wild Sage (Salvia verbenaca), Salt Bush (Atriplex muelleri), Sorrell
(Rumex acetosella), Sow Thistle (Sonchus spp), Mediterranean or Wild turnip
(Brassica tournefortii), Urochloa Grass (Urochloa panicoides), Verbena (Verbena spp),
Wild Radish seeds (Raphanus raphanistrum), Wire Weed (Polygonom aviculare),
Sheep Weed (or white ironweed or corn gromwell or stone weed) seeds
(Lithospernum arvensis), Marshmallow