Getting netting rules right in the north of Australia

If you enjoy fishing and use fish netting in Australia, you might want to read the rules put out by the local government:

Small fish species used for bait can be caught with a throw net in the Pilbara/Kimberley, but you require a recreational net fishing licence.

Some fishers who holiday in the north at this time of year use local species, such as bony bream and greenback mullet, as bait when fishing for barramundi, mangrove jack or fingermark, so it’s important to know how many of these fish you can legally take for bait.

Netting a living (and cleaner seas)

MANILA, Approach Guindacpan island in the Philippines by boat, and it looks like yet another tropical paradise. Closer to shore, however, the idyllic scene is decidedly tarnished.