ASMEX networking, BIA 'good boating ahead', commercial fishing reform

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 04 Dec 2012
 
 

ASMEX networking, BIA 'good boating ahead', commercial fishing reform

El Nino explained  .. ©

Hope wherever you are there's a cool breeze, AC or liquid of some description to cool you down! On the east coast of Australia, temps are hitting the mid-30s and in some places, into the 40s, leading to mass ablutions at beaches, pools and lakes.

Heading to the Broadwater for the breeze and libations  Jeni Bone


What a great way to start the summer, bush fire dangers aside, as industry pundits give a cheer for El Niño and its ability to inspire people to buy or use their boats - good business all round!

According to BOM, the term El Niño refers to 'the extensive warming of the central and eastern Pacific that leads to a major shift in weather patterns across the Pacific. In Australia (particularly eastern Australia), El Niño events are associated with an increased probability of drier conditions'. Sounds like fair weather to drive a positive summer.

ASMEX 2012 Networking  AIMEX ©


This week, there's a fresh batch of boating, fishing, yachting and industry news from the region and the world, starting with an update on the speakers and additional benefits of registering to attend ASMEX 2013 in May next year, as well as a preview of the Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle + 4X4 Expo which hits Brissie in March. Exhibitor interest is high as people rush to secure space for Australia's largest outdoor show.

Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show  Marine Queensland


Ironically, the same week that John West resolved to only source tuna from fishing practices that are scientifically proven sustainable, and reject techniques such as the use of FAD-associated purse seine nets, commencing 2015, so too did the NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson propose a raft of reforms for that state's commercial fishing industry, citing the benefits for 'the long-term viability and sustainability of the State's fisheries resources'.

Central to the changes are an initial fee increase from July 2013, moving towards fees based on resource access. Following on from the commercial fishing/prawning story we ran last week, please spare some time to read the updated piece and opinions from the Batemans Bay fishing community, those who believe they will be hardest hit by this rationalisation.

Loads of products and boats launched this week, plenty more to come and some important features in the pipeline. We won't stop for Christmas, perhaps just for pudding, but the news will keep flowing so stay in touch.

Grab a G&T or other such refreshment, pause and catch up with latest marine news from all over this blue planet.

Happy boating this week, and over this long, hot summer!

Bush fires and boating - realities of a long, hot summer  .. ©


Jeni Bone, editor



BIA NSW innovating in 2013
Jeni Bone,
Placing its faith and its fortunes in the hands of the weather, helped along by investment innovative marketing, events and initiatives, the BIA of NSW is looking forward to a 'reasonable summer' to drive boating.... [more]
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Windcraft acquires major share holding in Yoti
Deb Jeffreys,
In a bold industry move, the Windcraft Group of companies has acquired the majority share holding in the boutique yacht brokerage Yoti.... [more]
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ASMEX 2013 to prove invaluable for generating business
AIMEX/Superyacht Australia,
As speaker profiling grows and delegate registrations are received so do the opportunities to network with like-minded business decision makers throughout the two day ASMEX conference and social programme.... [more]
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Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show and 4x4 - exhibitors racing to book!
Media & Communication Services,
Exhibitors are rushing to lock in space for Australia's biggest outdoor expo, the 2013 Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show and National 4x4 & Outdoors Show, to ensure their opportunity to showcase the latest and greatest in outdoor and leisure equipment.... [more]
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Solaris ONE 42, the 'new standard' in ORC cruiser-racers
eyachts,
eyachts, the Australian importer for the Italian built Solaris, introduces the new Solaris ONE 42 to its line of luxury sailing yachts.... [more]
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How Australians got John West to change its tuna
Greenpeace,
It took bike-riding sharks, spoof slasher videos, giant tuna cans on roofs and 20,000 of you taking action, but we've had a breakthrough. After six weeks of sustained action (and three years of conversation), John West has agreed to end destructive fishing methods that needlessly kill sharks, rays, baby tuna and turtles.... [more]
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Marine 13 expects world class presenters to energise businesses
Marine 13,
The forthcoming Marine 13 International Conference and Exhibition will not only be a showcase of the finest products in the maritime and sailing worlds, but also a hub for business ideas as enterprises look to further build momentum by taking notes the strategies and philosophy of some of the top notch executives in the industry.... [more]
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Death of a town - Marine Parks place tourism and business in jeopardy
Jeni Bone,
Esmay Hropic is the face of marine parks' impact on our commercial fishing and prawning industry. Her entire town, Batemans Bay on the NSW south coast, is in crisis – and that's not too extreme a word for it.... [more]
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Launch of first Monte Fino 85 ecHo
Kha Shing Enterprise Co. Ltd.,
The first Monte Fino 85 ecHo has successfully completed its sea trail. The yacht is now on its way to Europe and will be on display at the upcoming boot Duesseldorf in January of 2013.... [more]
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Above & Beyond Boating - hands-on training for all boaties
Jessamy Keily,
Sailing since childhood and most recently, benefiting from the government's NEIS initiative, Neil Driscoll is as highly qualified as he could be in training in recreational boating.... [more]
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New lifejacket campaign has cricket ticket incentive
Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay,
Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay launched a new water safety campaign to bring down the rising number of boating fatalities in NSW.... [more]
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Events Clothing monster sale this Saturday - Monday, Royal Akarana YC
Emma Hendy,
Events Clothing will be holding a Monster Sale this weekend and Monday at Royal Akarana Yacht Club, with up to 80% off some items. 10,000 items must go including Wet Weather Gear, Polo's, Jackets, Shorts, Tee's, Accessories and more available for one weekend only. Great for Christmas Presents or treat yourself... [more]
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There's a lot in a name, especially when it's Short...
John Curnow,
Ferguson's Boatshed Marina in Mosman has new operators. Martin Thompson and his team are now looking after this great and wonderfully scenic facility. All in all, this is not just about names, for those are some pretty well credentialed ones in themselves. In short, and yes that is a deliberate play on the name, it is simply fantastic to see Ryan Short Marine Services come of age... [more]
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The changing face of the Phuket King's Cup
Rob Kothe,
One often sees sports events claiming International status beyond reality, but now in its 26th year, the Phuket King's Cup organisers take so much for granted the amazing nationality mix of skippers and sailors in the fleet that it hardly rates a mention.... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: November 30, 2012 - EUR Markets quiet
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX Market Commentary: November 30, 2012 - Markets were relatively quiet with no major developments from Europe or in negotiations over the Fiscal Cliff. House Leader Boehner has commented that Obama must get serious and that there was no substantial progress. It is political posturing from leaders and no real desire to act.... [more]
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Xiamen building in-water bonded ‘warehouse' for imported boats
WOXnews.com,
Following the establishment of Wuyuan Bay Land Yacht Bonded Warehouse, Xiamen is now making plans to build China's first in-water yacht bonded warehouse at Wuyuan Bay. According to the Xiamen Road & Bridge Yachts Development Co, the Wuyuan Bay Water Yacht Bonded Warehouse is slated to start construction in December 2012... [more]
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The new generation E50 buoyancy aid from Burke Marine
Burke Marine,
A touch of European sophistication has graced Australian waters this summer with Burke Marine's release of the new generation E50, a European-style, side-entry buoyancy aid. This Level 50 buoyancy aid has been given a dynamic new look with jet black/carbon panelling and a spacious, Velcro-secured front pocket.... [more]
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Lewmar now distributing own-brand versions of AutoAnchor catalogue
Lewmar,
Lewmar is delighted to announce that it is now distributing own-brand versions of the full AutoAnchor product catalogue. Ranging from a basic panel-mounted chain counter to a full multi-station capable wireless control, all Lewmar AutoAnchor units come with full plug 'n' play wiring, making the fitting process much simpler and eliminating any chance of incorrectly connecting the power or sensor.... [more]
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NSW commercial fishing reforms 'death knell' for industry
Jeni Bone,
In a new blow to the commercial fishing industry, the New South Wales Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson has proposed a raft of new reforms for the commercial fishing industry, citing the benefits for 'the long-term viability and sustainability of the State's fisheries resources'.... [more]
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Minister for Primary Industries: Reforms for NSW commercial fishing
DPI,
Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson today announced the most significant reforms of the commercial fishing industry in NSW history.... [more]
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AMA calls on PM to engage an external negotiator for marine zones
Dean Logan AMA,
The decision late yesterday by the National Seafood Industry Alliance (NSIA) to withdraw completely from negotiations over the implementation of the Gillard Government's marine reserve network – the largest marine reserve network in the world – has been applauded by industry, communities and families.... [more]
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Discovery 57 luxury blue-water cruiser to debut at Dusseldorf 2013
Sarah Johnson,
Discovery Yachts will debut their dazzling new Discovery 57 luxury blue-water cruising yacht at Boot Dusseldorf, 19th-27th January 2013, Hall 16 stand 16D20. The superb performance and easy handling of the new Discovery 57 are the result of the classic Ron Holland hull design which ensures exhilarating and effortless sailing from the comfort of the cockpit.... [more]
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Splash & Grab – Oil theft blights gulf of Guinea
Dryad Maritime,
Dryad Maritime, the UK-based specialist in maritime intelligence, has completed an analysis of a specific type of maritime crime that poses a risk to shipping in the Gulf of Guinea, West Africa.... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: November 29, 2012 - Market windshifts
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX Market Commentary: November 29, 2012 - Markets now move depending on the way the wind is blowing in relation to the EU crises and Fiscal Cliff negotiations. Equities were lower earlier after doubts regarding the Greek solution started to emerge in the media. Commodities remain steady with the AUD 1.0475 and the KIWI 0.8233 as confidence returns and demand rises... [more]
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Marine13 Business to Business Program builds momentum
Marine13,
A compelling case is being built for marine businesses to attend Marine13 International Conference and Exhibition in Sydney according to the Boating Industries Alliance of Australia (BIAA) Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Marina Industries Association (MIA) Darren Vaux.... [more]
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Major marina training development underway in the UAE
MIA,
19 marina industry personnel from across the Middle East are currently undertaking marina training in Dubai.... [more]
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Safety bulletin for all Crewfit 290N Advanced life jacket customers
Crewsaver,
In keeping with Survitec's commitment to the highest levels of quality and safety, we are notifying the public of a safety alert for specific Crewsaver290N manufactured during date June 2011 to October 2012.... [more]
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Velsheda II up for sale
John Bonsor,
Under Instruction of the Admiralty Marshal, Federal Court of Australia we, Australian Independent Shipbrokers, are exclusively authorised to offer for sale the following vessel - Velsheda II.... [more]
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Multihull Central to showcase best catamarans in Saturday's boat show
Brent Vaughan,
Multihull Central will be showcasing an array of high-quality used sail and power catamarans from some of the world's finest brands such as Venturer, Crowther, Pajot, Fountaine, and Seawind on Saturday in Rozelle Bay, Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Lowrance unveils Elite-7 Widescreen Fishfinder and Chartplotter Models
Andrew Golden,
Lowrance, a world-leading brand in marine electronics since 1957 and GPS navigational systems since 1992 — announced today the newest addition to its Elite family of fishfinder/chartplotter products, the Elite-7 Hybrid Dual Imaging (HDI) series.... [more]
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Top marketer joins Yachting Pages
Michelle Williams,
Top marketer, Kerry O'Neill, has joined UK Bristol-based Yachting Pages, the world's leading superyacht directory, which is currently expanding its marketing team. Kerry has six years' experience working as a marketer and writer in the public, private and non-profit sectors. She also runs an award-winning blog.... [more]
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Get Up asks us to get onboard and save the Reef
Jeni Bone,
It's not often Get Up and its ideals appear on this site, but here's a great clip that all Australians should watch and digest, whether you're for or against an increase in mining in north Queensland.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2013 Accommodation options
Kristie Kaighin,
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2013? All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option.... [more]
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2013 ASMEX lineup features top names: Lu, Sorgiovanni, Busfield
Jeni Bone,
With just seven months until the third Australian Superyacht & Marine Export Conference (ASMEX) kicks off, 20 to 22 May 2013, organisers are finalising speakers and events for a program already brimming with top names and some of the industry's most influential proponents.... [more]
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