In April, Japanese outboard motor manufacturer Suzuki slashed the prices of a range of its products.
The price cut, up to about $2000 on its 40 to 90 horsepower motors, was designed to help the company, which is one of the biggest suppliers of outboards in Australia, handle competition from its riv
THE often divided recreational and commercial fishing sectors have united in anger over plans to declare most of the Coral Sea a marine reserve.
Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has announced details of what would be the world's largest marine no-go zone.
THE Coalition has promised to review the world's largest single marine reserve off the Queensland coast and warned it would cost Labor seats at the next election.
The government's plan double Australia's marine parks was 'deeply determined' by the offshore oil and gas interests, say the Greens.
Photo: Chris Smyth from the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) says the network could go further. (GBR National Park Authority: Reuters) External Link: Battle of the Coral Sea (Landline)
Queensland conservationists and fishermen are at odds over today's announcement of a vast new network of m
COMMERCIAL fishermen could be up for hundreds of millions in compensation if approval is given for the Federal Government to make more than a third of the ocean surrounding Australia the largest marine park in the world.
QUEENSLAND Premier Campbell Newman wants to see the details of the Federal Government's plan for marine reserves before he responds to the proposal.
THE Federal Governments final blueprint for the worlds biggest marine park, off the north Queensland coast, has left fishers devastated.
This strong, light weight fibreglass composite fishing rig is taking on the alloy tinnies.
MAX BALL'S family gave him the strength to stay afloat.
"I just kept thinking of my little girl and my missus," Mr Ball said.
"My apprenticeship had just started - I had plenty of things to come home to.
Sailing adventurer, 2011 Young Australian of the Year and certainly Australia's most famous teenager Jessica Watson lives on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
A bulk carrier that was drifting in the Coral Sea off far north Queensland is being towed to port in Townsville.
The Hong Kong registered carrier, ID Integrity, broke down on Friday about 175 nautical miles north-east of Cairns.
A LARGE motoryacht has been rescued off the coast of Port Macquarie.
Marine Rescue Port Macquarie has this afternoon responded to a call for help from the owner of a 19-metre Manhattan Sunseeker motorboat.
QUEENSLAND'S largest ever recreational fishing survey has revealed about 700,000 of us go fishing, crabbing or prawning.
An enormously popular sport, 17% Queenslanders regularly cast a line.
Today the Brisbane magistrates court supported the efforts of Gladstone local Mark Discoll in his stand defending the destructive dredging of the Gladstone Harbour in the Great Barrier Reef.
NORTH Queensland fishermen and boat operators have been reminded of their legal limitations at sea, following the hefty fines of two fishermen.
One commercial fisherman was fined $1500 after he was caught near Orpheus Island with six boxes of illegal fish species.
Gold Coast Australia, one of the ten teams competing in Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race has completed their transit thought the largest man-made canal in the world, the Panama Canal.
A new study has shown more than 700,000 Queenslanders are keen fishers, with Mackay in the state's north having the highest participation rate.
Fisheries Queensland figures show 17 per cent of the state's population fish.
Pending her progress on Channel 7’s Dancing with the Stars, Jessica will be cheering the boats from the Sunshine Coast Yacht Club.
A local Sunshine Coast resident and ambassador for Queensland’s Season of Sailing Jessica has a soft spot for the race saying, “The Etchells race is one of the bigge
hile the local media headlines are filled with the debate about the benefits and pitfalls of a cruise terminal and investment in marine infrastructure on the Gold Coast, the city’s new Mayor, Tom Tate is standing by his commitment to build a $30 million cruise ship terminal at The Spit by 2014 – des