Fights are breaking out over fish supplies as demand grows in developing countries and larger countries use military force to protect dwindling resources.
The Thunder, the world's most notorious poaching ship, raked in millions in illegal profits. Its round-the-world bid to evade capture made history — and exposed a murky web of crime and corruption on land.
Australia's commitment to the Great Barrier reef is well known, but ocean health goes beyond the preservation of this famous marine ecosystem. As a wealthy island nation, with the third largest marine jurisdiction on earth, we are in a unique position to help, write Mellissa Wood and Elwyn Grainger-Jones.
Excessive fishing has caused stocks of large Australian fish — like bream and snapper — to decline by 30 per cent, according to new research, but the authority managing the nation's fisheries has slammed the study as flawed.
The Torres Strait is home to the most stable and robust population of dugong on the planet, but there are concerns their numbers could decline because of illegal poaching.
Australia's seafood production is sustainable and increasing in value, but most of what we eat is imported from unsustainable and often illegal fisheries.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tells a gathering of Pacific leaders he is delivering on his promise to "step up" Australia's engagement within the region.
Nauru’s President Baron Waqa indicates an $8000 visa fee for journalists will be waived when his country hosts the Pacific Islands Forum next year.