Australia’s responsibility to ocean health doesn’t end with the Great Barrier Reef

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.

‘Wake-up call’ for Australia as some fish stocks decline by a third, study finds

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.