News

Still no pipis at Sth Ballina

SOUTH Ballina Beach will remain closed to commercial pipi harvesting, despite other beaches in the state being reopened from tomorrow, Friday, June 1.

The Department of Primary Industries put a six-month moratorium on commercial pipi harvesting in December last year in response to concerns about a decline in pipi stocks.

Executive director of Fisheries, Geoff Allan, said recent surveys indicated there has been a recovery in pipi numbers on most NSW beaches.

But concerns remain about pipi populations on South Ballina and Stockton beaches.

Dr Allan said those beaches would continue to be closed to commercial harvesting while they were monitored.

New management measures for all commercial fishers authorised to harvest pipis will also be implemented.

 "A new minimum size limit of 45 millimetres will apply, as well as a new limit restricting the daily take to 40 kilograms," Dr Allan said.

Arrangements for recreational fishers will remain unchanged, with a maximum of 50 pipis permitted to be collected for bait purposes only and within 50 metres of the high tide mark.

Topics:  dpi south ballina



Slaughterhouse nightmare: father's throat slashed with saw

Casino man Adam Paget needed critical transport to hospital by the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter after cutting his throat with a butcher's saw.

'They didn't think he'd be able to talk, but he can, he just croaks'

CWA treats sell like hot cakes

Baked goods made by members across the Northern Rivers sold like hot cakes at the NSW Country omen's Association annual market at Kingscliff.

Over $2000 was raised by the CWA at their annual sale

Police send warning after yet another mountain rescue

Police in operation Unite. Police hat.
Photo: Rob Wright / The Coffs Coast Advocate

Meanwhile, a surfer had his board stolen after leaving it in bushes.

Local Partners

Missing swimmer: Police say no missing persons reported

TWEED/Byron Local Area Command Police are continuing to work with NSW Surf Life Saving after a swimmer was seen in distress yesterday afternoon.


Celebrate our native Aussies on January 26

Davidsons plums are one of the foods native to our region. Made into a dipping sauce or marinade, they're perfect for an Australia Day barbecue. PHOTO: KATE O'NEILL

Spice up your Australia Day celebration with some local bush tucker

What's fresh at your local farmers' market

Chillies should be available at your local farmers' market. PHOTO: KATE O'NEILL

Chillies, figs, finger limes, eggplants are ripe for the eating

'More sick people will be jailed': Confusion over medical cannabis

There is ongoing confusion about the legalities surrounding medical cannabis.

Is it legal? Where can you get it? What are your rights?

How Adam Brand’s Nashville dream fell apart

Country music singer Adam Brand talks about how heartbreak stopped him chasing his Nashville dream.

SINGER reveals how heartbreak stopped him from chasing his dream.

What's on the small screen this week

Grant Denyer will host Channel 10's Australia Day concert from the Sydney Opera House.

STAR-studded Australia Day celebrations and fascinating docos.

Jennifer Aniston wants to return to TV

Jennifer Aniston is desperate to make a return to TV

Madonna hopes for election unity

Madonna hopes Donald Trump's election will "bring people together"

JK Rowling rules out Cursed Child trilogy

JK Rowling has ruled out a 'Cursed Child' movie trilogy

Buckley's chance in psychological thriller

James McAvoy and Betty Buckley in a scene from the movie Split.

Broadway veteran back on big screen with James McAvoy

Agents desperate for stock as homebuyers circle region

Coorabell houses had a whopping median sale price of $1.4 million.

Lower price ranges stand out as Coffs property best sellers

7 quirky Airbnb homes on the Northern Rivers

Broken Head Bodhi Treehouse

Stay in a shipping container or treehouse for your next holiday

Controversial Iron Gates development renamed

Raine and Horne

Peaceful, pristine and perfect is the new motto for Iron Gates

'That’s the nature of commercial reality': Lismore council

GAME CHANGER: The $13 million proposal by Quest proposal is for a three-storey complex featuring 41 serviced apartments, 53 on-site carparks, 24-hour on-site management, a gymnasium and modern guest facilities.

"It's a shame the development is no longer on the table"

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!