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Oil or pollution spill: who do you call?

05 Dec 2013
As the weather warms and more people take to the water in their boats, they are reminded to be aware of what they need to do and who they need to call if they see an oil or pollution spill on any of the State’s waters.
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Aerial shark patrols begin

02 Dec 2013
Aerial shark patrols have begun early this year because of forecast high temperatures and the expected increase in beach visits.
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Metropolitan shark fishing restrictions to stay

27 Nov 2013
Temporary measures introduced last year to restrict shark fishing along the metropolitan coastline will be made permanent.
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5k fine for illegal whiting

20 Nov 2013
Recreational fishers are reminded to brush up on fishing rules following the conviction of two men for being over the bag limit and taking undersize King George Whiting. 
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Carpenter Rocks boating tragedy survivor urges people to wear lifejackets

18 Nov 2013
A man has died after the boat he was in capsized at Carpenter Rocks near Port MacDonnell on Sunday 17 November. The incident is an unfortunate reminder about how deadly the sea can be.
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Be alert for kayakers

15 Nov 2013
Operators of motorised vessels are reminded to be alert with an increasing number of kayaks and canoes expected on SA waters as the weather warms, particularly inland waters and the upper Spencer Gulf regions.
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000 call saves tossed kayaker

15 Nov 2013
An incident in the freezing waters off Tasmania’s coastline shows the care kayakers must take and how preparation can literally be the difference between life and death.
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Reminder: maintaining stability on the water

13 Nov 2013
Maintaining a stable boat on the water is vital for the safety of passengers.
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Download GPS coordinates for marine parks

06 Nov 2013
You can now download marine park sanctuary and restricted access zone coordinates for most popular GPS units from the website www.environment.sa.gov.au/marineparks/zones
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Beware - diver below

06 Nov 2013
An increase in the number of recreational vessels operating in close proximity to divers in South Australian waters is raising significant concerns for safety.
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