Westernport – a wildlife wonderland at risk

PARK WATCH September 2020 | No one wants Westernport Bay to be turned into an artificial swimming pool, explains campaigner Shannon Hurley. Our beautiful and beloved Westernport Bay likely brings...
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Getting crabbier

PARK WATCH September 2020 | The spectacular annual Spider Crab aggregation event may have all but been and gone for this year, but that does not mean the campaign to #SaveOurSpidercrabs is over, says...
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Community getting crabby: bag limit proposal maintains crab carnage

MEDIA RELEASE 23 September 2020 | Spider crab advocates oppose a reduced bag limit for Australian Giant Spider Crabs, proposed by the Victorian Fisheries Authority, reducing the permitted daily...
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Talking Crab

Here’s a crab bag of interesting facts about spider crabs.  We’ve compiled answers to questions you always wanted to know and more. Thanks to Dr Gary Poore (Museums Victoria) and our...
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Give spider crabs a no-take break in moulting season

Every year thousands of Australian Giant Spider Crabs, in the largest-known crab migration on the planet, march into the shallows of Port Phillip Bay to moult and seek safety in numbers. But in...
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Too sensitive and precious to risk

PARK WATCH June 2020 | Our Nature Conservation Campaigner Shannon Hurley rallies the community to speak out against the industrialisation of Westernport Bay. For the past couple of years, AGL’s...
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March of the Spider Crabs

PARK WATCH June 2020 | AJ Morton, scuba divingusiness owner of Dive2U, and Shannon Hurley, Victorian National Parks Association, reveal how one of Victoria’s greatest underwater spectacles could...
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A blue print for our blue commons

PARK WATCH September 2019 | VNPA’s Nature Conservation Campaigner Shannon Hurley gives an overview of Victoria’s ongoing marine and coastal reforms. Our seas and shores support all life, and...
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What (and where) is the Great Southern Reef?

PARK WATCH September 2019 | ReefWatch Project Officer Nicole Mertens takes us for a dive with a temperate twist. Our other reef There is no denying the cultural, environmental and economic benefits...
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