Australian DoD, Department of Fisheries WA to Monitor, Manage Marine Pests in WA Waters

first_img View post tag: Defense Share this article View post tag: DoD View post tag: waters Australian DoD, Department of Fisheries WA to Monitor, Manage Marine Pests in WA Waters View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence The Australian Department of Defence has joined forces with the Department of Fisheries WA to monitor and manage marine pests in Western Australian waters.The Defence Support Group (DSG), the Royal Australian Navy and the Department of Fisheries specialist Marine Biosecurity Research and Monitoring Group has worked together to develop and manage a marine pest monitoring program around Garden Island.As part of the program, Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers have taken part in marine pest surveys in waters surrounding HMAS Stirling, which involved collecting samples by scraping mussel fouling off pylons, from a prescribed depth. On the surface, the research group then sort through the fouling looking for the pest mussel.The surveys are designed to ensure the early detection of marine pest incursions, vastly improving the chances of eradicating any pests that are found.While the Asian Green Mussel has been a pest targeted by the program, this particular pest has not been found in the vicinity of Garden Island to date.Navy, DSG and the Department of Fisheries WA intend to continue their vigilance to keep the marine area surrounding Garden Island free from marine and environmental pests.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 25, 2013; Image: Australian Navy February 25, 2013 View post tag: Monitor View post tag: Australian View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian DoD, Department of Fisheries WA to Monitor, Manage Marine Pests in WA Waters View post tag: marine View post tag: manage View post tag: Department View post tag: Navy View post tag: Pests View post tag: WA Industry news View post tag: Fisherieslast_img read more

Malaysia’s king summons Mahathir amid showdown with Anwar for PM

first_imgMalaysia’s king summoned Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday, as the country waits for an end to the political chaos caused by his shock resignation as prime minister amid an intense power struggle.Decades-old political rivals Mahathir, 94, and Anwar Ibrahim, 72, have both sought the prime minister’s job, leaving the king to decide who governs the country next or whether fresh elections should be called.Mahathir, who agreed to act as interim prime minister after resigning earlier this week amid political maneuvering between his coalition and the opposition, on Wednesday proposed a unified administration without political party allegiances. A spokesman for Mahathir’s office said Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah had called him for a meeting at 11 a.m. The spokesman did not know why.The king has met all the 222 elected members of parliament over two days in a bid to end the crisis, which comes as Malaysia faces a flagging economy and the impact of the new coronavirus.The resignation of Mahathir broke apart a coalition with Anwar that had scored a surprise election victory in 2018, and was not part of a pre-election promise that Mahathir would eventually cede power to Anwar.Anwar said on Wednesday he was opposed to forming a “backdoor government” and that three parties from the former Pakatan Harapan ruling coalition had proposed his name to the king as candidate for prime minister.”We wait for the decision of the king,” he told a news conference.  Topics :last_img read more

Bowling For Friends to Take Place on January 19th

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena- Bowling For Friends will kick off on January 19th.Teams of four are encouraged to sign up. All proceeds from registration will directly benefit the nonprofit Friends Together, an organization that helps those with cancer. Folks will receive pizza, bowling shoes, beverages, and even have a chance to win door prizes. Space is limited to 24 teams of four. You can grab registration forms at Thunder Bay Lanes or over at Friends Together. The event kicks off at 6:00pm.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Northern Lights Arena Celebrating 15 Years on SaturdayNext Christmas Climatelast_img