Rays killed despite anti-cruelty laws

DIVERS are continuing to uncover acts of cruelty to fish caught from piers in Port Phillip and Western Port. The killing of a “resident” smooth ray on Rye pier on 2 April resulted in a 25,000-signatu...

Cruel end for ‘puppies’ of the sea

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to stop the mostly hidden killing and maiming of a group of fish known as smooth rays. The rays are rarely sought after for food but are often killed so they won’t waste ...

Hastings the most costly port option

THE latest “discussion paper” released by Infrastructure Victoria estimates building a container port at Hastings will cost more than double that of developing a new port at Bay West, inside Port Phi...

Disabled set surfing numbers record

THE Disabled Surfers’ Association Mornington Peninsula branch set a new record in the number of participants at one of its surfing events. With 163 taking to the surf at Point Leo on Saturday 4 March...

Crisis for Biosphere

WITHOUT an urgent injection of funds the Western Port Biosphere could collapse within two months. Dire financial circumstances being faced by the biosphere were outlined last week at an extraordinary...

Ship on way for hydrogen export

WHILE politicians and environmentalists are on a collision course over plans to build a coal gasification plant at Hastings, Kawasaki Heavy Industries is already building a test vessel to carry lique...