A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln
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A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln
A look at life in the South Australian city of Port Lincoln through the use of various local news resources.
Curated by Krzysztof Krol
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Super trawler bad for image

Super trawler bad for image | A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln | Scoop.it

Locals are worried that having a fishing trawler docked in their port could be bad for business. They are concerned that people will associate the controversial trawler with the local industries and that the trawler may damage the local community and economy. Throughout the article there seems to be a strong, pro-Australian tone (opposing the trawler of Dutch origin) which can be characterized by the phrase "When you walk down the main wharf, the boats have been made by Australian steel." This shows that the locals are proud of their own fishing industries.

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Super trawler arrives in Australia

The super-trawler Margiris docks at Port Lincoln despite opposition from a number of sources.

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Prime weather for surfing

Prime weather for surfing | A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln | Scoop.it

Ryan Prime, a local of Port Lincoln, went surfing last week despite rainy weather.

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Super trawler still in Lincoln

Super trawler still in Lincoln | A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln | Scoop.it

Gerry Green, the director of the company behind the super-trawler, is upset that the large vessel may be banned from fishing in Australian waters despite having a reasonable quota and having followed all rules and regulations set forth by the Australian government.

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Sleeping skipper stripped of ticket

Sleeping skipper stripped of ticket | A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln | Scoop.it

Local fishing boat captain admits to falling asleep at the helm and running aground on a reef. There were no casualties but serious damage was done to the boat. The former captain has since been stripped of his title.

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St Mary’s break 17-year drought

St Mary’s break 17-year drought | A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln | Scoop.it

The Port Lincoln Netball (Volleyball) Association grand final for 2012 took place during our five week look at Port Lincoln with St. Mary's club defeating the Boston club 53 to 47. 

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25 stomach a king oyster

25 stomach a king oyster | A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln | Scoop.it

Locals are surprised at the popularity of a Port Lincoln Hotel dish consisting of a one kilogram king Coffin Bay oyster. The odd dish has become a sort of tourist attraction as more and more people take up the challenge to eat the monstrosity in it's entirety. The Hotel restaurant has even began turning the oyster shells into souvenirs to be taken home by those who took up the challenge.

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Cloud over Shield’s future

Cloud over Shield’s future | A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln | Scoop.it

A state government proposal seeks to move several holidays around. The public is asked what they think of this proposal.

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Snapper plan nearly complete

Snapper plan nearly complete | A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln | Scoop.it

A snapper management plan that was started last year is currently being finalised by PIRSA. "Once a decision has been finalised this will be widely communicated to the community."

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Airport numbers continue to rise

Airport numbers continue to rise | A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln | Scoop.it

Port Lincoln's air traffic rose for the third month in a row. Airport Manager Mr. Aird said that he expects the numbers to climb in the coming months.

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Tasman's first flag in 20 years

Tasman's first flag in 20 years | A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln | Scoop.it

Tasman Roosters crushed Mallee Park in a game of football coming out ahead by a total of 67 points and winning the Port Lincoln Football League grand final.

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Tuna poaching worst yet

Tuna poaching seems to be at an all time high, worrying many Port Lincoln fisherman. Poachers damage nets allowing larger marine animals to enter pontoons and cause more stress for the tuna population.

"There was also no doubt that the caged southern bluefin tuna became stressed when poachers tried to catch them" 

Some of the tuna that were not captured were injured by the aggressive poachers.

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AM - Super trawler gets mixed reception in Port Lincoln

AM - Super trawler gets mixed reception in Port Lincoln | A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln | Scoop.it

This radio broadcast focuses on the impact the super trawler Margiris will have on the locals. It tells us that "Port Lincoln is the home to Australia's southern bluefin tuna industry and the species the Margiris will be targeting in its catch is a fish wild tuna feed on."

It also tells us that the Port Lincoln tuna industry supports the trawler in the hopes that it may one day "open up a new Australian industry." Additionally it states that a similar event has happened to the city in the past with the Tacoma vessel, "and at that stage everybody thought that was the end of the world as well." Now, however, it can be seen that the vessel had a positive impact on the city as it played an important role in helping to open up the local fishing industry.

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Super-trawler docks in Port Lincoln

Super-trawler docks in Port Lincoln | A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln | Scoop.it

This article explores the views of some of the Port Lincoln locals in regards to the super trawler Margiris. It would seem that public opinion is relatively split as some welcome the super trawler and the monetary opportunities it may bring in the future, while others oppose it.

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Super trawler fishing will be banned

Super trawler fishing will be banned | A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln | Scoop.it

Tony Burke, the Minister for Environment, seeks to stop the Dutch super-trawler from fishing in Australian waters. He also plans on assessing all the possible impacts the super-trawler may have on the local ecosystem.

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Roller derby coming to town

Roller derby coming to town | A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln | Scoop.it

Locals are excited to be visited by the Adelaide Roller Derby (ADRD) as many have never seen a live roller derby. The ADRD will also be working with several local community organisations. 

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House passes Bill banning super trawler

All super-trawlers have been banned from fishing in Australian waters for the next two years. Further investigations will be made as to the impact such fishing vessels may have on the local ecosystems.

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Crew error sunk Apollo

Crew error sunk Apollo | A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln | Scoop.it

A recently released report has found that the sinking of Apollo S by the significantly larger Grand Rodosi vessel was caused by the chief engineer running the boat's engine in the wrong direction. Several safety messages were also included in the report in an attempt to prevent any future crashes.

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Safety focus for new marine officer

Safety focus for new marine officer | A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln | Scoop.it

Hank Swalue, a former West Coast police senior seargent, seeks to use his past experiences to save lives by increasing safety awareness.

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Mallee Park claims discrimination

Mallee Park claims discrimination | A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln | Scoop.it

The Mallee Park Football Club feels discriminated against by the Port Lincoln Football League and are currently seeking legal action. The League feels that they have treated all the clubs equally.

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Achenar storms home at 100/1 odds

Achenar storms home at 100/1 odds | A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln | Scoop.it

The Port Lincoln horse-racing season kicked off with a major upset to many fans as Annette Morrison's horse Achenar won against highly unlikely odds.

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Centrex approval to lapse

Centrex approval to lapse | A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln | Scoop.it

The company Centrex Metals is unlikely to ship iron ore through Port Lincoln at this point, resulting in losses of potential income and development for the city.

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"Forever our hero" | Port Lincoln Times

"Forever our hero" | Port Lincoln Times | A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln | Scoop.it

Paul Trevor, a local of Port Lincoln, saved his fellow neighbor's life when a jerry can of fuel caught on fire and exploded, igniting Mrs. Bauer. Mr. Trevor has since been awarded with a Pride of Australia Medal for his quick thinking and bravery. Through this award, he has also become a nominee of the People's choice Award.

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Bullet holes found at exploration site

Bullet holes found at exploration site | A Snapshot of Life in Port Lincoln | Scoop.it

Bullet holes were found on a Porta Potty at a local mineral exploration site. This has worried many people and it is still unknown whether or not anyone was in the portable toilet at the time of the shooting. Police are still investigating.

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