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Working Boats issue 19—Community

Friday 15 May 2020
Working Boats is a quarterly magazine about Australia’s commercial maritime industry.
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In addition to the latest COVID-19 advice for commercial vessel operations, this edition of Working Boats celebrates networks in our communities that provide vital support in good times and a lifeline in bad. 

We speak with operators about coming to the aid of their communities when fires ripped through the Mallacoota township and surrounding areas over the New Year. We also feature local abalone operators who are rebuilding their local industry after losing their factory and co-op in the fires, and now face market pressures as a result of COVID-19.

Flora Warrior talks to Working Boats about her work to develop the seafood industry on Mabuiag Island in the Torres Strait, and we hear about the Northern Territory Guided Fishing Association on their work to keep members abreast of regulatory change and local safety challenges.

Mark Raff shares his journey towards becoming an ambassador for mental illness through his Gold Coast cruise and Australian Tuna Fisheries tells us how they manage the top five risks in the operation.

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