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Apr 7

April 7, 2006

Weedy Seadragon MLSSA

The Weedy seadragon and its protection

For several years we have had the following message on our website in the “Issues” section. Now that the focus of our previous issue has reached a successful conclusion, it is time to move on to the next issue. Previously we wanted to have the Leafy Seadragon adopted as the South Australian fish logo. The former State Government adopted the Leafy Seadragon to represent SA. Our new focus concerns the protection of Weedy Seadragons in SA waters. The Weedy has…

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Feb 16

February 16, 2006

Weedy Seadragon MLSSA

State Government to protect seadragons & sea horses

The Rann Government has moved to deliver greater protection for sea horses, pipefish and weedy seadragons in South Australian waters by declaring them protected species, like the leafy seadragon. Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister, Rory McEwen said today the decision reflected a commitment by the Premier at a Community Cabinet meeting last year to protect the weedy seadragon. “It also follows a report by the Australian Institute of Criminology that concluded seahorses are vulnerable to organised criminal exploitation and without…

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Oct 7

October 7, 2005

Weedy Seadragon MLSSA

Weedy Seadragon protection interests SA Premier Mike Rann

On Tuesday 6th of September, Margaret and I attended an afternoon tea at the Walkerville Bowls Club to meet the Premier and some of his Ministers for an informal community discussion. I went with two items for discussion, the Rapid Bay jetty situation and the lack of protection for the Weedy Seadragon. I was told that the Jetty had been raised at a community meeting the previous evening and they would not discuss it any further. However, we were able to…

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