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The Northern Territory news Wed 9 Jul 2014



The Northern Territory news Wed 9 Jul 2014

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MONDAY JUNE 9 2014 WEATHER 39 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Senator backs NZ-based factory trawlers use HOBART: Federal Government Fisheries spokesman Senator Richard Colbeck has slammed environmentalists for questioning the use of a factory trawler in Australian waters. Green groups say a Ukrainian ship more than 100m long, the New Zealand-based Meridian-1, could soon be fishing for blue grenadier off Tasmania. Senator Colbeck says the groups are mounting a fear campaign against Petuna Sealords use of the vessel. He says the company has fished the same region using similar ships for 17 years. Over that time they have used four different freezer vessels to fish for blue grenadier that is sold into the Australian market, Senator Colbeck said in a statement. The Meridian-1 has also been fishing in New Zealands MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certified (blue grenadier) fishery for 20 years without incident. The Tasmanian senator said the fishery was well managed and quotas had been increased this year. The blue grenadier stock currently stands at 94 per cent of estimated unfished spawning biomass, he said. He said a large ship was necessary for safety in some of the worlds toughest marine conditions. Petuna has said using the ship could create 50 casual jobs in Tasmania. The same alliance of green groups, with recreational fishers, successfully fought the use of the 142m Dutch supertrawler Margiris in 2012. Freezer factory trawler Meridian-1 could be fishing in waters off Tasmania for blue grenadier within weeks Blue grenadier stock currently stands at 94 per cent Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset 7:03 am 6:28 pm 3:09 pm 3:01 am Jun 13 Jun 20 Jun 27 Jul 5 Mon Jun 9 Tue Jun 10 Wed Jun 11 Thu Jun 12 Fri Jun 13 Sat Jun 14 Sun Jun 15 Mon Jun 16 2:55am 5.3m 8:46am 3.4m 2:35pm 5.4m 9:31pm 2.3m 4:03am 5.7m 9:57am 3.2m 3:36pm 5.7m 10:24pm 1.8m 4:56am 6.2m 10:52am 3.0m 4:25pm 6.0m 11:11pm 1.4m 5:44am 6.7m 11:39am 2.7m 5:09pm 6.3m 11:55pm 1.0m 6:30am 7.1m 12:21pm 2.4m 5:50pm 6.6m 12:38am 0.7m 7:13am 7.4m 1:02pm 2.2m 6:32pm 6.8m 1:20am 0.5m 7:54am 7.5m 1:43pm 2.1m 7:16pm 6.8m 2:02am 0.6m 8:34am 7.5m 2:28pm 2.0m 8:03pm 6.8m Darwin 22 31 Tindal 19 30 Jabiru 24 32 Nhulunbuy 22 29 9 Northeast Island 25 27 Borroloola 16 30 Tennant Creek 13 23 Alice Springs 1 19 Yulara 4 19 Location Min Max *Rain Location Min Max *Rain * rainfall 24 hours to 9am yesterday 1000 1024 1024 1032 1008 1016 1016 1011L 1007 L 1006 L 1009 L 1034 H 1034 H WARNINGS Warnings were current at 5pm yesterday. Latest information at www.bom.gov.au/weather Coastal & Land Weather 1300 659 214 Tropical Cyclone 1300 659 211 NORTHERN TERRITORY Isolated showers about the northeast coast. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Moderate east to southeast winds, fresh and gusty over the northern half during the morning. Winds strong at times about the coasts. Fire danger: very high over the Darwin-Daly District, reaching Severe in the northwest. High elsewhere north of the Alice Springs District. DARWIN and RURAL AREA Sunny. Moderate to fresh and gusty east to southeast winds, easing during the late afternoon and evening. Min 21 Max 31 Rural: Min 18 Max 31 Tuesday: Sunny. Min 21 Max 31 Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Min 21 Max 31 Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 21 Max 32 DARWIN HARBOUR East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the morning. Winds easing to around 15 knots during the late afternoon then easing below 10 knots by the evening. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres. UV FORECASTS Katherine: 7 (high). Tennant Creek: 6 (high). Alice Springs: 5 (moderate). Relative Humidity: Darwin 39% (9am) 26% (3pm) Barometer: Darwin (3pm) - 1009.5 hPa Alice Springs (3pm) - 1024.5 hPa Rainfall: 24hr rainfall to 9am 8 June 2014 nil mm (yesterday) Monthly total to 9am 8 June 2014 0.0 mm Average for month of June 1.9 mm 1 October to 8 June 2014 1879.4 mm on 126 rain days Average from 1 October to end of June 1709.7 mm June 9, 2014 Commonwealth of Australia 2014 H 992 1016 1000 1024 10321008 1009 L 1006 L 1008 L 1035H 1036 H Auckland Bangkok Beijing Geneva Hong Kong Jakarta Johannesburg Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Manila Moscow New York Singapore Tel Aviv Tokyo windy 17 9 rain 34 26 fine 29 18 fine 28 12 rain 29 27 fine 33 27 fine 13 0 haze 34 27 rain 21 14 fine 23 16 fine 32 27 rain 29 16 fine 28 17 haze 31 27 fine 26 19 rain 19 17 PROVINCIAL CENTRES Katherine: Sunny, windy. Max 30 Tuesday: Sunny. Min 15 Max 30 Tennant Creek: Sunny, windy. Max 23 Tuesday: Sunny, windy. Min 12 Max 24 Alice Springs: Sunny. Max 18 Tuesday: Sunny. Min 2 Max 18 Jabiru: Sunny. Max 31 Tuesday: Sunny. Min 20 Max 32 Nhulunbuy: Partly cloudy. Max 30 Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Min 22 Max 29 Alyangula: Partly cloudy. Max 30 Tuesday: Partly cloudy Min 21 Max 30 Borroloola: Sunny. Max 30 Tuesday: Sunny. Min 14 Max 30 Yulara: Sunny. Max 19 Tuesday: Sunny. Min 5 Max 20 Lajamanu: Sunny, windy. Max 25 Tuesday: Sunny. Min 9 Max 25 Maningrida: Partly cloudy. Windy. Max 31 Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Min 21 Max 31 Pirlangimpi: Sunny, windy. Max 33 Tuesday: Sunny, windy. Min 21 Max 32 Wadeye: Sunny, windy. Max 31 Tuesday: Sunny, windy. Min 17 Max 31 Yuendumu: Sunny. Max 22 Tuesday: Sunny. Min 6 Max 22 DARWIN Sun protection recommended between 9:50am to 3:40pm Maximum UV Index: 7 (high) Sunny Mostly sunny Partly cloudy Cloudy Chance shower Shower or two Showers Drizzle, light rain Rain Shower storm Storms Windy Fog Frost Katherine DARWIN Jabiru Nhulunbuy Borroloola Alyangula Tennant Creek Alice Springs 2131 Yulara Wadeye 2133 Pirlangimpi 2230 2130 2131 1731 1630 1530 1223 419 218 825 Lajamanu 622 Yuendumu Darwin 31 Broome 29 Alice Springs 18 Cairns 24 Hobart 12 Brisbane 23 Sydney 20 Canberra 15 Adelaide 17 Perth 22 Melbourne 16

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