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Monday, March 13th, 2017 07:30 am
A new week, and to start things off right, here's three stories from my mainstream media feeds about "what went right".

WA scallop quota doubled after stock recovery by Eliza Wood (ABC Western Australia)

After a marine heatwave in 2010 - 2011, the Western Australian scallop fisheries were closed to allow stocks to replenish. The fishery in Shark Bay was re-opened in 2015, and this year, the Abrolhos Islands fishery is being re-opened for the first time. Consequently the quota has increased from 166 tonnes to 330.

Wombat programs win funding boost in fight against sarcoptic mange by ABC Radio Hobart (uncredited)

The Tasmanian State Government has committed $100,000 to the fight against sarcoptic mange in wombats in the state, allowing investigation into treatment options and the potential to develop a mobile response to the disease.

Richmond Bridge works begin to preserve convict-era landmark by Rhiannon Shine (ABC Tasmania)

Geotechnical works have begun on the Richmond Bridge over the Coal River in Tasmania, to determine what kinds of maintenance work is required in order to maintain the bridge's integrity. The bridge, which is the oldest in Australia, was built between 1823 and 1825, of local sandstone, and still carries traffic even today.

So there's my three for the day. If you've found any stories about "what went right" in your media feeds, why not share a link in the comments?
Monday, March 13th, 2017 10:08 am (UTC)
Boaty McBoatface sent on Antarctic mission (Guardian)

The autonomous underwater vehicle named by default, after the UK's National Environment Research Council declined to so name its new polar research ship, is now to be employed in under-ice research.