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In this issue
Follow the money: building disheries economic expertise
The FRDC is helping to address the shortage of economic expertise to support fisheries policy and development of the marine and aquaculture industries
Unity sought on key industry messages
By Peter Horvat With parts of its future uncertain, the fishing and aquaculture industry is at a crossroads, not as a result of its own performance, but because of the...
Indigenous research priorites endorsed
Lights, camera, action: The seafood industry meets the media
A new training program gives fishing industry leaders the confidence and key messages to promote a more positive image of the Australian industry
Scholarships reveal new shellfish opportunities
By Catherine Norwood Enterprising young oyster farmer Ewan McAsh has returned from the first part of his FRDC-sponsored Nuffield Scholarship travels with plans for the...
Fishers hatch mussel survival plan
Faced with a serious decline in the natural reproduction of mussels in Victoria"s Port Phillip Bay, growers entered into an agreement with researchers to establish a mussel hatchery at...
Dry approach tests new seafood products
The Australian industry is trialling new vacuum-drying technology that speeds up the process and could produce a new range of high-value dried seafood for export to Asia, particularly Hong...
Common approach to clearer language
By Catherine Norwood The meaning of terms such as ‘sustainability’, ‘responsible fishing’, ‘fully fished’ and ‘overfished’ is often unclear to members of the general...
Rod"s finfish expertise rewarded
On the verge of retirement, leading Western Australian fisheries researcher Rod Lenanton reflects on his career and future challenges for the industry
Fish stocks reports signal start of new era
Whether you’re a fisher or a foodie, there is finally a single source for scientifically grounded information on the health of Australia’s key seafood species
Robinson"s crusade steers industry towards the paperless boat
Genetic technology in the management of wild fisheries
A new FRDC report examines the role that current and developing genetic technologies can play in addressing some of the key issues involved in the exploitation of wild fisheries
Omega-3s for healthy ageing
FISH provides a sea of information
A review of the FRDC’s FISH has revealed strong support for the magazine and also ways to improve the information it delivers to fishers By Peter Horvat
Melbourne market revival
Traders have a new home and plans to promote seafood in Victoria
Eyre seafood masters the taste test
The world’s first seafood sensory language will help chefs, retailers, wholesalers and consumers alike appreciate the regional nuances of seafood species By Katie...
Scholarship reveals clam potential
By Catherine Norwood Aquarium aquaculture in the Torres Straits Islands could be trialled this year in the wake of an Indigenous Development Scholarship research project...
Leadership changes at Syndey Fish Market
Colin takes lead role in shark conservation
From failed angler to leading shark conservation scientist, Colin Simpfendorfer has come a long way from childhood days playing in rock pools By Ilaria...
Scholar seeks strategies to keep whales at bay
The early life of the West Australian Dhufish