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In this issue
Nutrition data to boost consumer confidence
To help consumers better understand the health benefits of seafood, some of Australia’s most popular species have undergone nutritional evaluation
New climate indicators for lobster recruitment
By Rose Yeoman In the past seven years, scientists monitoring the Western Rocklobster (Panulirus cygnus) fishery off the coast of Western Australia have...
Light shed on rocklobster catches
A new range of environmental factors is to be added to the calculations used to set the commercial annual catch from Australia’s Southern Rocklobster fishery
Six challenges for our marine nation
Reconnect to revitalise fisheries
The inland nurseries of many sought-after Australian marine fish have been losing out in the battle for competing land uses, but a new study finds a cooperative approach can help redress the...
Find your fish online
Monitoring under scrutiny in wake of algal outbreak
By Catherine Norwood More than 200 leading international shellfish safety specialists gathered in Sydney for the 9th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish...
More worms make for healthy lobster larvae
Cockles a silver lining to heatwave wipeout
By Catherine Norwood
People investment adds strength to industry
By Catherine Norwood Leadership, innovation and industry professionalism are key themes for the continuation of the FRDC’s people development...
Age barrier breakthrough
Translocation lifts productivity
Global focus reveals shellfish opportunites
Nuffield scholar Ian Duthie finds that the collective international intelligence of the shellfish industry will be needed to help overcome the production challenges of the future
United for the love of prawns
In the face of competition from imports, the Australian prawn industry – both fishers and farmers – is coming together to support a national marketing campaign By Helen...
Climate changes put heat on fisheries
A severe marine heatwave and associated warmer ocean temperatures off Western Australia have changed the nature of marine life, presenting opportunities and challenges for fishers and fisheries...
POMS strikes another Australian estuary
The devastation wreaked by Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome in the Hawkesbury River in January 2013 is a warning for oyster growers in other parts of Australia By Alexandra...
Evidence from the deep
Technological and design innovations are providing new information about the early stages of the Southern Rocklobster life cycle By Graeme Ewing, Stewart Frusher, Chris Sharman...
Less is more for WA lobster fishers
Something sounds fishy
Ningaloo Niño – marine heatwave explained
Perfect seafood secrets revealed
A new FRDC website aims to provide the answers seafood consumers have been craving for more than a decade, namely how to choose, buy, handle and prepare seafood By Peter Horvat...
Young abalone in the fast lane
A protein boost for young abalone sets the stage for a more profitable industry
Devastation in Shark Bay nipped by diversification