FISH Vol 21 3 Back to FISH magazine
PUBLISHED 1 Sep 2013
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In this issue

Blue skies and seafood

Perfect weather, an idyllic location, more than 100 top chefs and thousands of food enthusiasts helped to bring out the best in Australia’s latest seafood offerings Seafood was without...

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The curious case of the giant cuttlefish

By Rose Yeoman

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Guide to the social importance of fisheries

Placing value on a life spent at sea is among the objectives social researchers are working to incorporate into fisheries management and policy decisions

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The catch 22 of catch-less abundance calculations

How do you work out whether depleted species are on the path to recovery if fishers are doing their best not to catch them?

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Members" reflections identify gaps

By Catherine Norwood

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From fish box to fence post

By Melissa Marino

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Garngirr takes the lead for Indigenous fishers

Opportunities to earn a living and to participate in fisheries management are providing the impetus for East Arnhem’s first official Aboriginal fishing cooperative

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Keeping track

Incorporating traceability within fisheries business systems can help protect safety and industry reputations, provide proof of provenance and protect profits By Bianca...

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A question of condition

Innovative research in Tasmania may lead to new industry practices in Australia’s valuable rocklobster industry By Georgie Raik-Allen

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Fish seek equal footing in food debates

Comparing apples with oranges may be difficult, but at least they are both fruits. Infinitely more difficult is the comparison of fish and beef, of sea and land-based foods – and particularly the...

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Seafood Services Australia signs off

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National model guides harvest strategies

Fishers and managers can make use of new national guidelines to set a clear direction and consistent approach in the development of new harvest strategies By Ilaria...

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Reviews assess policy strengths and gaps

A review of fisheries management policies has identified opportunities for improvement to maximise the benefits and sustainability of our marine resources

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Tiny tags provide high-value protection

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Serving up the best

Touring South Australia, young leaders in the hospitality trade delve into the best practices behind the fish and other foods they serve

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Share the load of industry leadership

Valuing diversity and actively pursuing new members are crucial if fishing industry associations are going to survive and thrive

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Network to improve research delivery

Capitalising on existing research strengths and closer collaborations are expected to provide efficiencies in delivering research to meet national priorities

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Game on for Southern Bluefin Tuna survey

By Jemima Burt and Catherine Norwood

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State of settlement a three-way question

By Karin Derkley

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Seaweed farming to boost finfish aquaculture

By Melissa Marino Seaweed could be farmed to complement aquaculture and safeguard the environment with open-sea trials to be conducted in the Spencer Gulf later this year...

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Australia’s Oyster Coast: collective effort for the environment

By Julie Haldane

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