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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...
The curious case of the giant cuttlefish
By Rose Yeoman
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
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?
Members" reflections identify gaps
By Catherine Norwood
From fish box to fence post
By Melissa Marino
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
Incorporating traceability within fisheries business systems can help protect safety and industry reputations, provide proof of provenance and protect profits By Bianca...
A question of condition
Innovative research in Tasmania may lead to new industry practices in Australia’s valuable rocklobster industry By Georgie Raik-Allen
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...
Seafood Services Australia signs off
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...
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
Tiny tags provide high-value protection
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
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
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
Game on for Southern Bluefin Tuna survey
By Jemima Burt and Catherine Norwood
State of settlement a three-way question
By Karin Derkley
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...
Australia’s Oyster Coast: collective effort for the environment
By Julie Haldane