FISH Vol 22 2 Back to FISH magazine
PUBLISHED 1 Jun 2014
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In this issue

Tourism proves a tasty side dish

The tourist dollar is helping to keep this Queensland fish farm buoyant as it works towards expanding production of its award-winning Barramundi

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Engagement to underpin marketing development

With diverse stakeholders, creating the right links between research and marketing will be a challenge for the fishing and seafood industry

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Skilled-up for seafood

A new online training initiative helps time-pressed apprentice chefs – and others – upgrade their seafood skills

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Western convergence

Research agencies join forces to lift the veil on the influences of the Indian Ocean

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Seafood in the tourism spotlight

Australian seafood is set to shine in the light of increased national promotion of food and wine as part of the travel experience for international visitors

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Ancient traditions carry on

Preserving customary fishing practices is more complex than simply providing an allocation for Aboriginal fishers

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Vale Henry Jones, seafood industry icon

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Cod capacity

From its origins in the Murray–Darling Basin rivers and streams, the Murray Cod is finding its way onto more urban menus through Marianvale Blue’s successful aquaculture operations

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New approach heads off fish deformities

Granite-patterned tanks have become the latest ‘must have’ in hatchery equipment, where the decor is proving critical in addressing fish behaviour that has inhibited...

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Economics vital to fisheries health checks

With the health and wellbeing of fisheries, fishers and entire communities at stake, fisheries economists argue that more than a ‘gut feeling’ is needed when considering the financial and social...

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Unseen influence

Women in the seafood industry are significant powerbrokers and influencers, a fact that often goes unnoticed

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New centre to speed vaccines to market

 Additional research and testing facilities will improve the responsiveness of disease-management efforts for Tasmania’s expanding salmonid aquaculture industry

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Strategy to set common vision

Stakeholders are being asked to have their say in setting priorities for investment in fishing industry research

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Island delights

Midway between Victoria and Tasmania, King Island is a major trading centre for some of Australia’s highest-value wild-catch fisheries

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On the move

From river to floodplain and back again, new research is tracking where, when and why fish are on the move in the Northern Territory’s river systems

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Northern frontier

Sustainable growth in aquaculture across Australia’s north could help local industry meet increasing global demand for high-quality protein

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Seafood and the food-safety golden rules

There are risks and benefits to eating any class of foods but when it comes to seafood, Australian regulatory safety standards help keep risks from food poisoning to a...

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