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In this issue
Senator sets fisheries and aquaculture stage
The new minister in charge of fisheries and aquaculture outlined her priorities at the seafood industry’s national conference
Global approach to responsible fisheries
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the international Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries continues to guide coherent, sustainable fisheries policy around the globe
Living the seafood story
Australia’s seafood industry came together to celebrate its successes and seek inspiration for the future at its biennial national conference
Sense of pride unites seafood leaders
New perspectives and initiatives emerge from the latest group of fisheries and aquaculture leadership graduates
Quality testing to support trade
Local knowledge and networks go a long way to providing accurate aquatic animal disease diagnostics
Australian perspectives and memories on FOA code of conduct
Lessons learnt at home and overseas have helped Australia to take on the challenges of meeting international best practice for fisheries management By Catherine...
Prawn farming pioneer remembered
A stomach for history
Innovative Australian research provides greater insight into the age, growth and longevity of valuable crustacean species
New directors to drive new direction for the FRDC
From a strong field of contenders, new directors have been selected to oversee the future of the FRDC By Catherine Norwood The FRDC’s new board of directors...
To market, to market
Direct contact with customers adds to fishers’ job satisfaction, and brings new opportunities to educate the public By Ilaria Catizone
Not your usual catch
Fishers are often at the frontline in close encounters with the weird and wonderful creatures that make up our marine and freshwater environments
In-store chefs help customers master seafood
Tips from the kitchen can provide the missing link to bring more customers to seafood more often
Fisheries and aquaculture-focused Nuffield scholars
Student innovation addresses seal relations
Marine science students rise to the challenge of finding new ways to prevent interactions between seals and commercial fishers
Seafood marketing: it"s about the whole picture
Improving community perceptions and seafood prices is the aim of new research to make Australian fisheries and aquaculture more profitable By Peter...
Maritime anthropology: it’s personal
For maritime anthropologist Tanya King, the people are the most fascinating part of a fishery
Quick action improves fish welfare
A proactive approach to animal welfare has developed new fish handling strategies for recreational fishers By Bianca Nogrady
Lead, collaborate and partner
The FRDC has officially launched its Research, Development and Extension Plan to guide fisheries and aquaculture research priorities to 2020
Awards celebrate industry leaders
There is no shortage of passion and commitment to the industry among the winners of the 2015 National Seafood Industry Awards By Catherine Norwood
Eureka! Fisheries science features in national awards
Oysters and marine parasites from opposite sides of the country featured in awards recognising great science and great science communication By Catherine...