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In this issue
Aquaculture on a rising tide
FRDC leads National Carp Control Plan
Forces combine to tackle crab pot crime
One of the most innovative teams of crime researchers in the world is helping crab fishers with the pervasive and damaging impact of crab pot theft
Seaweed on shortlist in co-culture trial
Interest is mounting in the economic and environmental potential of seaweed co-cultivation with other aquaculture operations, from finfish to oysters By Bianca...
The getting of economic wisdom
Everyday proverbs offer simple ‘truths’ that can help explain the economic principles underpinning everything from the way we shop to complex fisheries management decisions
Tariff cuts help boost seafood profits
Tariff cuts are making Australian seafood more attractive for consumers and importers in North Asia, with demand on the rise By Free Trade Agreement Division, Department of...
Beyond the catch
Fresh food choices, tourist experiences, local marine knowledge and a sense of belonging are just some of the values local fisheries provide to their communities
Tracking marine debris wins Eureka award
A CSIRO project tracking marine debris has won the annual Eureka Research and Innovation Prize for Environmental Research By Rebecca Thyer
Moving in on Snapper
New insights into the population dynamics in South Australia’s Snapper fishery are being driven by innovative research approaches...
Barramundi sector poised for rebound
A voice for Indigenous fisheries
A Tweed region survey gathers Indigenous ideas on sharing and managing local fisheries By Bianca Nogrady
How to save a life
Whether you call it a life jacket or a personal flotation device, an outlay of as little as $60 could save your life – but only if you wear it By Catherine...
Prawn fishers switched on to safety
At the Northern Prawn Fishery, skippers and their crews are taking steps to ensure that the sage return to port of all on board is an essential component of a "successful season"
In praise of stealth
Recreational fishers hunting the mighty Mulloway may want to minimise noise levels if they hope to bag this enigmatic species
Handmade fisheries forge global bond
From Maine to Meningie, time spent in South Australia’s Coorong provides an international perspective on community fisheries for Tucker Sheehan
Strong buy-in for Deckhand reporting app
Tested, refined, adopted – digital reporting in SA’s Rock Lobster fishery has the thumbs up By Tom Bicknell
Revealing the world underwater
A fascination with life underwater, the excitement of new discoveries and a passion to protect what so few of us ever see are motivating forces for marine biologist Karen...
Trial tailors safety gear for nothern fishers
For fishers who often work alone or in remote locations, personal flotation devices and emergency beacons are essential tools to help manage safety risks By Catherine...
Black Tigers an industry in the making
Take five: for the future
Reflecting on his 40 years in the Australian aquaculture sector, Pheroze Jungalwalla highlights the top five issues he believes need to be addressed to ensure continuing success
Toothfish tagging reveals territory dynamics
Australia is leading an international research collaboration to understand how shared Patagonian Toothfish populations in the Southern and Indian Oceans are connected, and to support the...
Murray River fish ready to join the party