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In this issue
Habitats of a lifetime
Queensland research is challenging traditional understanding of fisheries habitats, with new decision-making matrices to map species’ needs By Jo...
Voting jump-starts seafood conversations
The FRDC’s first People’s Choice Fish and Chips Awards provide lessons for next year while raising the profile of seafood in Australia
Access all areas
The FRDC’s revamped websites will provide unprecedented access to fisheries information for diverse audiences, from consumers and fishers to researchers, traders, managers and the...
Out of the ocean into the fryer
Up for a challenge, the team assessing the national judged Fish and Chips Award traversed the country in search of Australia’s best Story and photos by John Dory
Citizen science captures recreational data
More information on the recreational take is emerging from the development of the Track My Fish app, which in turn is leading to better recreational fishing By Andrew...
Risk reviews beyond fish stocks
The potential to make more from fisheries data through digitisation and technology uptake is gaining momentum
Search for the fisheries x-factor
Celebration of excellence
The seafood industry’s “night of nights” celebrates outstanding performers showing the way for future success
The internet of oysters
Machine intelligence underlies a new, more efficient and profitable way to manage oyster harvests
Navigating an ocean of data and opportunity
Australian fish stocks added to international research efforts By Catherine Norwood International researchers are using global fish stock assessment...
Story time on ancient coastal trail
The restoration of an Aboriginal trail on the NSW south coast provides the opportunity to celebrate and re-engage the community with ancient sea country connections By Melissa...
Outsourced data delivery a win for NZ
By Catherine Norwood More than 15 years ago, the New Zealand Government outsourced a range of services from its Ministry of Fisheries to a newly created, industry-owned...
Shy shellfish under scrutiny
The first biological evaluation of Brownlip Abalone reveals it is Australia’s fastest-growing abalone species
Oyster apps advancing productivity
The latest developments in research, science, technology and marketing presented at the 2017 NSW Oyster Conference show how growers in the state are taking greater control of their...
NSW oyster growers are joining forces to promote Sydney Rock Oysters as an alternative to the more widely available Pacific Oyster, which has suffered reduced supplies in the wake of recent Pacific...
‘Hearing’ damage in Southern Rock Lobsters and a flinch response in Scallops are two effects identified in world-leading research into the long-term impact of seismic surveys on marine...
Shared directions on seafood future
Access to new information, inspiration, networking and reporting on the industry’s progress to stakeholders are all part of the seafood sector’s biennial national gathering
Emerging leaders target collaboration
New perspectives and broader communication were themes at this year’s seafood leadership program By Catherine Norwood
Cultural change at sea
A proactive approach to building relationships and collaborative research are part of Kyri Toumazos’s style in improving respect for the commercial seafood sector and enhancing its...