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In this issue
Production, perceptions improving
A look back at the last financial year shows that addressing the environmental factors that affect fishing continues to dominate research, but investment out of the water is also providing good...
Voyage to an electric future
Smarter technology could be the drawcard that brings new respect and a new generation to the fishing industry
Seabed ecology in the spotlight
Large datasets and modelling tools are creating new capability for both the sustainable harvest and conservation of seabed ecologies By Gio Braidotti As part...
New fishery founded on smart investment
Evaluating the impact of research will help to maximise the outcomes for future funding
Reporting progress, planning future opportunities
A national discussion is underway on how to improve recreational fishing and share the many benefits it offers with more Australians By Joshua Fielding
The blue waters of salmon farming
International experts gather to help Australia’s Atlantic Salmon industry navigate a course for sustainable growth
Prints reveal beauty in each fish
Traditional methods of recording a fisher’s catch take on new meaning
Engineering new seafood opportunities
While fishers are proud producers of an essential food, research is identifying new processes that have the potential to increase marketability and bring more of the local harvest to our...
Join INVENTA aquaculture opportunity audit What are the next big opportunities in aquaculture? More than 90 species have been investigated in the past few decades but only a few have...
Proactive testing tackles algal challenge
A step forward in monitoring and surveillance is helping fishers and shellfish producers address risks that have begun blooming with increased regularity in the southern waters
Nuffield scholar helps fishers make themselves heard
A focus on new opportunities to involve fishers in policymaking brings an international Nuffield Scholar to Australia By Ilaria Catizone
A guide to seafood value-adding technologies
Self-testing helps manage safe mussel harvests
Product safety, waste prevention and reputation protection all benefit from increased monitoring for algal toxins By Catherine Norwood In September 2017,...
Fisher calls for management innovation
Gloria Jones and her daughter Christine Jackson are at the forefront of environmental and industry advances, and paving the way for women in fishing Australia-wide to be heard
Building better boats
The latest additions to Australia’s fishing fleet are lighter and faster, and have more capacity and improved working conditions
The dry argument
Rising demand for high-quality product includes a focus on processing and preparation techniques to optimise flavour, shelf life and handling By Andrew...