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PUBLISHED 1 Mar 2019
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In this issue

In brief

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Science briefs

ENVIRONMENT: Seabirds drawn to plastics

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Yellowtail Kingfish growing availability for consumers

New information on what to feed Yellowtail Kingfish, and when, will help produce more fish more quickly for the domestic white fish market By Catherine...

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Fish stocks update

New species and new ways of analysing data make the latest reports on Australian Fish stocks the most comprehensive yet – and available on your smartphone By Annabel...

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Where to next for recfishing research?

The diversity of recreational fishers adds to the complex task of defining the recfishing experience, and the challenge of identifying research priorities By Catherine...

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Taking on the plastic problem

Preventing plastic from entering the marine food chain and maiming ocean wildlife is driving efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle Story Catherine Norwood Photos Southern...

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The push for blue carbon

While blue-carbon scenarios abound, investment hinges on the details – including the development of a rigorous, internationally accepted accounting system By Bianca Nogrady...

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Seabed mapping paints clearer trawl picture

The first national study of Australia’s trawling footprint has identified contact with less than 3.5 per cent of the seabed By Melissa Marino

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Rock oysters show their tropical potential

Despite the unique challenges of aquaculture in northern Australia, the commercial potential of native Blacklip Oysters is gathering momentum By Annabel...

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Benefit test to optimise research investment

Ongoing assessment of project outcomes is helping the FRDC ensure it gets the best return from its research dollars   By Catherine Norwood

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In defence of fishers’ social licence

Opportunities abound for fishers who recognise the value of social licence, but serious danger lies in ignoring the issue By Melissa Marino

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Farmed kelp to balance nutrients

The success of native kelp propagation offers new cropping opportunities and broader environmental benefits By Catherine Norwood

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Market science identifies consumer triggers

Smart strategies and partnerships have provided the pathway to success for the Love Australian Prawns campaign

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Saltmarsh value to fisheries productivity uncovered

Saltmarshes receive new recognition for their crucial role in the food chain and the economic productivity of coastal fisheries By Aisling Fontanini

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Direct approach to China

Traditional importers, hotels, restaurants, wet markets and e-commerce deliveries of live rock lobsters to consumers’ homes are all part of the mix for the Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative’s...

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Seafood quality frozen in time

When it comes to seafood, ‘fresh is best’ has been the mantra for eons. But is it? A fascinating food science project may lead to a challenging rethink of this belief Story and...

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A home-grown seafood future

Working at the forefront of an emerging sector has provided Ian Lyall with plenty of challenges and a passion for aquaculture By Catherine Norwood

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Seafood dining shares culture

Tasmania’s rich traditional fishing culture could provide new fishing and food opportunities for Aboriginal Tasmanians By Christine Fotis  

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