FISH Vol 27 2 Back to FISH magazine
PUBLISHED 31 May 2019
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In this issue

New RD&E plan in the works

The FRDC will take a 10-year view of fishing and aquaculture to 2030 to help guide the development of its next five-year RD&E plan By Annabel...

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In brief

New ministers appointed Senator Bridget McKenzie has been appointed as Minister for Agriculture in the new Australian Government, and is the first woman to serve in...

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New guides to future fisheries

New science and technologies help managers build on the fundamentals of sustainable fisheries By Catherine Norwood Conversations around the sustainability of...

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Spotlight on Australian Salmon

Can collaboration between fishers and the seafood supply chain help the underrated wild-caught Australian Salmon find a place in a consumer market dominated by a red-fleshed...

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Fisher conversation helps shape industry pledge

Many community and industry values align, but further action is needed to help secure the social licence of the Australian seafood sector By Jessica McInerney,...

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Largest foreign seafood market in trade talks

Negotiations for a free trade agreement with the European Union are underway, with important implications for the Australian seafood industry By Gio...

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Pitching in for a better seafood future

The Fish 2.0 Regional Innovators Forum in Brisbane has set the scene for Australian seafood innovators to take their products and ideas to the world By Annabel...

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Connecting health professionals with sustainable seafood

Combined information on the health benefits and sustainability of Australian fish stocks will help health professionals confidently recommend that clients eat more Australian...

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Aquaculture focus for science stars

Aquaculture is proving to be a fertile space for young researchers looking to have a tangible impact in a range of areas By Gio Braidotti and Catherine...

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Future at your fingertips

With the fisheries sector poised between paper and digital reporting systems, now is the time to create a national, industry-driven digital data system, says Nuffield Scholar Tom...

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Scat DNA reveals what a bird eats

A research project has used genetic analysis techniques to investigate the diet of Australia’s shy albatross populations, potentially helping fishers to prevent interactions with this at-risk...

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Survey sets northern benchmarks

There is a heightened awareness of biosecurity issues in the aquaculture sector, but more information about relevant diseases and reporting channels could accelerate responses to potential...

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Science briefs

BIOLOGY: Sea sponges may help identify gut bacteria

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Australia's shark status update

A report card on the health of Australia’s shark and ray populations gives a tick to most species under Australia’s care and identifies where action is needed By Bianca...

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Australia's fish 'n' chippers step back up to the plate

When it comes to that iconic Australian experience of sharing fish and chips, the national awards are upping the ante about what customers might expect By Elisabeth...

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Sustainability lesson from our ancient past

Insight gained from Indigenous customs has changed Bryan Denny’s approach to commercial fishing and encouraged his efforts to share these perspectives Story Catherine Norwood...

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Deep dive to new ocean frontiers

Victoria’s new data-rich marine ecosystem maps and models have revealed important patterns in the dynamics of Southern Rock Lobster and Blacklip Abalone fisheries, which will improve management of...

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Seafood Directions to make community connections

Plans to kickstart action on industry issues, and to bring consumers along on the seafood journey, are part of a new format for the national conference Story and photo Catherine...

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Lessons from across the seas

Cultural pride, leadership and collaboration were highlights of an Australian delegation’s trip to learn more about Māori involvement in New Zealand fisheries By Annabel...

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Prawn venture heralds aquaculture step-up

As aquaculture progresses from niche to large-scale operations requiring teams of skilled workers, a major new venture, Project Sea Dragon, is creating economic development and job...

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Tapping into fishers' motivations

Insight into what motivates recreational fishers across the nation is expected to help improve both the experience and fisheries management into the future By Tiffany...

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