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In this issue
Advancing aquaculture’s adaptability
A new technology offers a fast and cost-effective way to make the most of sought-after traits within a fish population’s natural diversity By Gio Braidotti
Deepening Australia’s connection to fisheries
The Indigenous people’s valuable contribution to the fishing sector is being integrated into Australia’s fishing policy and practices By Gio Braidotti
Tuna story to inspire new generation of fishers
The remarkable story behind the recovery of Southern Bluefin Tuna from an endangered species to a globally sustainable fishery is told in a recently released Australian...
Social media helps sell the fish, and the story
One of Western Australia’s newest fishmongers is using new approaches to make an impact with some of the state’s lesser-known species By Bianca Nogrady
From adverse beginnings to influential industry pioneer
An unexpected champion drives innovation to bring premium, Australian-harvested tuna to more markets By Sue Neales
Fish, photo, health check
Smartphone apps help rec fishers capture photos of their catch, simultaneously monitoring the health of their favourite fisheries By Melissa Marino
A decade of SafeFish
By providing crucial research and advice on food standards and practices, an innovative project continues to ensure Australia’s seafood is safe to eat By Leigh...
South Australia takes on red seaweed trials
Sea trials have started as part of South Australia’s strategy to commercialise seaweed aquaculture as quickly as possible By Catherine Norwood
Revealing seal impacts
New research shows that as fur seal populations recover, the male ‘teens’ in the seal community are creating challenging operating conditions for South Australia’s fishing and aquaculture...
Rec fishers take to the science
Recreational fishers are proving to be increasingly proactive in assisting research and gathering data to improve the management and health of fisheries resources By Catherine...
ECOLOGY: Evolution of walking sharks
Research on the human dimensions of fisheries is integrating the social and economic aspects of the sector with environmental considerations By Nicole...
Celebrating seafood's national leaders
Long-term contributors, along with newcomers to the seafood scene, are among those to receive national recognition for their industry-leading efforts By Catherine...
Sound analysis expands its reach
An extension of the acoustic network around the Australian coastline is set to provide new information about tagged fish and other marine species, helping to improve fisheries...
Schools film their fish futures
World-class speakers to lead global debate in Adelaide
Leading fisheries experts across research, industry and management will come together in a dynamic and comprehensive program to address the future of fisheries
In pursuit of new solutions
Finding new ways of doing things to help make fisheries more efficient, safer and more profitable will be the focus of a new FRDC investment strategy By Catherine...
Wider view builds resilience into abalone stocks
An appetite for change is guiding Australia’s abalone industry into a new era of sustainability, with stakeholders from different zones and states sharing ideas and...