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PUBLISHED 1 Jun 2021
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In this issue

Risky business: equipping Australia’s fisheries for climate change

A new handbook offers a step-by-step guide to managing the risks of climate change in Australian fisheries By Chris Clark Climate change is wreaking...

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Fisheries sustainability reports expand

The fifth edition of the Status of Australian Fish Stocks, launched on World Oceans Day, 8 June 2021, marks a decade of expanded national assessments of Australia’s...

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In brief

Seafood leadership program The National Seafood Industry Leadership Program (NSILP),...

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Experimenting to improve delivery

The FRDC has been exploring new ways of working to improve efficiency and client focus By Chris Izzo and Annabel Boyer Throughout 2020, COVID-19 outbreaks...

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FRDC revises advisory structures

Revamped advisory committees have broadened their membership while tightening their focus on outcomes for end users The FRDC’s new Research and Development Plan 2020-2025 has set the...

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Science briefs

Trans-Tasman dolphin...

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Knowing where to fish: tracking tuna with the latest climate and habitat models

Ocean modelling technologies continue to push the envelope when it comes to finding fish with greater accuracy in ever less-predictable circumstances By Chris...

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World Fisheries Congress on track for September

A hybrid event will allow people to gather in person in Adelaide, and online from around the world, to share the latest research driving a sustainable future for our...

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Fish science ‘incubator’ celebrates 50 years

The Australian Society for Fish Biology turns 50 this year, with a legacy of hard science and supportive networking that has underpinned the careers of many researchers and progressed the...

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Traceability, illegal fishing and the challenge of regulation

National labelling policies have the potential to level the playing field for fisheries that do the right thing By Bianca Nogrady Sustainability is built into...

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Casting an eye to the future of recreational fishing

A joint approach with recreational fishing stakeholders is expected to drive the future of the FRDC’s research investment in the sector By Annabel Boyer The...

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Guide to better marketing for the seafood sector

A new guide has been created to help players in the seafood sector adopt cost-effective strategies to tell their stories and to evaluate the effectiveness of their storytelling...

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Narungga aspirations to bring benefits home

An agreement formalises the inclusion of traditional knowledge into the management of South Australia’s fisheries and the cultural fishing practices Words and Photo Catherine...

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Seaweed research on a rising tide of optimism

Research to optimise propagation and growth of the red seaweed Asparagopsis gathers pace, throwing up exciting new opportunities and challenges By Catherine...

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Seafood awards a sustainability barometer

Annual awards that recognise efforts to develop and promote sustainability are proving a successful point of engagement in the seafood value chain By Brad...

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Marketing rethink as lobster crown slips

The Australian rock lobster sector has struck some troubled waters of late; however, operators are demonstrating agility in their responses and confidence in an eventual...

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Support for women in leadership

The need for gender equity and to harness the power of women in solving pressing global problems was the focus of a recent event for Australia’s women in seafood By Jennifer...

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Research to extract greater value from seafood

The twin goals of profit and sustainability are driving research into new products and value-adding processes for Australia’s seafood businesses Words Catherine...

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Real-life adventure in seafood science

Queensland’s Sue Poole has been in the vanguard of post-harvest seafood scientists who have lifted the quality, value and consumer appreciation of seafood By Brad...

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Time for change

Peter Horvat, general manager communications, trade and marketing, shares some parting thoughts and thanks on leaving the FRDC after 17 years By Peter...

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New projects

The FRDC board has recently approved the following research projects to go ahead Project...

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Final reports

Improving crab survival 2017-018 Scientists from Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries worked with the New South Wales crab and...

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