FISH Vol 21 1

Fisheries Research & Development Corporation News

FISH is the official newsletter of the Fisheries Research & Development Corporation. It is published quarterly in March, June, September and December. The hard copy version is distributed widely throughout the industry via direct mail. To obtain a hard copy of "FISH", please fill in your details on the FRDC contact page. Information may be reproduced freely as long as it is not for commercial benefit and FRDC's FISH © is acknowledged as the source. Otherwise, reproduction is forbidden without written prior permission of FRDC. FRDC is always happy to receive feedback and story suggestions. Please send these to

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A new FRDC report examines the role that current and developing genetic technologies can play in addressing some of the key issues involved in the exploitation of wild fisheries
Faced with a serious decline in the natural reproduction of mussels in Victoria's Port Phillip Bay, growers entered into an agreement with researchers to establish a mussel hatchery at Queenscliff, successfully reviving their industry
Whether you’re a fisher or a foodie, there is finally a single source for scientifically grounded information on the health of Australia’s key seafood species
How Tom Robinson developed the mobile app Deckhand
Enterprising young oyster farmer Ewan McAsh has returned from the first part of his FRDC-sponsored Nuffield Scholarship travels with plans for the development of his family’s business, including exports to Asia and diversifying production.
The world’s first seafood sensory language will help chefs, retailers, wholesalers and consumers alike appreciate the regional nuances of seafood species
Nuffield schloar Rhys Arangio has been reasearching ways to prevent teh dependance of catches in longline fisheries
A study has combined the techniques of hydrodynamic modelling, plankton sampling and near real- time DNA-based identi cation to locate, identify and assess the biomass of Dhufish eggs and larvae at two sites off the coast of south-west Australia.
A new training program gives shing industry leaders the con dence and key messages to promote a more positive image of the Australian industry
From failed angler to leading shark conservation scientist, Colin Simpfendorfer has come a long way from his childhood days playing in rock pools
Fish has an important role in providing omega-3s to older Australians, which will help them maintain their health and wellbeing.
Seafood Services Australia (SSA), in conjunction with the FRDC, is working on a project designed to develop a consensus on a range of issues affecting the Australian shing and aquaculture sectors
A review of the FRDC’s FISH has revealed strong support for the magazine and also ways to improve the information it delivers to shers
On the verge of retirement, leading Western Australian sheries researcher Rod Lenanton re ects on his career and future challenges for the industry
Traders have a new home and plans to promote seafood in Victoria
The Australian industry is trialling new vacuum-drying technology that speeds up the process and could produce a new range of high-value dried seafood for export to Asia, particularly Hong Kong, China and Japan
With parts of its future uncertain, the fishing and aquaculture industry is at a crossroads, not as a result of its own performance, but because of the public perception of the industry’s overall sustainability globally.
The FRDC is helping to address the shortage of economic expertise to support sheries policy and development of the marine and aquaculture industries
New strategic fisheries and aquaculture research, development & extension (RD&E) priorities have set the direction for further work with Australia’s Indigenous communities.
The Sydney Fish Market farewells Bill Gibson while Grahame Turk and Bryan Skeeper take up new leadership roles,
Potential for Aquarium aqauculture to trail in the Torress Strait Islands in the wake research project