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The FRDC sponsors two students prizes to recognise the best presentations at the AMSA conference, an annual gathering of Australia’s leading marine scientists to discuss future research directions. This years winner wer Mitchell Zichke with research on Wahoo as apart of his PHD thesis and Stacey Trevathan-Yacket for her poster on microscale sediment chemistry during seagrass decomposition
For an aquaculturalist, Clive Keenan has an unusual problem. Rather than ensuring his product is kept cold on its way to market, he has to ensure it stays warm.
At the top of the new Australian Government’s ‘to do’ list is wider recognition of the good work it is doing in the area of fisheries management, and improving engagement between industry and the broader community
Sydney’s popular Fish Face restaurant has returned to its roots with Fish and Chips by Fish Face, a new take on Australia’s favourite takeaway.
The seafood industry’s national conference focused on the importance of connecting with consumers and markets in Australia and abroad to tell the industry story.
Professional excellence, innovation and a commitment to sustainable fisheries were among the attributes of those recognised with national industry awards.
Careful preparation and a passion for the product have been crucial in the development of new markets for an old fashioned favourite
In the past six months the operating environment for the FRDC has changed significantly. Amendments to legislation have been proposed that would allow the FRDC to expand its role. At the same time Seafood Services Australia (SSA) has closed.
A pre-assessment for the first of Western Australia’s four fisheries bioregions has been completed, as the state begins the process of achieving environmental sustainability certification for its entire wild-catch seafood industry.
Clint Scharfe suggests that the live export of King Prawns should be revisted after visit to Scotland's Isle of Skye where a premium trade in live langoustine or scampi has been developed
2014 was scheduled to be the last year of operation for the Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (Seafood CRC). However, a one-year extension has been granted, allowing the Seafood CRC to celebrate its eighth birthday and providing more time to prepare an application for a new Seafood CRC.
A commitment to research has helped Clean Seas overcome developmental setbacks on the path improving Yellowtail Kingfish production
Millions of beautiful ornamental fish are imported each year and, despite strict quarantine measures, some might be also importing diseases that threaten domestic fish species and industries
To put contemporary fishing trends into a longer-term context, researchers are mining the memories of Queensland fishers and trawling through 140 years of historical records
It is easy to see how changes in river flows affect trees and waterbirds, but researcher Alison King has taken on the greater challenge of identifying the effects of a river’s fish populations
Huon Aquaculture’s ‘all-in’ approach to biosecurity has earned the company national recognition
Katherine Sarneckis and Kate Brooks were both FRDC-supported graduates of the most recent round of the Australian Rural Leadership Program, a 17-month initiative that equips participants with skills to advance and support their industries and communities
Recreational fishers are helping to revegetate river banks with native plants and improve fish passage along their favourite riverine reaches
Stock assessments, new technology, biotoxin warnings and international marketing were all on the agenda for rocklobster industry participants attending the 8th Rock Lobster Congress in Sydney in September