FISH Vol 22 3

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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Research into the life cycle of Tasmania’s periwinkles shines a light on the untapped potential of this niche seafood product
Economic modelling is helping managers and fishers deal with uncertainty while assessing the trade-offs required to balance the environmental and financial sustainability of the industry
Technology, institutional changes and aquaculture have positioned fisheries to deal with the challenges of the future
Consultation is providing valuable insight into the benefits of and potential improvements to our national fishing and aquaculture strategy
Highly scrutinised and highly responsive to industry criticism, aquaculture has the opportunity to set the benchmark in sustainable food production
Latest news in Australian fisheries
No exploration of Tasmania’s finest food offerings would be complete without seafood
Translating industry’s thoughts about marketing into action that will add value to Australia’s seafood harvest is one of the next big challenges for the FRDC
More sophisticated approaches to fishing and aquaculture research are combining public and private-sector capabilities, while striving to find the balance between fundamental science and industry-specific needs
The latest addition to Australia’s marine research capacity is set to revolutionise ocean research, with open access to far more detailed data than has ever been available before
Gene technology offers new hope for carp-free rivers after many years of trials
Collaborative research and practical benchmarks to assess the success of fisheries management were among key topics for discussion when the nation’s marine scientists came together in July
Sydney’s largest top-end seafood supplier has developed a program to help restaurants make sustainable seafood choices
Seafood is an international commodity and a new benchmarking initiative for certification programs aims to help buyers compare the product credentials no matter where they came from and who certified them
Two of Australia’s leading young oyster farmers report on their experiences as part of the Australian Rural Leadership Program
Early warning and a proactive approach are helping Tasmania find solutions to its emerging sea urchin problem
Traditionally focused on the technical and biological details of fisheries, a recent congress urged researchers to consider the potential of combining traditional knowledge with science
Rodney Treloggen has retired from the Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishermen’s Association after almost 30 years of involvement
Three of this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours recipients have been recognised for their many years of service to diverse aspects of Australia’s fisheries-related industries and communities: freshwater research, game fishing and aquaculture
The desire to make an impact led scientist Renae Tobin to chart a new course that could better influence fisheries policy making and public perceptions
Three days, 50 students and a diverse range of presenters combine to explore marine and seafood industry career opportunities
Oysters Australia is testing the effectiveness of increasing sales by targeting customers in seafood retail stores