FISH Vol 23 3

Fisheries Research & Development Corporation News

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Creating direct access from farms to restaurants is providing growers with greater returns and the opportunity to showcase their best oysters
Latest news in Australian fisheries
There is nothing like seeing fish caught firsthand to understand the effort that goes into producing the best-quality product with the lowest impact
Research, development and extension priorities for the next five years aim to ensure Australian fishing and aquaculture measure up to rising expectations for sustainable and ethical behaviour, while optimising the use of our natural resources
The Australian Marine Science Association provides a valuable forum for student researchers to present their work alongside that of experienced researchers
Aussie Wine Month provided the opportunity for a range of local oysters to shine, showcasing distinct regional flavours
Merging indigenous fisheries management and contemporary management frameworks provides an opportunity to get the ‘best of both worlds’
The heightened profile of seismic activity in Australian waters is generating new science about potential effects, answering some questions and dispelling some misconceptions
A new wave of support for recreational fishing, combined with technological advances, is allowing more native species to be cultured as part of stock enhancement initiatives
An award-winning refrigeration redesign is paving the way for new technology and a generational change in the Northern Prawn Fishery
Independent assessment of Western Australia’s fisheries confirms the green credentials of the state’s wild-caught seafood and pearls
The Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (Seafood CRC) officially opened for business on 6 August 2007 and the agreement with the Australian Government ended on the 30 June 2015
From international policymaking to point-of-sale, fisheries need to engage in selling the benefits of their product
Fish ranching with sound was among the diverse range of future possibilities presented at the WAS 2015 conference
As host of the World Aquaculture Society’s 2015 annual conference, South Korea profiled the successes and challenges of its industry
Farmers and fishers have created new connections in a campaign to preserve the seagrasses that are an essential part of the aquatic ecosystem at Gippsland’s Corner Inlet
The oceans, art and community all come together in Western Australia to showcase creativity and care for the local environment
Strategies to optimise use of fishery resources and adapt to changing industry conditions were a key focus of the biennial Trans-Tasman Rock Lobster Industry Conference
When the first batch of Atlantic Salmon eggs arrived in Tasmania from Gaden Hatchery in New South Wales in July 1984, it was a pivotal moment for the development of aquaculture in Australia.
The new national curriculum requires school students to learn about Australian fisheries, and new resources are making it as easy as possible for teachers
Research on the Great Barrier Reef has identified a sea cucumber harvesting strategy with global application
Creating standards for the Australian fishing industry will help to ensure consistency and confidence in the way seafood is produced and marketed, ultimately improving sales and profitability
Connecting with the community is a crucial part of Damien Bell’s efforts to ensure the long-term sustainability and social acceptability of his fishery