Fish Vol 23 4

Fisheries Research & Development Corporation News

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Direct contact with customers adds to fishers’ job satisfaction, and brings new opportunities to educate the public
Tips from the kitchen can provide the missing link to bring more customers to seafood more often
Marine science students rise to the challenge of finding new ways to prevent interactions between seals and commercial fishers
Latest news in Australian fisheries
The new minister in charge of fisheries and aquaculture outlined her priorities at the seafood industry’s national conference
Improving community perceptions and seafood prices is the aim of new research to make Australian fisheries and aquaculture more profitable
The FRDC has officially launched its Research, Development and Extension Plan to guide fisheries and aquaculture research priorities to 2020
From a strong field of contenders, new directors have been selected to oversee the future of the FRDC
Australia’s seafood industry came together to celebrate its successes and seek inspiration for the future at its biennial national conference
There is no shortage of passion and commitment to the industry among the winners of the 2015 National Seafood Industry Awards
Innovative Australian research provides greater insight into the age, growth and longevity of valuable crustacean species
New perspectives and initiatives emerge from the latest group of fisheries and aquaculture leadership graduates
Fishers are often at the frontline in close encounters with the weird and wonderful creatures that make up our marine and freshwater environments
Oysters and marine parasites from opposite sides of the country featured in awards recognising great science and great science communication
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the international Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries continues to guide coherent, sustainable fisheries policy around the globe
Lessons learnt at home and overseas have helped Australia to take on the challenges of meeting international best practice for fisheries management
A proactive approach to animal welfare has developed new fish handling strategies for recreational fishers
Local knowledge and networks go a long way to providing accurate aquatic animal disease diagnostics
For maritime anthropologist Tanya King, the people are the most fascinating part of a fishery