FISH Vol 25 4

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Canada's recreational fishing successes inspire Australian delegates taking part in an international conference and study tour
The combination of fisheries and start-up science is set to accelerate innovation and the commercialisation of new ideas in the sector
Up for a challenge, the team assessing the national judged Fish and Chip Award traversed the country in search of Australia's best
The FRDC's first People's Choice Fish and Chips Awards provide lessons for next year while raising the profile of seafood in Australia
A new business-to-business system of fisheries risk ratings provides easy-to-use information that helps seafood buyers source products with more confidence
Access to new information, inspiration, networking and reporting on the industry's progress to stakeholders are all part of the seafood sector's biennial national gathering
The seafood industry's "night of nights" celebrates outstanding performers showing the way for future success
From fisheries resources to seafood consumption, conversations are underway to maximise investment and outcomes in the evolving data landscape
The potential to make more from fisheries data through digitisation and technology uptake is gaining momentum
More than 15 years ago, the New Zealand government outsourced a range of services from its Ministry of Fisheries to a newly created, industry-owned business, FishServe
The first biological evaluation of Brownlip Abalone reveals it is Australia's fastest-growing abalone species
New perspectives and broader communication were themes at this year's leadership program
More information on the recreational take is emerging from the development of the Track My Fish app, which in turn is leading to better recreational fishing
Machine intelligence underlies a new, more efficient and profitable way to manage oyster harvests
'Hearing' damage in Southern Rock Lobsters and a flinch response in Scallops are two effects identified in world-leading research into the long-term impact of seismic surveys on marine animals
Queensland research is challenging traditional understanding of fisheries and habitats, with new decision-making matrices to map species' needs
The restoration of an Aboriginal trail on the NSW south coast provides the opportunity to celebrate and re-engage the community with ancient sea country connections
The latest developments in research, science, technology and marketing presented at the 2017 NSW Oyster Conference show how growers in the state are taking greater control of their fate
NSW oyster growers are joining forces to promote Sydney Rock Oysters as an alternative to the more widely available Pacific Oyster, which has suffered reduced supplies in the wake of recent Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) outbreaks.
The FRDC’s revamped websites will provide unprecedented access to fisheries information for diverse audiences, from consumers and fishers to researchers, traders, managers and the media
A proactive approach to building relationships and collaborative research are part of Kyri Toumazos’s style in improving respect for the commercial seafood sector and enhancing its prospects