FISH Vol 26 1

Fisheries Research & Development Corporation News

Celebrating International Women's Day 2018 

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A step forward in monitoring and surveillance is helping fishers and shellfish producers address risks that have begun blooming with increased regularity in the southern waters
Product safety, waste prevention and reputation protection all benefit from increased monitoring for algal toxins
Latest news in Australian fisheries
Science news from Australian fisheries
Rising demand for high-quality product includes a focus on processing and preparation techniques to optimise flavour, shelf life and handling
Evaluating the impact of research will help to maximise the outcomes for future funding
Smarter technology could be the drawcard that brings new respect and a new generation to the fishing industry
The latest additions to Australia’s fishing fleet are lighter and faster, and have more capacity and improved working conditions
While fishers are proud producers of an essential food, research is identifying new processes that have the potential to increase marketability and bring more of the local harvest to our tables
Processing technologies standard in other food sectors are now being adapted and trialled for the seafood sector through a range of FRDC post-harvest and waste-prevention research projects.
With an in-depth look at fisheries management regimes around the world, Wayne Dredge has come to a clear position on what is needed to encourage innovation and efficiency in Australia’s fisheries
A focus on new opportunities to involve fishers in policymaking brings an international Nuffield Scholar to Australia
International experts gather to help Australia’s Atlantic Salmon industry navigate a course for sustainable growth
Large datasets and modelling tools are creating new capability for both the sustainable harvest and conservation of seabed ecologies
Traditional methods of recording a fisher’s catch take on new meaning
A national discussion is underway on how to improve recreational fishing and share the many benefits it offers with more Australians
A look back at the last financial year shows that addressing the environmental factors that affect fishing continues to dominate research, but investment out of the water is also providing good returns
Gloria Jones and her daughter Christine Jackson are at the forefront of environmental and industry advances, and paving the way for women in fishing Australia-wide to be heard