FISH Vol 27 1

Fisheries Research & Development Corporation News

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Despite the unique challenges of aquaculture in northern Australia, the commercial potential of native Blacklip Oysters is gathering momentum
Latest news in Australian fisheries
Latest science in Australian fisheries
Ongoing assessment of project outcomes is helping the FRDC ensure it gets the best return from its research dollars
New species and new ways of analysing data make the latest reports on Australian Fish stocks the most comprehensive yet – and available on your smartphone
New information on what to feed Yellowtail Kingfish, and when, will help produce more fish more quickly for the domestic white fish market
Smart strategies and partnerships have provided the pathway to success for the Love Australian Prawns campaign
Traditional importers, hotels, restaurants, wet markets and e-commerce deliveries of live rock lobsters to consumers’ homes are all part of the mix for the Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative’s venture into China
Saltmarshes receive new recognition for their crucial role in the food chain and the economic productivity of coastal fisheries
While blue-carbon scenarios abound, investment hinges on the details – including the development of a rigorous, internationally accepted accounting system
The diversity of recreational fishers adds to the complex task of defining the recfishing experience, and the challenge of identifying research priorities
The success of native kelp propagation offers new cropping opportunities and broader environmental benefits
When it comes to seafood, ‘fresh is best’ has been the mantra for eons. But is it? A fascinating food science project may lead to a challenging rethink of this belief
Preventing plastic from entering the marine food chain and maiming ocean wildlife is driving efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle
The first national study of Australia’s trawling footprint has identified contact with less than 3.5 per cent of the seabed
Opportunities abound for fishers who recognise the value of social licence, but serious danger lies in ignoring the issue
Tasmania’s rich traditional fishing culture could provide new fishing and food opportunities for Aboriginal Tasmanians
Working at the forefront of an emerging sector has provided Ian Lyall with plenty of challenges and a passion for aquaculture