FISH Vol 27 4

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The future is coming and with it comes change. We will each plan, prepare and deal with it in our own way. This ‘FUTURE FISH’ edition is our way of taking stock, highlighting some issues and pondering what may happen and where we could go into the future.
In planning for the future of fisheries, the FRDC’s Managing Director Patrick Hone says asking the right questions and embracing change will be crucial
A new approach is needed to prepare Australia’s fishing and seafood sector for a complex and technologically interconnected future
With four decades of experience in the fishing industry, CEO of Austral Fisheries David Carter says the wild harvest seafood sector needs to keep the long game in mind if it wants to remain relevant as a respected and responsible food provider
Far from being a dwindling resource, Australia’s wild fisheries have the capacity to provide double the volumes currently harvested
Indigenous philosophies of sustainability and reciprocity could be integrated into the management of Australia’s fisheries as a whole, says Stan Lui, chair of the FRDC’s Indigenous Reference Group
Age-old Indigenous methods of fishing and resource management are combining with modern science to tackle fisheries challenges and provide sustainable futures for local communities
From Indigenous fisheries to the latest technologies, the World Fisheries Congress in Adelaide will bring together diverse perspectives in research and practice
Recreational fishers have an important role to play in increasing the abundance and resilience of our fish stocks, says Andrew Roland, leader of Western Australia’s peak recfish organisation
Initiatives that target women and help build their confidence with the rod and reel are part of efforts to make recreational fishing more inclusive and to create a larger and more diverse community of participants
The redevelopment of the Sydney Fish Market
Aquaculture will bring technological advances and evolving workforce opportunities as the sector develops new species for farming, says leading Atlantic Salmon producer Frances Bender
Australian aquaculture is coming of age with increasing scale and diversity
At Toomulla Beach near Townsville, in Queensland’s north, a former prawn farm is being given new life, farming two crustacean species that are emerging onto the Australian aquaculture scene: Moreton Bay Bugs (Thenus australiensis) and Ornate Tropical Rock Lobsters (Panulirus ornatus).
Beyond the populism of vegan superfoods, plastics alternatives and climate solutions, there is gathering research interest and financial support for seaweeds which could underpin a new plant-focused approach to aquaculture in Australia
Advances in food technologies are creating ‘new’ products that cater to changing consumer trends, including a focus on the broader environmental impacts and welfare issues associated with food choices
As a long-time fisher, and current chair of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Stuart Richey reflects on the trends and challenges for the Australian seafood industry and the safety of its marine workplaces
The latest phase of innovation is one more in the long history of human development that has allowed society to progress as we find easier, more efficient and more productive ways to do things, such as producing food and managing fisheries
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