FISH Vol 24 3

Fisheries Research & Development Corporation News

FISH is the official newsletter of the Fisheries Research & Development Corporation. It is published quarterly in March, June, September and December. The hard copy version is distributed widely throughout the industry via direct mail. To obtain a hard copy of "FISH", please fill in your details on the FRDC contact page. Information may be reproduced freely as long as it is not for commercial benefit and FRDC's FISH © is acknowledged as the source. Otherwise, reproduction is forbidden without written prior permission of FRDC. FRDC is always happy to receive feedback and story suggestions. Please send these to

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An initiative to 'crowd-source' ideas from industry could see prawn bycatch in the north reduced by more than 30 per cent

The radioactive signature from nuclear testing in Australia is providing crucial information about vulnerable lungfish populations

Latest news in Australian fisheries

Tracing the steps of Australia's Yellowtail Kingfish on route to international destinations

The latest in industry news

The 2016 World Fisheries Congress in Busan gave Australian delegates a head start on making the next event, in Adelaide, a success

Innovation in processing and product development is identifying new opportunities to increase the value of waste in the seafood sector

A weekend retreat launches new connections for Victoria’s Taungurung people and traditional fishing practices

The FRDC is adopting a more flexible approach to the application, submission and assessment of research funding proposals

Negotiating the diverse interests of fisheries stakeholders requires strong leadership and vision

Executive director Patrick Hone reflects on his time with the FRDC and charts some of its major changes as it celebrates 25 years

A diverse range of stakeholders keen to improve marine productivity are coming together to investigate the potential benefits of shellfish reef restoration

Educating the food sector about the sustainability of Australia’s fisheries remains an important focus for the FRDC

Innovation is critical to the future of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture production. So how does Australia’s performance stack up?

Atlantic Salmon and abalone are the focus of FRDC award-winning PhD presentations

New technology and more sophisticated data systems are helping fishers and managers offer greater assurance on sustainable fishing practices

A coordinated, inter-agency approach is being formulated to support the development of aquaculture in the west

New information about the Maugean Skate’s life and habits has prompted changes to the management of Macquarie Harbour to protect this endangered species

Chance transformed Fritz Drenkhahn from electrician to commercial fisher, while love of the job ignited a desire to help secure a long-term future for the fisheries sector