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