FISH Vol 27 3

Fisheries Research & Development Corporation News

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As oyster production rebuilds to near normal following the devastation of disease in Tasmania, producers continue to focus on research and management that will improve the industry’s resilience

New information about the proportion of Western Rock Lobsters joining the annual migration – and where they go to – has potential implications for management of this high-value fishery

Latest science in Australian fisheries

Fishers and their reasons for fishing are as diverse as the species targeted, but Western Australian research is uncovering common values around restocking estuaries

Recent research from the FRDC sheds light on the consumption habits and experiences of Australian seafood consumers, providing a refreshed understanding of the challenges facing the seafood industry

Value-added products provide pockets of growth for fish and seafood, tapping into retail produce convenience trends

Three Tasmanian seafood sectors have joined forces with national and international researchers to ensure food safety and develop new strategies to minimise the impacts of toxic algae blooms on seafood supplies

One of Australia’s oldest and most extensive Indigenous aquaculture sites has received World Heritage recognition

The business-to-business potential for selling online is showing promise for seafood producers in Australia and around the world

A new database that identifies the make-up of different Australian wild and farmed prawns at an atomic level will provide all players in the supply chain with confidence in the integrity of a homegrown product

Australia is preparing to host one of the largest gatherings of fisheries stakeholders to discuss the latest advances in fisheries worldwide, with a focus on sustainability and collaboration.

A deeper understanding of societal support can provide the fishing and aquaculture industry with a greater chance of achieving the outcomes they want

Value-added products provide pockets of growth for fish and seafood, tapping into retail produce convenience trends

Preparation that includes both emergency beacons on vessels and weather-related risk management training is highlighted in a new report on safety for commercial fishers

Travel bursaries have provided the opportunity for young seafood leaders to bring home new ideas and inspiration to address local industry issues

With no tariffs on Australian seafood exported to China, government and industry groups are working together to expand the list of eligible products

Innovation in the seafood sector is turning fish waste into a (literal) dog’s breakfast

The capacity for Indigenous involvement in fisheries and aquaculture is growing through an approach that puts communication at its core

Capacity has been built to protect NSW consumers of Spanish Mackerel from the southward migration of ciguatera fish poisoning

As a leading fisheries ‘knowledge broker’ and scientist, Ian Knuckey says the active involvement of fishers from all sectors is essential to improve resource management and ensure a sustainable future for fisheries