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In this issue
Benefit test to optimise research investment
Ongoing assessment of project outcomes is helping the FRDC ensure it gets the best return from its research dollars By Catherine Norwood
Seafood dining shares culture
Tasmania’s rich traditional fishing culture could provide new fishing and food opportunities for Aboriginal Tasmanians By Christine Fotis
A home-grown seafood future
Working at the forefront of an emerging sector has provided Ian Lyall with plenty of challenges and a passion for aquaculture By Catherine Norwood
Seafood quality frozen in time
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 Story and...
Direct approach to China
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...
Saltmarsh value to fisheries productivity uncovered
Saltmarshes receive new recognition for their crucial role in the food chain and the economic productivity of coastal fisheries By Aisling Fontanini
Market science identifies consumer triggers
Smart strategies and partnerships have provided the pathway to success for the Love Australian Prawns campaign
Farmed kelp to balance nutrients
The success of native kelp propagation offers new cropping opportunities and broader environmental benefits By Catherine Norwood
In defence of fishers’ social licence
Opportunities abound for fishers who recognise the value of social licence, but serious danger lies in ignoring the issue By Melissa Marino
Nominate for science awards
Rock oysters show their tropical potential
Despite the unique challenges of aquaculture in northern Australia, the commercial potential of native Blacklip Oysters is gathering momentum By Annabel...
Seabed mapping paints clearer trawl picture
The first national study of Australia’s trawling footprint has identified contact with less than 3.5 per cent of the seabed By Melissa Marino
The push for blue carbon
While blue-carbon scenarios abound, investment hinges on the details – including the development of a rigorous, internationally accepted accounting system By Bianca Nogrady...
Taking on the plastic problem
Preventing plastic from entering the marine food chain and maiming ocean wildlife is driving efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle Story Catherine Norwood Photos Southern...
Where to next for recfishing research?
The diversity of recreational fishers adds to the complex task of defining the recfishing experience, and the challenge of identifying research priorities By Catherine...
Fish stocks update
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 By Annabel...
Yellowtail Kingfish growing availability for consumers
New information on what to feed Yellowtail Kingfish, and when, will help produce more fish more quickly for the domestic white fish market By Catherine...
ENVIRONMENT: Seabirds drawn to plastics