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PUBLISHED 1 Oct 2020
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In this issue

Environmental updates in a heartbeat

Real-time reports from sentinel oysters could provide an early warning of changing water conditions. By Jen Marshall Under the surface of the D’Entrecasteaux...

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In brief

SIA appoints new CEO Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) has appointed Veronica Papacosta as its new CEO, taking over the role from Jane...

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Multi pronged strategy targets invasive urchins

A coalition of research, government and industry partners is working to bring invasive sea urchins under control in Tasmania, with a mix of biological and market solutions By...

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Obituaries

A legacy of collaboration Vale Colin Creighton, AM 29 February 1959 – 9 August 2020 One of Australia’s leading environmental...

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Opportunities for expansion in northern Australia

With potenial new industries ripe for development in northern Australia, collaborative efforts will be key to success. By Rebecca Thyer Sweet-tasting and...

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Research and Development Plan lifts off to further engagement

The FRDC’s new R&D Plan sets the organisation on a more flexible, consultative path to achieve outcomes for Australia’s diverse fishing and aquaculture stakeholders. After more than...

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Breeding efforts enhance production for Sydney Rock Oysters

Greater control over breeding processes is producing faster-growing, fatter and more resilient Sydney Rock Oysters, helping the native species gain ground in the marketplace. By...

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Seafood's brand Australia: a decade of lessons

The evolution towards an industry-wide approach to marketing Australian seafood continues, with government funding adding momentum. By Peter Horvat When it...

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Finding the balance in a life aquatic

Good relationships are the backbone of Mervi Kangas’s life’s work on the water, as she strives to ensure commercial fisheries remain sustainable By Melissa...

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Abalone case study in aquaculture resilience

Lessons in biosecurity and diversification have paid off for a leading Australian Abalone producer, providing valuable business resilience in the face of market disruptions. By...

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Prawn fishery counts its natural capital

Natural capital accounting can help fisheries businesses assess the risks and opportunities associated with the ecosystem assets they rely on. By Dyani Lewis and Catherine...

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Creating a shellfish reef from scratch

A biosecurity risk analysis is underway to assess using recycled oyster shells to restore lost shellfish reefs. By Gio Braidotti It is estimated more than 85...

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Science briefs

Mussels record Aboriginal history on the River Murray Radiocarbon dating of river mussel shells from a midden site in South Australia has dated Aboriginal occupation of the area to...

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Abalone AI in for the count

AI technology offers the potential to help producers improve animal welfare and analyse data for better decision-making. By Catherine Norwood A project to...

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What we value

The COVID-19 crisis has given many Australians a new-found appreciation for the simple things in life. For many there is also a welcome and new sense of confidence in the processes and people who...

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Rural industries on track with trust

Research into community trust and acceptance of rural industries indicates Australians believe fishers, farmers and foresters play an important role in society. By Catherine...

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Assessing end of life benefits for ocean infrastructure

Marine life is quick to colonise built structures in ocean environments, leading to a rethink on what happens to such structures at the end of their commercial life. By Barbara...

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Central source for safety

A central web portal being developed will provide a one-stop shop for those in the fishing and aquaculture sectors looking for information about workplace health and safety. By...

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Final reports

Abalone quota-setting workshop 2019-162 Representatives from the Western Australian...

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Australian seafood industry launches mental health pilot program

A new initiative provides support from within local fishing communities to help fishers manage the psychological impacts of industry challenges. A new national mental health program has...

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