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In this issue
States align to raise Snapper from the depths
Bringing communities together in the care and management of Snapper stocks could prove the key to the future of the species By Brad Collis
Australia Day Honours
Seagrasses help fight plastic
International training targets aquatic animal health skills
From surgery on fish to biosecurity plans, aquaculture is expanding, and there is increasing demand for the skills of aquatic animal health experts By Melissa...
Insights from the seafood supply chain
The FRDC finds business confidence in the seafood sector remains positive, although there is more it can do to engage stakeholders By Annabel Boyer...
Management and technology deliver fishery confidence
Australian Longline’s new $40 million, state-of-the-art fishing vessel makes a bold statement about the company’s confidence in the future of fishing By Brad...
NT builds new fishing experiences
New reef design amplifies habitat for northern marine species and opportunities for recreational fishers By Barbara Adam
COVID-19 report finds mixed impacts
A report commissioned by the FRDC has found there is no single seafood industry COVID-19 story, but a range of experiences from positive to catastrophic and everything in...
Support in the workplace
The FRDC has actively promoted workplace wellbeing to support staff through a difficult year By Ilaria Catizone
Healthy fish, healthy harbour
Detailed health assessments on a range of popular recreational and commercial fish species are now a regular part of annual reporting on the health of Queensland’s Gladstone...
Genetics reveals secrets of oyster diversity
Molecular analysis is proving vital in revealing the diversity of Queensland’s native oysters as the development of a new aquaculture initiative accelerates By Catherine...
Trawling international research for better fishing practices
Excess fuel use and unwanted bycatch are ongoing challenges for trawl fishing in Australia and around the world By Matt Broadhurst, Steve Kennelly and Ian...
Rod and reel challenge to capture boutique market
Southern Bluefin Tuna is a premium fish, and it is backed by a good news story of species recovery, but bringing the best of the catch to market requires a concerted effort to meet highly focused...
Study puts a value on Victoria’s seafood sector
Research into the contribution of Victorian fisheries to the state’s economy and community wellbeing highlights opportunities for stronger supply chains and community links By...
Device trials underway to keep sharks from the catch
A range of shark deterrent devices using acoustic, electronic and electromagnetic technologies is being put to the test in Western Australia’s shark hotspots By Catherine...
Crowded out: Pipi dynamics revealed
New fishery management options emerge from a better understanding of the boom-and-bust Pipi life cycle in South Australia Words Melissa Marino
Australia’s international ocean action agenda
Oceans connect us all and the High Level Ocean Panel of government leaders has set a course to share the work needed and the benefits to flow from sustainable ocean environments and...
Taking sustainable seafood – and its story – to the people
The story of Andrew and Renae Tobin’s romance is a tale that involves science, seafood, sustainability … and a semi-trailer By Barbara Adam
Evaluating community engagement 2018-201 Recognising the importance of strategic...