FISH Vol 22 1

Fisheries Research & Development Corporation News

FISH is the official newsletter of the Fisheries Research & Development Corporation. It is published quarterly in March, June, September and December. The hard copy version is distributed widely throughout the industry via direct mail. To obtain a hard copy of "FISH", please fill in your details on the FRDC contact page. Information may be reproduced freely as long as it is not for commercial benefit and FRDC's FISH © is acknowledged as the source. Otherwise, reproduction is forbidden without written prior permission of FRDC. FRDC is always happy to receive feedback and story suggestions. Please send these to

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Mysterious deaths and million-dollar losses brought together a highly focused team of experts and supporters to track down the culprits responsible for jeopardising the Southern Bluefin Tuna industry
Latest news in Australian fisheries
Seafood and fishing industry stakeholders have welcomed legislative changes that will allow the FRDC to take on the marketing and promotion of Australia’s world-class fish and seafood produce, and promote recreational fishing or even the world-leading management practices that underpin its fisheries.
Likes, links and tweets are an increasing part of efforts to raise the profile of the best Australian fisheries science and management
An approach to risk management and diversification that embraces the entire seafood supply chain could help the seafood industry to remain strong in the face of changing conditions
The detection and spread of a more virulent strain of Ostreid herpes virus (OsHV 1 μvar), which causes Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome, was a particular concern highlighted at the World Oyster Society’s 5th International Oyster Symposium held in December
The quiet coastal town of Coffin Bay, is renowned for growing Pacific Oysters and Native Oysters
Recording customary fishing techniques provides new tools for sharing stories and teaching the wider public about traditional practices
Algae is one of the rising stars on the aquaculture horizon, but scientist Pia Winberg has been working to consolidate its role as an essential link in sustainable food production for more than a decade
The diverse potential of algae across fuel and food production industries should make them a top priority for research and development globally
Now in its 14th year, the National Seafood Industry Leadership Program (NSILP) is going from strength to strength, with graduates taking leadership roles in a number of state and national industry and government organisations.
Researchers investigate public perceptions of wild-catch fishers and suggest new approaches to improve trust in the industry
The FRDC’s annual report highlights progress in several industry areas while identifying challenges for the future
Improved science and greater collaboration in research and management can emerge from opportunities for scientists and managers from different fields to share their work
An FRDC-funded program facilitating an introduction to the seafood industry for schoolchildren has provided benefits to schools and professional fishers alike