Time to beef up agrifood supply chains
COVID-19 has exposed vulnerabilities in our global food systems, which have become designed around “just-in-time” principles to maximise efficiency. As we start to look at what life will be like after this pandemic, can we reconfigure our supply chains around resilience and sustainability to guard against the impact of future shocks?
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish: Species recognition software for sustainable fisheries
Technology adapted from the security industry is being taken to the oceans to monitor fishing operations, manage the seafood supply chain and ensure the sustainability of our fisheries.
Battle against white spot disease in Australian prawns
CSIRO’s efforts to help the Australian farmed prawn industry recover from this devastating outbreak also required a rapid response to protect a vital research facility that is assisting the industry pick itself back up.
Throwing a more sustainable shrimp on the barbie
With prawn aquaculture on the rise to meet booming global demand, there's a focus on the sustainability of fishmeal feeds that contain wild-caught fish ingredients. Prawn nutrition research has shown the way forward for eliminating that pressure on wild fisheries.
Turning the tide against a deadly oyster virus
When the Australian oyster industry was struck by a potentially lethal virus in 2010, it had a strategic response in place, thanks to an earlier investment in genetic breeding research.
Chile’s salmon industry poised to take a leap forward
After years of crisis in Chile’s burgeoning salmon industry, culminating in riots earlier this year, a CSIRO-developed aquaculture modelling tool is set to transform the sector.
Protection and detection: improving waterway health in India and Australia
Anu Kumar knew that people in India were getting sick from exposure to pesticides and impurities in their waterways, and she wanted to do something to help. Working with Indian women, she was able to improve the health and safety of entire communities. Now, her work in detecting micropollutants is helping to clean up Australian waterways.