Fisheries

seagrass

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

Blue swimmer crabs in a crate labelled as Certified Sustainable Seafood MSC with the blue tick

How a market-based mechanism designed to recognise and reward sustainable fishing practices captures social benefits; a case study of the Marine Stewardship Council’s Fisheries Standard applied in Western Australia.

A fishing boat (left) and a blast explosion in the water (right)

CSIRO is working with Microsoft and fisheries experts to harness robot and human-derived intelligence in the fight against illegal fishing.

Wide shot of a prawn trawler

An El Niño event in 2015-16 led to the lowest ever catch in redlegs. Fisheries must work with research to climate-proof their management.

Super-wide view of a beach with ocean in the distance.

What if we could imagine a better, more sustainable future for our oceans? Future Seas 2030 is an innovative, interdisciplinary project doing exactly that.

Norwegian fish farm for salmon growing

With Australia expecting a population growth of 35 million people by 2049, delivering food and energy security will be critical. But how do we meet this growing demand and deliver outcomes that are sustainable and productive?

Drone image of a fishing vessel in port

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.

fish pens on the ocean

Scientists take a close look at what’s behind low-oxygen levels under salmon farms in Tasmania’s Macquarie Harbour.

Black tiger prawns in hand

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.