Adding up the human factors in traditional lobster fishing
Lifestyles of some 78 million people worldwide depend on small scale fisheries; that includes the communities of the Torres Strait and the suitably-named ornate rock lobster. Managing those small fisheries for future sustainability has been a long-term, and on-going, project.
State of the Environment: Marine environment
The east-coast population of humpback whales has seen a comeback - what could they tell us about the marine environment? Long-term data allows for better monitoring of Australia's ocean environment in the latest State of the Environment Report.
Next gen sequencing means a brighter future for yellowfin tuna
New molecular techniques have shown that the population dynamics of yellowfin tuna in the Pacific Ocean are not as we thought. Further application of these techniques may herald a more scientific approach to management of ocean fisheries, and help curb illegal fishing.
Research leaves a legacy for Australia’s fisheries
Australia’s fishing zone is the world’s third largest, and the $2.4 billion commercial fishing and aquaculture industry employs over 11,000 people. Research helps keep the industry and the marine ecosystem sustainable.