A new study has, for the first time, put a dollar value on the contribution of Australia’s coastal ecosystems as breeding grounds for fish.
Ensuring their businesses are sustainable and therefore seen as more socially acceptable to local communities, are the two leading factors driving Western Australian commercial fisheries to seek MSC certification – according to new research by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Commonwealth Scientific and…
Oxygen loss in the warming waters of the California Current System (CCS) is projected to lower the region’s Metabolic Index – the temperature-dependent ratio of oxygen supply to species’ metabolic demand – to below critical levels, limiting the habitats available to marine species living there,…
The ornamental fish trade in Australia has an estimated value of about $350 million, with 12 to 14 million fish imported each year. While this trade is great for the economy it can also be a significant biosecurity risk if exotic fishes were to be…
Research shows that building genuine relationships with the communities they operate in is more important for aquaculture companies than environmental, social or economic factors in determining whether that company gains and maintains social licence to operate (SLO) in New Zealand.
‘No-take’ marine reserves – where fishing is banned – can reverse the decline in the world’s coral reef shark populations caused by overfishing, according to an Australian study.