The Winanga-y way: developing Indigenous pathways
We’re recruiting five Indigenous post-doctoral fellows in the area of agriculture and food.
Australia’s abalone disease outbreak
A disease not seen in Australia’s wild abalone population for 11 years has resurfaced, and it’s a massive challenge for our abalone industry.
Outbreak ready: working to prevent human and animal disease
Our scientists continue their important work safeguarding human and animal health from disease, while we strive for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Prawn stars: Five facts about Aussie prawns
New technology is allowing our farmers to grow even more prawns, and reduce the need to import prawns to meet consumer demand.
Game on: using augmented reality in prawn farming
We’re using gaming platforms, sensor technologies and next-gen data interaction techniques to help prawn farmers make decisions. Check out what we did at the recent D61+Live to demo the tech.
Sex lives of flies could be key to tackling food waste
Our insect behaviour experts have gone under the sheets to find out what gets flies in the mood in a bid to produce more eggs for food waste management.
Love fish? Choose a range when selecting seafood.
Our research shows that huge economic and environmental benefits could come from fully using fish now discarded. If all of the edible fish caught was kept and sold, both the sustainability and profitability of fishing would significantly improve.
Here’s the seafood Australians eat (and what we should be eating)
Over 85 per cent of seafood caught in Australia is sustainable. However, just because a fish is sustainably caught, it doesn’t make it the most nutritious and healthy option – and vice versa. We've compared the two to see what seafood is both sustainable and nutritious.
The Midas lunch: we fed prawns gold and sifted through the mess, for science
The secret to better prawn health could be in their digestive system, and feeding them gold could help to provide the answer.
Teams of scientists + business mentors = ON Demo Night 2018
What happens when you pair up teams of scientists with business mentors and set them developing for three months? ON Accelerate.
Beefing up our prawns
Most farmed prawns are fed wild-harvest fishmeal, contributing to strain on global fish stocks. Our scientists have created a plant-based solution that also makes the prawns healthier and grow on average 20–30 per cent faster.