Busting illegal fishing and associated crime
New research suggests there’s little evidence connecting illegal fishing to organised crimes, such as drug trafficking, human trafficking, slavery and arms smuggling.
Science in lockdown: monitoring our sea animals during the pandemic
What does science during a lockdown look like? Our researchers are still checking in on their ocean animal friends during the pandemic.
Fishers reel in record-breaking Southern Bluefin tuna
A record-breaking tuna first tagged in the Great Australian Bight in 1994 is giving scientists a rare glimpse into the life of these ocean marathon runners.
Reeling in smart tech for sustainable fishing
Could technology change the face of fishing? We asked our experts to reflect on one of our winning competition entries as part of this World Oceans Day series.
Throwback Thursday: our ocean exploration glow ups
Ocean technology is helping us to answer the question of ‘what exactly is out there?’ And shine a light on unexplored ecosystems and species. But how did we arrive here?
What’s in a name? Not all sharks are the same
With more than 500 shark species globally, new research suggests using shark species names could help manage shark conservation.
Why marine protected areas are often not where they should be
Biodiversity is often highest in places with human activity. The fishing industry has shown we can often have it both ways: maintain important livelihoods while protecting precious marine life.
Coronavirus is hurting Australia’s lobster export market
The abrupt downturn in seafood consumption in China is wreaking havoc on the traditional fishers of the Torres Strait and other Australian fishing communities.
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.
Tuna tissue tells tale of climate change
We've used the tissues of tuna to detect signals of climate change in the oceanic food web, indicating large-scale change in our marine ecosystems.
Reeling in fishing gear lost at sea
We have produced the first ever estimate of commercial fishing gear lost in the world’s oceans.