Reeling in fishing gear lost at sea
We have produced the first ever estimate of commercial fishing gear lost in the world’s oceans.
What’s the catch? Fishing boats double to 3.7 million
As demand for fish continues to grow, new research has revealed that the global fishing fleet has doubled to 3.7 million.
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.
Piping hot marine research delivered to your door
Four years of piping hot marine research delivered to your door is dropping knowledge bombs to change your world.
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.
Warming oceans are changing Australia’s fishing industry
A new United Nations report on fisheries and climate change shows that Australian marine systems are undergoing rapid environmental change, with some of the largest climate-driven changes in the Southern Hemisphere.
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.
Eddy currents: enter the whirlpool
What do the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and the Australian freshwater eel have in common?
Super size me! Sponges and more discoveries from Investigator’s north west trip
Following decades of heavy trawling off the north-west shelf of Australia in the 1970s and 1980s, researchers will assess how the region has recovered, providing scientific advice to guide sustainable fishing practices both in Australia and internationally.
The faces that find faceless fishes
Led by Museums Victoria, Sampling the Abyss is a world-first survey to sample life in Australia’s eastern abyss using our research vessel, Investigator. Here's a photo album of just a few of the benthic denizens of the abyss.
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.