Speaking out – with influence – on climate change and other complex fisheries and NRM challenges

Fresh Australian Blue Swimmer Crabs

For people who want to improve the way our unique and valuable (both intrinsic and commercial) fisheries, oceans and other natural resources are managed, then this advice from The Conversation, by the ANU’s Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Public Awareness of Science Rod Lamberts, is highly relevant, up to date and VALUABLE…  Influence […]

Build a Bridge: Peter O’Brien’s tips to better connect research and policy

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Peter O’Brien, FRDC Director and Professorial Fellow at the University of Canberra’s Murray Darling Futures Program has written this interesting piece for The Conversation about improving government policy development by integrating specialist knowledge and research outcomes more effectively. In an age where evidence based policy seems to be in decline; with some vitally important policy positions (Carbon Tax comes […]

CO2 driven Ocean Acidification – the Sleeping Giant

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Ocean Acidification, driven primarily by massive oceanic absorption of atmospheric CO2, is already changing ocean productivity and ecosystem functioning.  It has the potential to dramatically impact some commercial fisheries, and the broader resilience of the marine environment. This up-to-date piece from the Seattle Times provides an excellent overview of what it is, how it’s impacting […]

Australian Marine & Fisheries Research

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) The FRDC is Australia’s leading agency concerned with planning, investing in, and managing fisheries research, development and extension. Its stated mission is to maximise economic, environmental and social benefits for its stakeholders (the Australian Government, wild catch fisheries and aquaculture, and recreational and indigenous fishers) through effective investment and partnership in fisheries related RD&E. […]