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Autonomous saildrones out and about23rd May 2018

Through the GipNet Environmental Monitoring Research Initiative, CSIRO are trialing the use of a saildrone, a type of Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) to collect a range of oceanic data in Bass Strait. The saildrones are controlled remotely through satellite communications and are powered by wind and solar. They are also equipped with navigation lights, radar reflectors and an Automated Identific...

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Australians eating more sugar than fish…23rd February 2018

The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that in 2011/12, Australians consumed an average of 60 grams of free sugars per day (equivalent to 14 teaspoons of white sugar).   The majority of this (52 grams) from added sugars with the remainder being ‘free’ sugars from things like honey and fruit juice.  Frighteningly, this equates to 22kg of sugar per annum.  The World Hea...

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Bogus Bream22nd December 2017

A company has successfully applied to trademark the name ‘Kariba Bream’ for an imported species with IP Australia. IP Australia is the Australian Government agency that grants intellectual property (IP) rights and legislation relating to patents, trademarks and designs.  IP Australia’ vision is to have a world leading IP system that "builds prosperity for Australia". ...

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Tony’s pink ling with a kick22nd December 2017

SETFIA is encouraging all Australians to enjoy locally sourced, fresh, sustainable seafood this festive season. So, to provide inspiration for your holiday menus we asked Tony Guarnaccia, a fisherman and SETFIA member, to share his favourite seafood recipe with us. Tony’s pink ling with a kick Ingredients 2 medium sized fillets of fresh Austra...

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