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Artificial reefs: developing new farms

Discover a new type of fish farming. The Western Australian Government is building two prototype reefs to demonstrate how artificial reefs can be friendly to the environment and increase fish numbers. Watch as Brad Adams, an abalone farmer, shows you his experimental reefs. See how successful he is at sourcing his abalone ...

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Artificial reefs and the 'wild-caught' industry

Join abalone farmer Brad Adams under water as he shows you the site of his abalone farm. Brad explains why his abalone are classed as 'wild-caught'. Find out about the role that artificial reefs will play in his expanding farming operation.

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Mussels on the market

A seafood company in Triabunna, south-eastern Tasmania, has embarked on a new endeavour: growing and harvesting mussels. Although mussels are nutritious and relatively easy to cook, Australia's consumption levels are very low compared to those in other places in the world. Could the company's new product change the way ...

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Environmental fears over proposed barramundi farm

Managed fish farms are often touted as a sustainable solution to the problem of overfishing. However, a proposed sea cage barramundi farm near Darwin has drawn criticism from environmentalists as well as local fisherman. These groups are concerned about the farm's environmental impact, citing damage caused by similar projects ...

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The Conversation: aquaculture

This resource consists of a number of news articles and analytical pieces under the topic of aquaculture, within which there is one article that investigates the role of sustainable fish farming as world fish production overtakes world beef production. The article compares the environmental impact of both trawl fishing ...

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Down on the mussel farm in Tasmania

Australia's largest and deepest mussel farm is located in the pristine waters on Tasmania's east coast. Watch this clip to find out about blue-lipped mussels growing in Spring Bay Seafoods' 1,700 hectare farm and the aquatic environment that supports them. This is a farm quite unlike most farms you may be familiar with.

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Aquaculture fishes for the future

We all have the ability to make choices. When it comes to the food we choose to eat, some of our decisions could lead to large changes in food production. Choosing farmed fish supports the aquaculture industry. While this industry is not without its own environmental issues, can it contribute to sustainable fish stocks?

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Exploring industries

Look at the range of jobs in the seafood industry and related industry sectors. Trace the career path of an aquaculture technician. Look at her reasons for choosing the industry and studying certificate and diploma courses. Answer questions about career planning. For example, identify advantages of looking at a broad range ...

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Brooklyn in 1924

This is an excerpt from a 1924 silent documentary that was probably entitled 'Hawkesbury River and Wiseman's Ferry'. The excerpt features footage of the Brooklyn area, north of Sydney, New South Wales, on the Hawkesbury River. It shows sheds, jetties with moored small boats, houses in the bush above, and sandstone outcrops. ...

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Giant freshwater prawn, 1973

This is a black-and-white photograph of a giant freshwater prawn, caught near Darwin, Northern Territory, in April 1973. It depicts the prawn measured against a ruler showing metric and imperial units.

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Sorting mother-of-pearl shells, Broome, c1953

This is a black-and-white photograph measuring 18.7 cm x 24.5 cm, showing three Malay or Indonesian men grading and sorting mother-of-pearl shells in Broome, Western Australia in about 1953. The photograph was taken by the famous Australian photographer Frank Hurley.

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'Along the north west coast of Australia', 1917

This is an excerpt from a sepia-toned black-and-white silent compilation of film footage believed to have been taken by William Jackson during a 1917 expedition to the Kimberley area of Western Australia. The excerpt shows several stages in the mother-of-pearl industry. First, the oyster shells are turned from one side ...

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Oyster Farmer, 2004: 'Everyone needs a drama'

This clip from a 2004 Australian feature film is divided into three distinct scenes. The first has Jack (Alex O'Lachlan) and Skippy (Jack Thompson) discussing love and life while fishing. A reunited Brownie and Trish (David Field and Kerry Armstrong) are then shown planning to retrieve an oyster lease, and the final scene ...

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The power of food

This is a compilation of three teaching sequences about food security. It includes sections on countries and their levels of food security and insecurity, hunger worldwide, programs working to improve food security, and approaches to food security. It introduces this important global issue and provides source material, ...

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Food animal production - lesson

This is a resource for teachers about different methods of food animal production and the impact they have on health, communities, animal welfare and the environment. It includes a 140-minute lesson plan; background reading; vocabulary definitions and slides. Topics include the health, environmental, social and economic ...

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Borneo Live Reef Fish Trade

This nearly 13 minute video segment from Catalyst explains how Fisheries scientists warn that if fishing around the world continues at its current pace, more and more species will vanish. The coral triangle is one particular area where biodiversity is at risk, and the top predator appears to be humans.

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Sustainable table: fishy business

This is a website about the key issues affecting the world seafood industry, with a particular focus on the development of a more sustainable one. There are sections on the current industry; 'more' and 'less' sustainable species; consumer behaviour; the key issues; suggestions to achieve a sustainable seafood industry; ...

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Rice and aquaculture in Vietnam

This is a video about small-scale farming in Vietnam. It includes the issues surrounding food production in Vietnam and two case studies of farming families. One case study is about a family in northern Vietnam that produces rice, fruit and some dairy to meet their own survival needs. The second case study is about a family ...

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Water reservoirs as climate change adaptation

This is a video about water availability for people living in the Peruvian Andes. It includes vision and information about water scarcity in this region and details of a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations funded project involving the creation of a sustainable water management program. The program involves ...

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Harvesting the future

This is a video about a project in Cambodia that aims to improve the rice farming industry by providing farmers with tarpaulins and rice grain storage bins. The video includes information and images about the importance of rice farming for this region; traditional rice cultivation methods including growing, drying, threshing ...