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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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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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Fish cannery at Eden, NSW, 1956

This is a black-and-white photograph of a production line at a fish cannery at Eden, on the south coast of New South Wales, in 1956. Female workers are filling cans with pieces of tuna. On the left-hand side, the woman with her left arm stretched out is Jean Fletcher and next to her is Joan Davidson. In the dark top, two ...

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The Food Lovers' Guide to Australia, 2004: An ancient trade

This clip shows SBS reporter Joanna Savill on a small boat talking with a diver who harvests trepang (also called sea cucumber) off Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory. The catch is transferred to the mother boat and another trepang fisherman states that from the 1700s, before white settlement, traders from the Celebes ...

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Māori women preparing seafood at Owae Marae

This is a colour photograph of six Māori women preparing mussels to eat. Four sit around a low basin filled with mussels, working on the shellfish with short knives. Three wear headscarves and aprons, while the fourth has plaits, a brimmed hat, and white gumboots. Three large pots and a carton with the words ’Diet Spread‘ ...

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Marlene Drummond recalls the Eden fish cannery, 2005

This is an edited sound recording of Marlene Drummond recalling her 32 years as a production-line worker in a fish cannery at Eden on the south coast of New South Wales. Drummond tells how fish was packed in cans by hand before being weighed and then sealed. She also recalls how the machinery made the workplace very noisy, ...

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Sea lion sickness

This is a video resource about a neurotoxin, produced by an alga, that can cause sickness in both sea lions and humans. The video explains that the Marine Mammal Center has identified 'Pseudo-nitzschia' as an alga that produces domoic acid - a potent neurotoxin - which passes along the food chain into fish and sometimes ...

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Indigenous Science: shell middens and fish traps

This is an article about Aboriginal shell middens along the Queensland coast and the information they provide about Aboriginal food collection practices. Written by Kudjala/Kalkadoon Elder from Queensland Letitia Murgha and intended mainly for teachers, it describes how shell middens were created over thousands of years ...

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Choice: groceries

This is a web page providing reviews of various grocery products and results of taste comparison tests. It covers sausages, bread, liquid breakfasts, breakfast cereals, Christmas puddings, cake mix, frozen fish and salad dressing as well as looking at Stevia sugar substitute and the major steps beef goes through from the ...

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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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Exploring the production and marketing of seafood

This is a teacher resource containing a series of inquiry teaching sequences relating to seafood production and marketing in Australia. It contains material to assist planning, implementing and assessing a research task about the technologies and methods used in the fishing and aquaculture industries to catch and farm seafood, ...

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Get Shucked Oysters

This is a short clip about a Tasmanian oyster farmer producing and serving farm-fresh oysters on site on Bruny Island. In this clip, oyster farmer and business owner, Joe Bennett, describes how he established his business from very small beginnings and has grown it to satisfy consumer demand. Watch to find out how this ...

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Prawn Farming

This is a short clip in which Gold Coast prawn farner, Nick Moore, describes the prawn farming industry, the business he manages, and the high standards of the Australian industry. Nick, explains why this business is more like agricultural farming than fishing and how his qualifications and experience more closely match ...