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Reconciliation and resources

This year’s National Reconciliation Week (27 May-3 June) theme – In this together – now resonates in ways no one could have foreseen when it was announced a year ago. At FRDC, we consider reconciliation between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, to be a key element for the equitable and sustainable use of Australia’s aquatic resources. In our work in knowledge creation, honouring the knowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have carried for eons about aquatic and marine environments is vital. Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians. We all have a role to play, and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures, and futures.
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20 ways to be in this together in 2020

20 ways to be in this together in 2020

From online events, to films, book clubs, colouring-in, and learning something…here are some ways you can be #InThisTogether2020 for Reconciliation Day and Week 2020. 
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Deepening Australia’s connection to fisheries

The Indigenous people’s valuable contribution to the fishing sector is being integrated into Australia’s fishing policy and practices. The mutual benefits would include better-informed overarching fisheries management protocols. Already such protocols are moving towards ecosystem-based fisheries management (EBFM), an integrated model that encompasses social and economic considerations. More details here.
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Extending seafood shelf-life

With the corona crisis disrupting markets and supply chains, many seafood producers have been scrambling for new customers and markets. A key area of successful product development is packaging. SafeFish has produced an ‘industry best practice’ guide on packaging options for decreasing/eliminating hazards such as Listeria and Clostridium. This publication details new product developments that are available (thermal processing, Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP), shrink packing), food safety risks, other packaging options, trade implications/opportunities, and standards that processors have to meet for seafood products. More details here

Rebound, reboot, reinvent
Post-covid futures

Using data analysis to power its crystal ball, Nielsen has identified three distinct time horizons for global market regeneration beyond the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global health emergency. The three-tiered framework identifies the conditions for businesses to Rebound, Reboot or Reinvent as they confront expected unprecedented recessionary conditions. Learn more
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Learn how to sell online

Seafish in the UK has developed a range of resources to help fishers reach their customers through online platforms. These include video tutorials on using social media to increase your sales reach. More information
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Sharing the challenges of uncertain times

While physically apart during this crisis, people have come together in other ways. Normally spread across the county alumni of the National Seafood Industry Leadership Program have been connecting virtually since the crisis began. More details