Our fisheries research
Rock lobster fishery
CSIRO researchers are studying the Torres Strait tropical rock lobster fishery to develop a scientific approach to integrate cultural factors into natural resource management.
Effects of trawling
Trawl fishing on the seabed contributes around 25 per cent of Australia’s wild seafood catch. However, because trawling also impacts the sea floor, it must be managed sustainably.
Northern Prawn Fishery
Australia's wild-caught Northern Prawn Fishery is recognised as a world leader in marine fishery management, thanks to a long-term partnership between the industry and CSIRO.
Monitoring orange roughy
Our tool for surveying deep-water fish stocks − developed with industry and deployed from fishing vessels − is proving an effective means of surveying orange roughy off eastern Tasmania.
Capturing data on fishes
We developed a numerical coding system that's allowing researchers, industry and government to capture consistent data on marine organisms, as well as the online spatial search tool FishMap.
How we're combating illegal fishing
We are helping to address illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU) by making better use of existing data and identifying new low-cost information sources.
This includes developing surveillance technological solutions, building analytical tools and working with national and international collaborative partners.
Read more about our research:
Marine monitoring and surveillance
Building capacity in Indonesia
Utilising Artificial Intelligence to detect illegal fishing