NSW Department of Primary Industries

A school of surgeonfish swims over a reef

Warming waters are leading to the ‘tropicalisation’ of temperate reefs: gone are the kelp forests, and local fish populations are responding unexpectedly.

Tailor fish, also known as bluefish

A UNSW study has found the length that tailor are reaching maturity has increased by 5cm in four decades, which means some fish are currently being removed too early in their life cycle through the practice of fishing.

Robot car 1

UNSW researchers are trialling new robotic technology to help wine producers better predict the coming grape yield, knowledge that could save the local industry as much as $200 million a year.