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Australian fisheries said to be sustainable

Australian fisheries said to be sustainable

Updated 13 December 2012, 18:40 AEDT

A world-first, comprehensive look at all Australia's fish stocks has found that almost 90 per cent of them are sustainable.

More than 80 fisheries scientists from around the country contributed to the Status of Key Australian Fish Stocks report, which was launched in Mackay, Queensland this morning.

But the report also shows areas where improvement is needed, including where fish stocks are declining or are already overfished.

Reporter Anna Vidot is speaking to Patrick Hone, from the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.

Presenter: Anna Vidot

Speaker: Patrick Hone is the executive director of the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation

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