Welcome to the Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture (CSTFA)
The Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture aims to provide knowledge that will underpin aquatic food security for Australia, the tropics and globally.
With aquatic food resources already under pressure and declining it is essential to gather data related to wild fisheries to ensure their long-term sustainability, as well as to develop sustainable aquaculture products to supplement that coming from wild fisheries. Both sources of seafood have to be produced in a sustainable, socially and economically viable fashion to improve aquatic food security. This will come about not only by improved biological understanding, but also through examination of the human systems that produce and consume aquatic food resources, and by restoring already degraded systems to re-establish their production potential.
The Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture (CSTFA) brings together a multidisciplinary team organised into 3 main Research Themes: Aquatic food security and safety, novel aquatic products and applications, and human dimensions of aquatic resources and production.