Welcome to the Australian Society for Fish Biology
The Australian Society for Fish Biology (ASFB) was founded in 1971 and is a professional, independent, non-profit, and non-aligned organisation. The objectives of the Society are to promote research, education and management of fish and fisheries in Australasia and to provide a forum for the exchange of information. Read more
Registrations and Abstract Submissions are NOW OPEN for the ASFB and ASL Joint Congress to be held at the Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, NT 30th June – 4th July, 2014
Abstract Submission s are invited for oral and poster presentations for the concurrent section of the program. Click here to submit an abstract and for more information and session themes. Abstract Submissions Close - 31st March 2014
Registration Open - You can now register for the congress and secure the early bird rate. Please consider all aspects of the program prior to making flight arrangements as there are workshops and field trips before and after the Congress program days. Click here to register and for more information. July is the peak time in Darwin so be quick to secure your flights and rooms. Early Bird Registrations Close - 30th April 2014
Plenary Theme and Program
- Speakers have been invited from Australia and around the world to speak on our plenary theme “Indigenous participation in research and management of aquatic ecosystems”
- Kerry Prosper, Paq’tnekek Mi’kmaq First Nations, Nova Scotia, Canada
- Assoc. Prof. Jane MacMillan, Research Chair of Indigenous Peoples and Sustainable
- Bo Carne, Fisheries Indigenous Development Unit, NT Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries
- Stan Lui, Project Manager, Torres Strait Regional Authority
- Danny Lovett, Gunditjmara Traditional Owner, Lake Condah, Victoria
- Denis Rose, Gunditjmara Traditional Owner, Project Manager, Budj Bim Sustainable Development Partnership, Heywood, Victoria
- Prof Michael Douglas, Director of National Environmental Research Program Northern Australia Hub, Charles Darwin University
Click here for more information.
A number of Special Sessions will be held during the Congress including the following: -
*Crustacean ecology and Biology
*Fish responses to environmental flows
*Underwater video techniques
More information on Special Sessions can be found under the program tab.
For further details on registration, lodgings, functions, field trips, student activities and sponsorship please visit the website www.asfbasl.org.au
Please contact me should you have any queries or membership enquiries. We look forward to seeing you in Darwin!
Ph 03 59832400
ASFB's December 2013 Newsletter Out NOW
Western Australian Freshwater Fish Symposium - A Great Success
The first ever WA Freshwater Fish Sympoium was held on the 8th November 2013. A great symposium with over 30 speakers from around the continent speaking on a range of topics from conserving freshwater fish biodiveristy, to cave fish, sawfish, lampreys, crustaceans and lots more. Well done to the organisers.
Welcome to Brendan Ebner who has recently been appointed to the position of ASFB National Conference and Workshop Coordinator. To see our Executive Committe Members please go here
Congratulations to all AWARD WINNERS
Gilbert Whitley Memorial Student Award
Junior: Tansyn Noble, James Cook University
Senior: Michael Smith, University of Melbourne
Victorian Marine Science Consortium Award: Sarah Catalano, University of Adelaide
2013 Student International Travel Scholarship
Winner: Timothy Emery, University of Tasmania
Runner-up: Gabrielle Miller, James Cook University
2013 Ben Chuwen Early Career International Travel Scholarship
Winner: John Morrongiello, CSIRO
Runner-up: Andrew Olds, Griffith University
Barry Jonasen Award: Alicia Burns, University of Sydney
Michael Hall Award for Innovation: Phillip Sweetman, University of Tasmania
And finally a huge Congratulations to our Kay Radway Allen award: Dr John Stevens, CSIRO. Soon to come a biography on John.
National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)
Documents are now available to download from here including the Marine Adaptation Bulletins and Information Sheets
ASFB 2014 Conference - Coming Soon (30th June - 4th July 2014)
Criteria for Nominating Individuals to the ASFB Hall of Fame
If you have someone in mind that has made a major contribution to research on fish/fisheries in Australasia or fits any of the other selection criteria FIND OUT MORE HERE.
A facebook page has been set up for the society and has been active since mid-September. A facebook profile is not necessary to look at our page, but you will need one if you would like to be active on it (i.e. post links, photos or comments directly to the page).
Australian Society for Fish Biology facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Australian-Society-for-Fish-Biology/283491091759670
We would love to regularly add photos and short descriptions of fish/fisheries research actives here in Australia, especially student research. If anyone has any type of announcement (volunteer needs, jobs, postdocs, or PhD opportunities, etc.) related to the society or fish/fisheries, please send an email to email@example.com (or firstname.lastname@example.org) with the information, and we will add it to the page. Alternatively, you may post directly to our facebook page, and the page administrator will moderate and share the information. We would also like to share recent publications from our members on the page, so if you have a new publication coming out, please let us know!
Please share this page with anyone who may be interested, especially undergraduate and honours students as this will be another avenue to let them know what goes on within ASFB and may help to increase our student membership.
More News and Information on the Next Event
Job and Post-doctorate Opportunities