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
Happy World Fisheries Day
World Fisheries day is celebrated every year on November 21 throughout the world by the fisherfolk communities. The World Fisheries Day helps in highlighting the critical importance to human lives, of water and the lives it sustains, both in and out of water. Water forms a continuum, whether contained in rivers, lakes, and ocean.
Fish forms an important part of the diets of people around the world, particularly those that live near rivers, coasts and other water bodies. A number of traditional societies and communities are rallied around the occupation of fishing.
This is a day to help bring awareness to the problems of overfishing and the decline of fish habitats due to causes such as global warming and overfishing. It is a day to move forward and find solutions to these problems.
Invitation for ASFB & ASL Congress 2014 Special Sessions
The organising committee for the first ever Joint Australian Society for Fish Biology (ASFB) and Australian Society for Limnology (ASL) Congress in Darwin is calling for Special Session proposals from members.
The conference will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre, Northern Territory, over 30th June – 3th July 2014. Nominations for Special Sessions can either supplement invited Plenary Sessions on “Indigenous participation in research and management of aquatic ecosystems” or focus on a specific topic relevant to the scope of either society.
Proposals for Special Sessions will be evaluated by the organising committee. For more information go here
Submissions close 31st Jan 2014
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.
Marine and Freshwater Research Special Edition: Recovering Australia's Threatened Freshwater Fish - Now Available Online
|It is now 20 years since the preparation of the first national recovery plan for an Australian threatened freshwater fish, and it is timely to review progress and consider where fish conservation research and management might focus on the future. Guest edited by Mark Lintermans, this special issue contains many articles from ASFB members that highlight successes and failure and identifies what management and research approaches have worked or show promise. Below is a brief outline of the journals contents:
Please follow this link to check out the articles, click here.
Congratulations, Once Again Another Successful ASFB Conference
Thank you to the organisers and the hosts of the 2013 Joint ASFB, NZFSS and NZMSS in Hamilton, New Zealand. Many interesting seminars and posters were presented along with a fun and memorable dinner with an 'Aquatic Life' theme. Also welcome to those new executive council members and thanks to those that are staying on.
|Poster night Monday 19th August 2013||Conference Dinner (Aquatic Life Theme) Wed 21st August 2013|
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.
ASFB Facebook Page
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (or email@example.com) 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