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

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Australian Society for Fish Biology Photography Competition 2014

Grand Prize, People’s Choice and Category Winners

 Grand Prize:

Title:  Jelly Lantern

Photographer:  Shane Griffiths


People’s Choice Award (Tie):

Title:  The Underwater Lair of a Murray Spiny Cray (Euastacus armatus)

Photographer:  David Mossop

Title:  Up-close and Personal

Photographer:  David Morgan

Category 1 -  Freshwater Fish/ Invertebrates in Their Environment:
First Place:

Title:  The Underwater Lair of a Murray Spiny Cray (Euastacus armatus)
Photographer:  David Mossop

Second Place:
Title:  Coal Grunter Moves through Space
Photographer:  Brendan Ebner

Third Place:
Title:  Vibrant Flow Master
Photographer:  James Donaldson

Category 2 -  Marine Fish/ Invertebrates in Their Environment:
First Place:
Title:  Jelly Lantern
Photographer:  Shane Griffiths

Second Place:
Title:  Southern Bluespotted Flathead
Photographer:  Peter Coulson

Third Place:
Title:  From The Depths
Photographer:  Andrew Smith

Category 3 -  Landscapes/Riverscapes/Seascapes
First Place:
Title:  Smythe Creek
Photographer:  Kris Pitman

Second Place:
Title:  Captivated Perch
Photographer:  Chris Fulton

Third Place:
Title: Neptune's Window
Photographer:  Shane Griffiths

Category 4 -  People & Fish
First Place:

Title: Up-close and Personal
Photographer: David Morgan

Second Place:
Title:  Tuna Tales from Taiwan
Photographer:  Shane Griffiths

Third Place:
Title:  The Future
Photographer:  Andrew Smith

Category 5 -  Macro Photography
First Place:
Title: Reflection
Photographer: Kirk Dahle

Second Place:
Title:  The Jewel of the Kimberley - Leioptherapon macrolepis
Photographer:  James Shelley

Third Place:

Title:  The Looking Glassfish
Photographer:  Matthew Le Feuvre

Category 6 -  Digitally-Enhanced Art House
First Place:
Title:  Blood Red
Photographer:  Luke Barrett

Second Place:
Title:  Archer Fish
Photographer:  Geoffrey Collins

Third Place:
Title:  A Bucket full of Cotter River
Photographer:  Alan Couch


Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 round of ASFB awards!

These were officially announced at the annual conference in Darwin last week.

This year the Student International Travel award is named in Jon Murphy's memory
2014 'Jonathon Murphy' Student International Travel:
Winner - Rohan Brooker (James Cook University)
Runner up - Bridie Allen (James Cook University)

2014 ECR International Travel :
Winner - Chris Izzo (University of Adelaide)
Runner up - Brendan Ebner (CSIRO & TropWATER, James Cook University)

2014 ECR Excellence Award:
John Morrongiello (CSIRO)

Barry Jonassen:
Mae Noble (ANU) Population biology & ecology of the threatened Murray crayfish in upland streams.

Michael Hall Student Innovation Award:
Isis Lim (ANU) How does a seaweed-associated reef fish respond to seasonal habitat loss?

Gilbert P. Whitley (oral presentation):
Junior - Samuel Williams (UQ) Genetic population structure of black marlin (Istiompax indica ) within the central Indo-Pacific.
Senior - Krystine Mossop (Monash U) Connectivity, phylogeography and behaviour of a desert-dwelling fish: does habitat matter?

John Lake (poster presentation)
Junior - Mae Noble (ANU) Can Murray crayfish be a key surrogate species for freshwater management?
Senior - Leanne Currey (JCU) Environmental drivers of depth use by an exploited reef fish.

Victorian Marine Science Consortium Award (temperate marine ecology):
Stephanie Brodie (UNSW) The oceanographic habitats of two migratory pelagic fish: dolphinfish (mahi mahi) and yellowtail kingfish.

John Glover Travel Award:
Aurelien Vivancos (NZ), James Keating (Ireland), Daniel Yeoh (WA), Mae Noble (ACT), Prue McGuffie (ACT), Steph Brodie (NSW), Krystle Keller (NSW), Teagan Marzullo (NSW), James Shelley (Vic), Krystina Mossop (Vic), Sherrie Chambers (Vic), Matt Le Feuvre (Vic), Samuel Williams (QLD), Leanne Currey (QLD), Merritt Adkins (QLD), Elodie Ledee (QLD), Jordan Matley (QLD), Geoff Collins (QLD)


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National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)

Documents are now available to download from here including the Marine Adaptation Bulletins and Information Sheets

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.



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