President: Jeremy Lyle
Vice President: Bronwyn Gillanders
Past President: Patrick Coutin
Workshop Convenor: Gary Jackson
Secretary: Charles Todd
Treasurer: Philippe Ziegler
Newsletter Editor: Michelle Treloar
Conference Convenor: Mike Kingsford (Chair) and Leanne Currey (Co-chair)
State Representatives: Matt Taylor and Meaghan Rourke (NSW), Mark Grubert (NT), Tony Fowler and Travis Elsdon (SA), Stephen Balcombe and Leanne Currey (QLD), Sean Tracey and Bridget Green (TAS), Ben Broadhurst and Chris Fulton (ACT), Alex Hesp and Stephen Beatty (WA), Gerry Closs and Brendan Hicks (NZ), David Crook and Jodie Kemp (VIC), Christopher Izzo and Danswell Starrs (Students).
|Tasmanian Aquaculture & Fisheries Institute|
|University of Tasmania|
|Private Bag 49|
|Hobart TAS 7001|
|Phone: 03 6227 7255|
|Fax: 03 6227 8035|
Jeremy Lyle heads the Fisheries Ecology and Biology Section at the Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute, University of Tasmania. He received his BSc (Hons) from James Cook University and PhD from the University of Liverpool (UK). His doctoral research on the feeding biology of a common species of cat shark was undertaken at the Port Erin Marine Biological Station on the Isle of Man. He then worked for Northern Territory fisheries on a developing fishery for sharks and tunas for around 5 years before joining the Tasmanian Department of Sea Fisheries in the late 1980s to work on the expanding orange roughy fishery. Since then he has worked on wide range of fisheries issues, focussed on stock assessment and management, biology and dynamics of exploited fish populations. He has also designed and implemented several recreational fishing surveys evaluating fishing practices, catch and effort, and socio-economics. Currently he is supervising a number of PhD students at the University of Tasmania studying a variety of fisheries related issues.
|Prof. Bronwyn Gillanders|
|School of Earth and Environmental Sciences|
|University of Adelaide|
|South Australia 5005|
|Phone: 08 8303 4458|
|Fax: 08 8303 4364|
|Bronwyn Gillanders is a Professor in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Adelaide. She completed her BSc at the University of Canterbury, MSc at the University of Otago and her PhD at the University of Sydney. After completing her PhD, she worked at NSW Fisheries on yellowtail kingfish age, growth and reproductive biology. She then returned to the University of Sydney on an Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellowship where her research was focused on population replenishment and connectivity of fish between estuarine and coastal areas. She moved to the University of Adelaide in 2001 (as an ARC QEII Fellow) and commenced a tenurable academic position in 2007. She returns to a research position in 2011 as an ARC Future Fellow. Her research spans freshwater, estuarine and marine waters focusing on fish and fisheries ecology.|
Department of Sustainability and Environment
Phone: 03 9450 8600
|Charles' interest lies in quantifying risk and uncertainty in fisheries management actions. Charles has developed population risk models for a number of Murray-Darling basin fishes.|
|Australian Antarctic Division|
|203 Channel Highway|
|Kingston, TAS 7050|
|Phone: 03 6232 3624|
|Philippe Ziegler recently joined the Australian Antarctic Division to develop population models and management strategy evaluations for Southern Ocean fisheries, particularly that for the Patagonian toothfish. Before this, Philippe worked a number of years at the Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute conducting stock assessments of Tasmanian crustacean and finfish fisheries and developing models to simulate mixed inshore fisheries.|
|Phone: 03 52583108|
|Mobile: 0424 533137|
|As a past President of the Australian Society for Fish Biology Patrick has worked with the Executive and committees to organise international scientific conferences in Australia and New Zealand. With 25 years research in Australia, UK and West Africa. Patrick is an experienced fisheries scientist. His expertise is in temperate and tropical fisheries based on research, monitoring and stock assessment of sharks, lobsters and coastal fish. He has presented to audiences in the USA, England, Australia and New Zealand.
Born in Nigeria, he returned to West Africa to study the tropical fisheries in Sierra Leone. During this time, he spent six weeks with Russian scientists onboard a research ship in the Gulf of Guinea. Later he completed his PhD at Coventry, UK and helped to establish the marine park at St. Abbs on the east coast of Scotland before migrating to live in Australia.
|Western Australian Fisheries and Marine Research Laboratories|
|Department of Fisheries|
|PO Box 20|
|North Beach WA 6920|
|Phone: 08 92030191 or 0419046435|
|Fax: 08 92030199|
|Gary Jackson is a Principal Research Scientist with the WA Department of Fisheries. He received his BSc in ‘Fishery Science’ from Plymouth Polytechnic (UK), MSc from University of Adelaide and PhD (Biology and management of snapper in the inner gulfs of Shark Bay, Western Australia) from Murdoch University. After emigrating to Australia in the late 1980s, he first worked for the South Australian Department of Fisheries studying native freshwater species of the Lower River Murray. After a period of post-grad study, he then worked for the South Australian Research and Development Institute at West Beach working on the developing sardine fishery. He moved to Western Australia in 1997 to lead a research project on snapper and the recreational fishery in the World Heritage region of Shark Bay. Since then he has worked on range of projects focussed on the biology and dynamics of exploited finfish stocks, stock assessment and fishery management. Has been a member of ASFB since 1992, a state rep in both SA and WA and has been assisting the Exec as the national conference/workshop coordinator since 2005||
|Phone: 0418 557 525|
|Michelle Treloar’s passion in marine sciences began in 1994 when she undertook the Diploma of Marine Studies at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in New Zealand. This soon led to a career as a Scuba Diver Instructor and manager of a dive shop. After finding out she wanted to take her studies further she moved to Australia and ventured on with a BSc (Hons) and finally graduated from Deakin University in 2009 with her PhD on the ‘Aspects of the Life History of Skates from Southeast Australia’.
Michelle’s research focuses are on chondrichthyans, conservation and fisheries management. Apart from currently being a Mum she enjoys reviewing and writing manuscripts and following up on current marine issues.