ASFB Hall of Fame

 The following people have been recognised for making significant contributions to fish and fisheries research and management.

 

Gerald R. Allen

Gerald R. Allen is considered one of Australia’s prominent Ichthyologists. He is currently a Research Associate of the Western Australian Museum and a consultant to Conservation International, World Wildlife Fund and the Nature Conservancy. He has also served as president of ASFB from 1979 to 1981. Read More....

Kenneth R. Allen's significant contribution to fisheries was stretched out over a 70 year long career starting with an interest in freshwater ecology and fisheries biology. He also had a pivotal involvement with the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission. His career included being Director of the premier fisheries research laboratories in 3 countries, and he authored more than 140 scientific papers. Read more...
Alfred D. Butcher

Alfred D. Butcher is the founder of ASFB. His classic publications on black bream in the Gippsland Lakes are well known to fish biologists worldwide. Not only was he a pioneer in fisheries research in Victoria but he also provided sound scientific advice in the early stages of fisheries development and management. Read More....

Donald D Francois has made a huge contribution to fish and fisheries in Australia over a professional career spanning over twenty years, twenty of which as Director of Fisheries. Read More...

Martin Gomon is highly regarded as an international authority on the identification and distribution of fishes and the author of  Fishes of the Australia's Southern Coast.  He is currently the Senior Curator of Ichthyology at Museum Victoria. Read More....

Michael Hall

Michael Hall is the developer of the high quality, reliable and respected fish tag company ‘Hallprint’. He was highly innovative in the field of external fish tag design and loved the work with a passion. He was an active participant in ASFB conferences as a member and a tradeshow participant and speaker at the 1988 workshop on tagging. Read More....

Norman G Hall is widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading fisheries modellers and stock assessment scientists. He has made a truly huge contribution to the training, development and mentoring under graduate and post graduate students and early career researchers around Australia over many decades. Read More....

Peter Last is a world authority on the taxonomy of elasmobranchs and Indo-Pacific deepwater fishes working for the CSIRO in Hobart, Tasmania. He is also regarded as a world expert on the systematics of batoid fishes, in particular skates. In 1994, along with John Stevens he produced the first comprehensive identification guide 'Sharks and Rays of Australia with a second edition in 2009. Read More...

Jeffrey Leis is recognised internationally as a pioneer in unravelling the taxonomy, early life history dynamics and behaviour of larval fishes. He has been awarded several prestigious awards throughout his career and currently has an oustanding publication record of over 130 refereed articles published. Read More....

Rod Lenanton is the principal instigator of research into recreational fisheries in WA currently working for the Department of Fisheries, Western Australia. He has published more than 40 scientific peer reviewed papers as first author including FRDC reports and has been instrumental alongside Ian Potter in development of Murdoch Unis Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research. Read More....

Stephen Hamar Midgley

Stephen Hamar Midgley has been a self-taught authority on the freshwater fishes and limnology of northern and central Australia for over 50 years. In recognition of his extensive knowledge and contributions to fish biology and ecology, Hamar has received numerous official accolades. Read More....

A. Mick Olsen

A. Mick Olsen will be long remembered for his visionary and precautionary approach to fisheries management and for his major contributions to school shark life history and fisheries biology. Mick is best known to the chondrichthyan world for his research on the school shark that began in 1946 while working at CSIRO. Read More...

John Paxton is a well known ichthyologist currently based at the Australian Museum as Senior Fellow continuing his reseach on deep-sea fishes. He is one of the founders of ASFB and served as President of the Society early in its history. John is also the world’s expert on the small, robust, large-mouthed, deep-sea Whale Fishes and has so far described 16 new species, and nine new genera. Read More...

André Punt

André Punt is currently a Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. The methods that André has developed for assessment of renewable resource populations are used by national and international fisheries organisations to provide quantitative scientific advice for fisheries and wildlife management. Read More...

 Gilbert Percy Whitley

Gilbert Percy Whitley was one of Australia’s pioneering marine biologists. As Curator of Ichthyology at the Australian Museum for 39 years, Whitley was a meticulous and prolific describer of new species.  His extensive contribution to marine science included describing over 320 species of fishes and identifying and registering over 37,000 specimens. Read More...

 Peter Young

Peter Young worked with CSIRO for 27 years. He was the leader on many projects such as the East Coast Prawn Project, the Pollution Ecology program, the Tropical Species Group, and the North West Shelf Program off northern Western Australia. He became the CSIRO Chief of Division of Fisheries from 1990-1996 and the ASFB president from 1995-1997. Read More...