This sub-unit involves research in three areas:
- Fisheries assessments: determine the exploitation status of key finfish and invertebrate species; assesses population-scale impacts of commercial and recreational fisheries; samples and surveys commercial and recreational catches and populations of key species; provides scientific advice on levels of total allowable catches and resource assessments of key species.
- Fisheries biology: investigates the life history characteristics (age, growth, reproduction, movements, habitat-relationships) of key fish and invertebrate species; does population modelling and provides advice on effects of fishery management regulations on key species.
- Fisheries technology: develops and tests commercial and recreational fishing gear to improve selectivity and reduce unwanted catches; develops by-catch reduction devices; assesses survival of key fish and invertebrate species following catch and release for recreational and commercial fishing; estimates impacts of fishing gear on the selectivity and mortality of key species; provides management advice on fishing gear regulations.
Key research collaborations
Fisheries R&D Corporation, NSW Recreational Trust Funds, Australian Research Council, CMA’s, SIMS.
Facilities and infrastructure
Industry & Investment NSW facilities are located at Cronulla and the National Marine Science Centre at Coffs Harbour.
|Current project summaries - Wild Fisheries - 06/02/2012
The Wild Fisheries sub-unit has online summaries of its scientific outputs. In some cases the summary has the full outputs available as a PDF which can be downloaded. The scientific outputs are arranged by year of publication.
Find a list of Wild Fisheries scientists.
Dr Charles Gray
Research Leader, Wild Fisheries