Port Stephens Fisheries Institute
The Port Stephens Fisheries Institute (PSFI) is located at Taylors Beach approximately 10 km from Nelson Bay in the Port Stephens Council area (32.724 S, 152.146 E).
The Institute is approximately 27 km from north-east Newcastle airport and 150 km north from Sydney.
This Institute is a multi-disciplinary centre with staff from five divisions within Primary Industries based on-site.
Divisions and working units include:
Science and Research
- Aquaculture Research
- Aquatic Ecosystems Research
- Wild Fisheries Research
Aquaculture, Conservation and Marine Parks
- Aquaculture Policy and Management
- Fisheries Conservation
- Fisheries Ecosystems
- Marine Parks and Aquatic Reserves
- Fisheries Officers
- Operational Planning and Review
- Aquatic Biosecurity Risk Management
Strategy, Policy and Communications
There are approximately 80 staff based on-site. The research leaders at the Port Stephens Fisheries Institute also manage other research offices at the Narrandera Fisheries Centre, Nowra and Coffs Harbour.
Facts and figures 2011/12
Total staff: approximately 80
Science and Research: 43
Aquaculture, Conservation and Marine Parks: 20
Fisheries Compliance: 5
Aquatic Biosecurity Risk Management: 4
Business Services: 4
Strategic Policy and Communication: 1
Journal Publications: 41
Funding bodies that support PSFI: 20
Postgraduate students: 33
Overseas project: 5
Last updated December 2012