- Recreational fisheries, post-release survival and fish welfare
- Ecology of freshwater fish
- Ecology and fisheries biology of cephalopods
- Life histories of aquatic animals
Karina Hall is a Research Scientist with the Fisheries Conservation Technology Unit based in Coffs Harbour, where she is involved in research on the survival and health of freshwater fish after catch-and-release angling.
Karina joined NSW DPI in 2007 with previous experience in a broad range of fisheries biology and stock assessment research related to the management of finfish, abalone, echinoderm and cephalopod resources. She completed her PhD in 2003, on the life history and fisheries biology of the giant Australian cuttlefish. Her work has often involved the analyses of hard tissues to elucidate life history and population structure information, and the application of other techniques such as histopathology, otolith chemistry and biogeochemistry, to investigate ecological or fisheries-related questions. More recently, Karina has applied these skills in the field of freshwater ecology, and research related to the conservation and management of native freshwater fish and their habitat.
- B.Sc. Hons. (Marine Biology and Chemistry) – James Cook University of North Queensland, 1993
- PhD Marine Ecology – University of Adelaide, 2003
- Maximising the post-release survival of angler-caught native freshwater fish in NSW
Butcher PA, Broadhurst MK, Hall KC and Cullis BR (2012). Assessing barotrauma and release methods among angled snapper Pagrus auratus. Fisheries Research 127: 49–55.
Broadhurst MK, Butcher PA, Hall KC, Cullis BR and McGrath SP (2012). Resilience of inshore, juvenile snapper Pagrus auratus to angling and release. Journal of Fish Biology 80, 638–650.
Hall KC, Broadhurst MK and Butcher PA (2012). Post-release mortality of angled golden perch Macquaria ambigua and Murray cod Maccullochella peelii peelii. Fisheries Management and Ecology 19, 10–21.
Roach JP, Hall KC and Broadhurst MK (2011). Effects of barotrauma and mitigation methods on released Australian bass Macquaria novemaculeata. Journal of Fish Biology 79, 1130–1145.
Butcher PA, Broadhurst MK, Hall KC and Cooke SJ (2011). Post-release survival and physiology of angled luderick (Girella tricuspidate) after confinement in keeper nets in an Australian estuary. ICES Journal of Marine Science 67, 572–579.
Rees GN, Baldwin DS, Watson GO and Hall KC (2010). Sulfide formation in freshwater sediments, by sulfate-reducing microorganisms with diverse tolerance to salt. Science of the Total Environment 409, 134–139.
Dowling CE, Hall KC and Broadhurst MK (2010). Immediate fate of angled-and-released Australian bass Macquaria novemaculeata. Hydrobiologia 64, 145–157.
Butcher PA, Broadhurst MK, Hall KC, Cullis BR and Nicoll RG (2010). Scale loss and mortality in angled-and-released eastern sea garfish (Hypohamphus australis). ICES Journal of Marine Science 67, 522–529.
Hall KC, Broadhurst MK, Butcher PA and Rowland SJ (2009). Effects of angling on post-release mortality, gonadal development and somatic condition of Australian bass Macquaria novemaculeata. Journal of Fish Biology 75, 2737–2755.
Hall KC, Butcher PA and Broadhurst MK (2009). Short-term mortality of Australian bass, Macquaria novemaculeata, after catch-and-release angling. Fisheries Management and Ecology 16, 235–247.
Hall KC, Fowler AJ and Geddes MC (2007). Evidence for multiple year classes of the giant Australian cuttlefish Sepia apama in northern Spencer Gulf, South Australia. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 17, 367–384.
Moltschaniwskyj NA, Hall K, Marian J, Nishiguchi M, Sakai M, Shulman DJ, Sinclair B, Sinn DL, Staudinger M, Van Gelderen R, Villanueva R and Warnke K (2007). Ethical and welfare considerations when using cephalopods as experimental animals. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 17, 455–476.
Hanlon RT, Naud M-J, Forsythe JW, Hall K, Watson AC and McKechnie J (2007). Adaptable night camouflage by cuttlefish. American Naturalist 169, 543–551.
Baldwin DS, Hall KC, Rees GN and Richardson AJ (2007). Development of a protocol for recognising sulfidic sediments (potential acid sulfate soils) in inland wetlands. Ecological Management and Restoration 8, 56–60.
Hall KC, Baldwin DS, Rees GN and Richardson AJ (2006). Distribution of inland wetlands with sulfidic sediments in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. Science of the Total Environment 370, 235–244.
Fowler AJ, Gillanders BM and Hall KC (2005). Relationship between elemental concentration and age from otoliths of adult snapper (Pagrus auratus, Sparidae): implications for movement and stock structure. Marine and Freshwater Research 56, 661–676.
Naud M-J, Hanlon RT, Hall KC, Shaw PW and Havenhand JN (2004). Behavioural and genetic assessment of reproductive success in a spawning aggregation of the Australian giant cuttlefish, Sepia apama. Animal Behaviour 67, 1043–1050.
Kassahn KS, Donnellan SC, Fowler AJ, Hall KC, Adams M and Shaw PW (2003). Molecular and morphological analyses of the cuttlefish Sepia apama indicate a complex population structure. Marine Biology 143, 947–962.
Hall KC and Hanlon RT (2002). Principal features of the mating system of a large spawning aggregation of the giant Australian cuttlefish Sepia apama (Mollusca: Cephalopoda). Marine Biology 140, 533–545.
Professional associations and activities
- Australian Marine Sciences Association
- Australian Society for Fish Biology
- Australian Society of Limnology
Fields of Research
- 060204 Freshwater Ecology
- 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology
- 070402 Aquatic Ecosystems Studies and Stock Assessment\
Keyword/phrase list of research interests
- Recreational fishing
- Catch-and-release angling
- Freshwater fish
- Life histories
- Fisheries biology
|Position||Senior Fisheries Management Offic|
|Location||Coffs Harbour - Fisheries|