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Research interests

  • Observer-based surveys of commercial fisheries
  • Fishery-independent surveys
  • Crustacean biology
  • Fisheries stock assessment


Daniel Johnson is based at Port Stephens Fisheries Centre and first joined NSW Fisheries in 2000 as a Fisheries Technician. He is currently employed as a Scientific Officer and helps to manage a number of fisheries projects run by NSW DPI. His research has included; observed-based surveys of NSW trawl fisheries, fishery-independent surveys of NSW estuaries and studies investigating the biology of fish and invertebrates.


  • MSc - Southern Cross University 2008
  • BSc - Australian Maritime College 1999

Current projects

  • Observer-based surveys of New South Wales Commercial Fisheries
  • Marine Estate Management Strategy; Reducing impacts on threatened and protected species (Sub action 5.5 Commercial Fishery Observer program)
  • Informing the adaptive management of Portunid fisheries in New South Wales (FRDC)
  • Role of spatial protection measures in mitigating effects of bycatch and increasing yields in the NSW Ocean Trawl Fishery (FRDC)
  • Integrated Monitoring Program: A comprehensive assessment of recreational fishing in NSW
  • Stock assessment of key marine invertebrate species exploited by commercial and recreational fisheries of NSW

Recent publications

Please refer to Daniel Johnson's ResearchGate page

Contact details


Phone: (02) 4916 3924