Karina is Fisheries Scientist based at the National Marine Science Centre in Coffs Harbour. Her current research focuses on the resource assessment of 26 key finfish and cephalopod species exploited by commercial and recreational fisheries along the east coast of Australia. She is currently exploring innovative ways to assess data-poor, non-target species through alternative methods such as ecological risk assessment. Karina also contributes towards joint stock assessments with Commonwealth and other State agencies for biological stocks that cross jurisdictional boundaries.
Karina’s previous research with the Department investigated the post-release survival and welfare of angled finfish. She has also acted as a Fisheries Manager for NSW commercial trawl fisheries and has extensive experience in the analyses and validation of commercial catch records. Before joining the Department in 2007, Karina held previous research positions at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, South Australian Research and Development Institute and the Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre.
Karina’s particular expertise is in cephalopod biology. Her PhD investigated the life history and fisheries biology of the giant Australian cuttlefish in South Australia and she continues to be involved in national and international collaborations on other aspects of cephalopod biology. Karina’s research often involves interdisciplinary approaches that apply techniques such as histopathology, otolith chemistry, biogeochemistry, genetics, telemetry or behavioural ecology, to investigate ecological or fisheries-related questions. Karina is also an Adjunct Associate Professor with Southern Cross University and provides guest lectures, is a member of the Universities’ ACEC and supervises postgraduate student projects.
Please refer to Karina Hall’s Google Scholar page.
Phone: (02) 6648 3900