Senior Research Scientist

Research interests

  • Aquaculture
  • Aquaculture Nutrition
  • Aquafeed Development
  • Aquaculture training and extension


Dr Booth is a Senior Research Scientist with 20 years’ experience in aquaculture nutrition research at the Port Stephens Fisheries Institute (PSFI). He has worked on a variety of major national and international programs researching the nutritional requirements and development of aquafeeds for species such as silver perch, mulloway, yellowtail kingfish, barramundi, Atlantic salmon and prawns. Dr Booth is currently focused on refining the nutritional requirements of yellowtail kingfish and developing sustainable aquafeeds which will underpin the expansion of this industry in NSW and other parts of Australia. He conducts feed development research and provides advice to a variety of commercial aquafeed companies in Australia. Dr Booth has a strong interest in development of aquaculture in PNG where he provides training and extension in aquaculture nutrition principles via ACIAR monogastric programs.


  • BSc (Hons 1st class)
  • PhD

Current projects

  • Yellowtail kingfish production for profit
  • Monogastric feed development in PNG
  • Utilisation of premium feed ingredients by barramundi
  • Tactical R&D for commercial feed companies

Recent publications

Refer to Mark Booth's Google scholar page.

Professional associations and activities

  • Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Newcastle University
  • Member of WAS Asian Pacific Chapter

Contact details

Phone: (02) 4916 3816