Mulloway Harvest Strategy Working Group

A Mulloway Harvest Strategy Working Group (Working Group) has been established for a two-year term, to engage in a collaborative process to develop a formal harvest strategy for this important species in New South Wales. Developing a harvest strategy for Mulloway will improve transparency and certainty in future decision making on harvest controls for Mulloway and engage fishers and key stakeholders in the design and development process. Consistent with the terms of reference for this working group, the harvest strategy will focus on promoting stock recovery of Mulloway in NSW which is currently classified as a depleted stock.

The Working Group is a sub-committee of the NSW Commercial Fisheries Advisory Council (CommFish NSW) and Recreational Fishing NSW (RFNSW). The newly appointed Chairperson and members are all well qualified and bring decades of experience to this important Working Group.

Independent members of the working group include:

  • Chairperson - Dr James Findlay GAICD

Dr Findlay is a former Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, with several decades of experience in fisheries and aquaculture policy, management and research.

  • Independent Scientist - Professor Robert Kearney DSc, AM

Prof. Kearney is an Emeritus Professor of Fisheries at the University of Canberra. In 2005 he was awarded the Order of Australia for his contribution to international and national fisheries research and management.

  • Independent Economist - Ms Sevaly Sen

Ms Sen holds a BSc.(Hons) from the University of Bristol in the UK, an MSc (Econ.) from the London School of Economics, an LLB (Hons) in Environmental Law from the University of London.

Other members of the Working Group include:

  • Recreational fishers – Mr Paul Lennon, Mr David Rae and Mr Mark Corbin
  • Commercial fishers – Mr Troy Billin, Mr Johnny Alessi and Mr Stephen Reed
  • Aboriginal fishing representative – Prof. Stephan Schnierer
  • DPI Fisheries Scientist – Dr Julian Hughes
  • DPI Fisheries Manager – Dr Heath Folpp