A Trawl Whiting Harvest Strategy Working Group (Working Group) was established in September 2020 to steer a collaborative process to develop a formal harvest strategy for Trawl Whiting, a component of the Ocean Trawl Fishery in New South Wales.
Developing a harvest strategy for Trawl Whiting has engaged industry and key stakeholders in the design and development process, and will improve transparency and certainty in future decision making on Total Allowable Catch levels.
The Working Group is a sub-committee of the NSW Commercial Fisheries Advisory Council (CommFish NSW). The appointed members and Chairperson are all highly experienced and bring decades of knowledge to this important Working Group.
Independent members of the working group include:
Mr Neville has extensive fisheries management experience in Australia. He has chaired advisory bodies for several State and Territory governments and for the Commonwealth.
Prof. Smith has extensive experience in fisheries stock assessment and harvest strategy development. He was a member of the group that developed the National Harvest Strategy Guidelines.
Dr Morison has over 30 years’ experience as an agricultural and natural resource economist, providing advice on economic aspects of fisheries management.
Other members of the Working Group include: