The Fisheries Scientific Committee is an independent body established under Part 7A of the Fisheries Management Act 1994. The main functions of the Committee are related to:
The Committee consists of seven scientists, with expertise in the biology of fish, aquatic invertebrates and marine vegetation; population dynamics, aquatic ecology and genetics of small populations.
|Committee member||Position on the FSC||Expertise|
Assoc. Prof. Jane Williamson
|Scientist employed by a tertiary educational institution, selected by the Minister.|
Marine ecologist with 25 years of experience in fish, invertebrate and marine vegetation, and population dynamics. Particular expertise in rocky sub-tidal communities and sharks
|Prof. David Ayre|
Scientist with expertise in fisheries sciences and natural resource management selected by the Minister.
Ecological/Conservation geneticist with interests in ecological and evolutionary consequences of varying tactics of reproduction and dispersal.
30 years experience working with a range a range of marine invertebrates and fish.
Dr David Harasti
|Scientist employed in the Department of Primary Industries and nominated by the Secretary.|
Marine scientist with 20 years experience in threatened marine species management and research. Particular expertise in fish biology, population dynamics and syngnathids (seahorses, pipefish).
Dr Dean Gilligan
|Scientist employed in the Department of Primary Industries and nominated by the Secretary.||Fish biology, aquatic ecology, population dynamics.|
Expertise in freshwater biology (principally fish and decapod crustaceans) and genetics, with a focus on Murray Darling Basin species and communities.
Dr Shane Ahyong
|Scientist employed and nominated by the Australian Museum Trust.|
Aquatic invertebrate biology (especially crustaceans), invasive species, phylogenetics and systematics.
|Dr Nick Whiterod|
Scientist nominated by the Australian Society for Fish Biology.
|Fish biology, aquatic ecology and population dynamics. |
Experience in research and management of threatened freshwater fish. Particular expertise in Murray Darling Basin species.
Dr Marlien van der Merwe
|Scientist employed and nominated by the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust.||Evolutionary Ecologist with a background in plant and fungal population genetics, phylogenetics and restoration ecology.|
Executive Officer, Fisheries Scientific Committee
c/- NSW Department of Primary Industries
NOWRA NSW 2541