Project number: 1992-084
Project Status:
Budget expenditure: $37,978.00
Principal Investigator: John Glaister
Organisation: Australian Society For Fish Biology Inc
Project start/end date: 11 Jul 1992 - 31 Dec 1993


1. To promote the opportunity during the Australian Society for Fish Biology annual conference for the national fisheries research expertise to focus on a technical area or subject of current or percieved national or regional fisheries significance.
2. To support where appropriate visiting fisheries scientists of acknowledged expertise in the workshop subject area to offer a national or international perspective
3. To assist in the publication of workshop proceedings as a benchmark document of current knowledge in the workshop subject area
4. As a result, to identify, and define research questions of national fisheries significance.
5. The proposed workshop - "sustainable fisheries through sustainable habitat" - will focus on what managers need know to know to protect fisheries habitat

Final report

ISBN: 0 644 29632 1
Author: John Glaister
Final Report • 1993-12-31 • 7.97 MB


This workshop, entitled "Sustainable Fisheries through Sustaining Fish Habitat", continues the Australian Society for Fish Biology's workshop series and its established tradition of bringing together the country's leading experts to freely discuss specific fish and fishery themes of na­tional importance. Past workshops have pre­ceded the Society's Annual Conferences, and began with a meeting on "Australian Threat­ened Fishes" in Melbourne in 1985. Themes since then have covered diverse topics: "Ad­vances in Aquaculture", "The Use of By-catch Resources in Australia", "Scientific Advice for Managers: Getting the Message Across", "Tag­ging - Solution or Problem?", "Introduced and Translocated Fishes and their Ecological Ef­fects", "Legal Sizes and their use in Fisheries Management", "The Measurement of Age and Growth in Fish and Shellfish", "Larval Biol­ogy", and "Recruitment Processes".

Since 1988, the workshops have been gen­erously supported by the Fishing Industry Re­search and Development Council (now the Fisheries Research and Development Corpora­tion, FRDC). This support has ensured the at­tendance of overseas experts at the workshops, and has allowed professional editorial treatment of the published Proceedings. The Bureau of Rural Resources (now, Bureau of Resource Sci­ences, BRS) has also been most generous in contributing substantially to the costs of publi­cation of Proceedings.

These workshops, and their published Proceedings, are now recognised as benchmarks in the development of fish and fisheries science in Australia.

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