As a research institute of excellence in temperate marine research, IMAS works in collaboration with the Tasmanian Government to ensure Tasmania's marine resources and industries are sustainably developed and managed.
As partners in the Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration Agreement (SMRCA) with the State Government, the University of Tasmania and IMAS aim to:
- undertake leading, world-class research into temperate marine and coastal research;
- support the effective and sustainable management of Tasmanian marine resources and ensure that the maximum benefit accrues to the Tasmanian environment, economy and its industries;
- provide fisheries, aquaculture, estuarine and coastal environmental research and development services to the Crown, the University, and the fishing and aquaculture industries;
- support the Crown's legislative and administrative obligations through the provision of research, data and advice;
- assist in developing and encouraging new industry and in marketing Tasmania's natural marine resources in a way that is sustainable now and for future generations;
- build the capacity of people working in temperate marine research, including postgraduate students; and
- encourage partnerships, linkages and integrated arrangements which would facilitate achievement of the Agreement through industry engagement.
Your can read our Fisheries Assessments here.
Click here to see what projects we have underway.
Featured research - Macquarie Harbour environmental monitoring
In this video, IMAS researcher Dr Jeff Ross describes the important natural features of Tasmania's Macquarie Harbour, the environmental responses to salmon farming, and the role that science is playing in determining the level of farming that is ecologically sustainable in the harbour into the future.
Caught a tagged fish?
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