We conduct research to understand and manage the ecosystem interactions of salmon aquaculture. We have three main ongoing projects, supported by the Tasmanian Government:
We also have fixed-term projects underway with support from funding partners, including the Fisheries Research Development Corporation and the Cooperative Research Centres program:
Photo: Olivia Johnson
Discover more about our salmon aquaculture ecosystem interactions work here: research insights. Our team is:
Our IMAS Salmon Environmental Interactions Team took out the prestigious University of Tasmania Medal for Research Excellence in 2019, in recognition of their science on the effects of salmon farming in our coastal zone.
The award honours the outstanding contribution Dr Jeff Ross, Associate Professor Catriona Macleod and their dedicated team have made to ensuring the research that underpins our understanding and monitoring of the environmental interactions of salmon farming is of the highest quality, across the spectrum of innovation and impact, mentoring and early-career researcher development, and community engagement. Read the full story here.
Image (above): Dr Jeff Ross (left) with some of the Salmon Environmental Interaction Team: (L to R) James Hortle, Andrew Pender, Kylie Cahill, Sam Kruimink, Olivia Johnson, Jason Beard, David Moreno, Adam Davey, Dr Scott Hadley and Ben Quigley. Other members of the award-winning team include Associate Professor Catriona MacLeod, Dr Camille White, Dr Karen Alexander, Flora Bush, Myriam Lacharite and Jessica Kube.