At IMAS, our fisheries research supports the long-term sustainable harvest of wild marine resources, both in Australia and around the world.

Much of our research is directed at the management of coastal and temperate fisheries, especially in Tasmania.

We collaborate on fisheries management with the Tasmanian Government through our Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration Agreement (SMRCA).

We also look beyond fisheries in Tasmania's temperate waters, to conduct research on:

  • global conflicts and their impact on fishing
  • the economic benefits of fishing
  • integrating ecosystem indicators into fishery decision-making

Our focus is to undertand the optimal balance between resource sustainability and economic productivity.

Our fisheries research disciplines include:

  • Ecosystem effects and interactions
  • Global seafood trends
  • Recreational and traditional fisheries
  • Recruitment dynamics

Our research supports key commercial and recreational fisheries in Tasmania, including Abalone, Lobster, Octopus, Scalefish and Scallops, as well as ecosystem and fisheries management.

Discover more about our fisheries research:

Recreational fishing researchInvasive long-spined sea urchin research

Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
9 October, 2020