Dr Gary Jackson completed a BSc in Fishery Science in 1980 at Plymouth University (UK). He studied for a MSc at the University of Adelaide, finishing in 1995. After moving to Perth to take up a position with Fisheries, Dr Jackson completed a PhD at Murdoch University in 2007.
He has more than 25 years’ research experience working in a range of freshwater, estuarine and marine scalefish fisheries in South Australia, Western Australia and Mauritius.
Dr Jackson's areas of expertise include egg production-based stock assessment methods (pelagic and non-pelagic species), otolith-based fish ageing methods, stock identification/structure research, and assessment and management of recreational fisheries.
His current research and fishery monitoring responsibilities include inshore demersal and nearshore/estuarine scalefish fisheries in the Gascoyne Coast Bioregion (Gascoyne Demersal Scalefish Fishery, Shark Bay Beach Seine & Mesh Net Fishery, Inner Shark Bay recreational fishery) and the West and South Coast bioregions.
He also led WA’s involvement with the Redmap Australia project, examined the broader effects of the 2010/11 marine heatwave event and ocean warming on WA fish and fisheries, and has been involved in the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) assessment of WA's fisheries.
Dr Jackson is currently National Workshop/Conference Coordinator and Vice-President of The Australian Society for Fish Biology.
Dr Gary Jackson BSc MSc PhD
Principal Research Scientist, Finfish
T: (08) 9203 0191