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Dr Gary Jackson

Dr Gary JacksonDr Gary Jackson completed a BSc in Fishery Science in 1980 at Plymouth University (UK), a MSc at the University of Adelaide (1995) and a PhD at Murdoch University (2007).

He has more than 27 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 structure research, and assessment and management of recreational fisheries.

He currently leads the Southern Finfish scientific team responsible for monitoring and assessment of demersal and nearshore/estuarine scalefish fisheries in the Gascoyne, West and South Coast bioregions.

He has led WA’s involvement with the Redmap Australia project since 2012, 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 assessment of WA's fisheries since 2011.

Dr Jackson is a Past President of the Australian Society for Fish Biology, a member of the American Fisheries Society and an alumni of Leadership WA.

Dr Gary Jackson BSc MSc PhD
Principal Research Scientist, Finfish
T: (08) 9203 0191


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