Investigating the Portunid crab fisheries in NSW

For my PhD, I am investigating the Portunid crab fisheries in New South Wales.

My major research objectives include:

  • To investigate temporal and spatial patterns in the settlement and habitat preference of juvenile blue swimmer crabs;
  • To determine if these characteristics are linked to environmental variables and nutrient availability;
  • To inform managers of strategies in the effective management of the crab fisheries including modelling and fisheries enhancement.

 

This project is in collaboration with the Port Stephens Fisheries Institute (Department of Primary Industries), supervised by Prof. Iain Suthers and Dr. Matt Taylor and is funded by the NSW Recreational Saltwater Fishing Trust and the Fisheries R&D Corporation.

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PUBLICATIONS

Hanamseth R, Barry Baker G, Sherwen S, Hindell M, Lea M-A. Assessing the importance of net colour as a seabird bycatch mitigation measure in gillnet fishing. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 2017; 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2805.