Steve is an Australian scientist who began his career as a fisherman in Australia, the Middle East, and S. E. Asia, before moving into research. Prior to joining GMRI, Steve worked at the Australian Maritime College, during which time he played a key role in the development of selective fishing gears in a variety of fisheries in Australia and other countries. Steve joined our staff in January 2007 to lead our efforts to develop environmentally-friendly fishing gear, working collaboratively with fishermen and other stakeholders.
Primary Research Interests
Fishing gear design and operation, energy optimization and fuel conservation, fishing gear selectivity and seabed impacts, fish behavior and response to gear stimuli, catchability and catching efficiency, role of fishing technology in fisheries management, electronic logbooks, environmental management systems.
Service to Science & Community
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