Gary Jackson is a Principal Research Scientist with the Department of Fisheries, Western Australia. He received his BSc in 'Fishery Science' from Plymouth Polytechnic (UK), MSc from the University of Adelaide and PhD from Murdoch University. After migrating to Australia in 1989, he first worked for the South Australian Department of Fisheries studying native freshwater species of the Lower Murray River. After a period of post-grad study, he then worked for the South Australian Research and Development Institute at West Beach working on the developing sardine fishery. He moved to Western Australia in 1997 to lead a research project on snapper and the recreational fishery in the World Heritage region of Shark Bay. Since then he has worked on a range of projects focussed on the biology and dynamics of exploited finfish stocks, stock assessment and fishery management. He now leads the Southern Fisheries Finfish team that is responsible for monitoring and assessment of finfish fisheries from Shark Bay to the South Australian border. He has been a member of ASFB since 1992, has served as a state rep in both SA and WA and has been on the Exec as the national conference/workshop coordinator since 2005.
Western Australian Fisheries and Marine Research Laboratories
Department of Fisheries
PO Box 20
North Beach WA 6920
Phone: 08 92030191 or 0419046435
Fax: 08 92030199