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Justin Bell

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Dr Justin Bell is a Research Fellow at the Fisheries, Aquaculture and Coasts division of the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. He is a fish and fisheries biologist.

Biography

Before joining the University of Tasmania, Justin was a Scientific Officer for 8 years at the Primary Industries Research Victoria (formerly the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute).

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (2012):  Reproduction and ageing of Australian holocephalans and whitefin swell shark. Deakin University
  • BSc (1st Class Hons) (2004): Reproductive biology of the elephant fish, Callorhinchus milii, in south-eastern Australia. Deakin University

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Expertise

  • Fisheries management
  • Fish biology

Research Themes

Justin's research aligns with the University's research themes of Marine, Antarctic and Maritime, and also Environment, Resources and Sustainability. His research interests include biological and fisheries related investigations of various fish, shark and invertebrate species, thereby contributing to the sustainable exploitation of marine resources by commercial and recreational fisheries.

Collaboration

Justin collaborates with researchers from Japan, Singapore and throughout Australia. This research predominantly involves shark physiology.

Awards

  • Sustainability Award (abalone program of the Department of Primary Industries)
  • 1854 Museum Victoria Postgraduate Award
  • Victorian Coastal Council award for 'Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence'

Current projects

FRDC 2013/008: Movement, habitat utilisation and population status of the endangered Maugean skate and implications for aquaculture operations in Macquarie Harbour

Fields of Research

  • Fish Physiology and Genetics (070405)
  • Fisheries Management (070403)
  • Fisheries Sciences (070499)
  • Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment (070402)
  • Animal Physiology - Systems (060603)
  • Molecular Evolution (060409)
  • Aquaculture (070401)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
  • Fisheries - Wild Caught (830299)
  • Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) (830204)
  • Wild Caught Edible Molluscs (830203)
  • Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960808)
  • Wild Caught Rock Lobster (830206)
  • Wild Caught Tuna (830207)
  • Wild Caught Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns) (830202)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) (830102)
  • Wild Caught Prawns (830205)

Publications

Justin has predominantly published in the fish biology and fisheries research fields.

Total publications

49

Highlighted publications

(1 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2007Journal ArticleHyodo S, Bell JD, Healy JM, Kaneko T, Hasegawa S, et al., 'Osmoregulation in elephant fish Callorhinchus milii (Holocephali), with special reference to the rectal gland', Journal of Experimental Biology, 210, (8) pp. 1303-1310. ISSN 0022-0949 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1242/jeb.003418 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17

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Journal Article

(16 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Bell JD, Lyle JM, 'Post-capture survival and implications for by-catch in a multi-species coastal gillnet fishery', PLoS One, 11, (11) Article e0166632. ISSN 1932-6203 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166632 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lyle JM

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2016Hasegawa K, Kato A, Watanabe T, Takagi W, Romero MF, et al., 'Sulfate transporters involved in sulfate secretion in the kidney are localized in the renal proximal tubule II of the elephant fish (Callorhinchus milii)', American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 311, (1) pp. R66-R78. ISSN 0363-6119 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1152/ajpregu.00477.2015 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Bell JD, Watson RA, Ye Y, 'Global fishing capacity and fishing effort from 1950 to 2012', Fish and Fisheries, 18, (3) pp. 489-505. ISSN 1467-2960 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/faf.12187 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Watson RA

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2015Kakumura K, Takabe S, Takagi W, Hasegawa K, Konno N, et al., 'Morphological and molecular investigations of the holocephalan elephant fish nephron: the existence of a countercurrent-like configuration and two separate diluting segments in the distal tubule', Cell and Tissue Research, 362, (3) pp. 677-688. ISSN 0302-766X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00441-015-2234-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2015Yamaguchi Y, Takagi W, Kuraku S, Moriyama S, Bell JD, et al., 'Discovery of conventional prolactin from the holocephalan elephant fish, Callorhinchus milii', General and Comparative Endocrinology, 224 pp. 216-227. ISSN 0016-6480 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2015.08.020 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2014Takagi W, Kajimura M, Tanaka H, Hasegawa K, Bell JD, et al., 'Urea-based osmoregulation in the developing embryo of oviparous cartilaginous fish (Callorhinchus milii): contribution of the extraembryonic yolk sac during the early developmental period', Journal of Experimental Biology, 217, (10) pp. 1353-1362. ISSN 0022-0949 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1242/jeb.094649 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6

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2013D Souza DG, Rana K, Milley KM, MacLean HE, Zajac JD, et al., 'Expression of Wnt signaling skeletal development genes in the cartilaginous fish, elephant shark (Callorhinchus milii)', General and Comparative Endocrinology, 193 pp. 1-9. ISSN 0016-6480 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2013.06.021 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2012Takagi W, Kajimura M, Bell JD, Toop T, Donald JA, et al., 'Hepatic and extrahepatic distribution of ornithine urea cycle enzymes in holocephalan elephant fish (Callorhinchus milii)', Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - B Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 161, (4) pp. 331-340. ISSN 1096-4959 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpb.2011.12.006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 8

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2012Yamaguchi Y, Kaiya H, Konno N, Iwata E, Miyazato M, et al., 'The fifth neurohypophysial hormone receptor is structurally related to the V2-type receptor but functionally similar to V1-type receptors', General and Comparative Endocrinology, 178, (3) pp. 519-528. ISSN 0016-6480 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2012.07.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 22

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2010Gillis JA, Rawlinson KA, Bell JD, Lyon WS, Baker CVH, et al., 'Holocephalan embryos provide evidence for gill arch appendage reduction and opercular evolution in cartilaginous fishes', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108, (4) pp. 1507-1512. ISSN 0027-8424 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1012968108 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 18

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2010Grixti D, Morison A, Bell JD, 'Undersized Acanthopagrus butcheri caught and released from commercial gillnets show high survival rates in the Gippsland Lakes, Southeastern Australia', North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 30, (3) pp. 723-731. ISSN 0275-5947 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1577/M09-037 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

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2010Inoue JG, Miya M, Lam K, Tay B-H, Danks JA, et al., 'Evolutionary origin and phylogeny of the modern holocephalans (Chondrichthyes: Chimaeriformes): A mitogenomic perspective', Molecular Biology and Evolution, 27, (11) pp. 2576-2586. ISSN 0737-4038 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msq147 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 86Web of Science - 75

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2010Liu Y, Ibrahim AS, Tay B-H, Richardson SJ, Bell JD, et al., 'Parathyroid hormone gene family in a cartilaginous fish, the elephant shark (Callorhinchus milii)', Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 25, (12) pp. 2337-2347. ISSN 0884-0431 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.178 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 11

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2009Kakumura K, Watanabe S, Bell JD, Donald JA, Toop T, et al., 'Multiple urea transporter proteins in the kidney of holocephalan elephant fish (Callorhinchus milii)', Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - B Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 154, (2) pp. 239-247. ISSN 1096-4959 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpb.2009.06.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 13

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2007Hyodo S, Bell JD, Healy JM, Kaneko T, Hasegawa S, et al., 'Osmoregulation in elephant fish Callorhinchus milii (Holocephali), with special reference to the rectal gland', Journal of Experimental Biology, 210, (8) pp. 1303-1310. ISSN 0022-0949 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1242/jeb.003418 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17

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2007Jennings BL, Bell JD, Hyodo S, Toop T, Donald JA, 'Mechanisms of vasodilation in the dorsal aorta of the elephant fish, Callorhinchus milii (Chimaeriformes: Holocephali)', Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology, 177, (5) pp. 557-567. ISSN 0174-1578 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00360-007-0154-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2005Jones C, Walker T, Bell JD, Reardon M, Ambrosio C, et al., 'Male genital ducts and copulatory appendages in Chondrichthyans', Reproductive biology and phylogeny of Chondrichthyes: Sharks, Batoids and Chimaeras, Science Publishers Inc, William C Hamlett (ed), New Hampshire USA, pp. 361-393. ISBN 9781578083145 (2005) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(13 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Bell JD, Lyle JM, Semmens JM, Moreno D, 'Movement and behaviour of the endangered Maugean skate, Zearaja maugeana, in Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania', Program book for the Australian Society for Fish Biology - Oceania Chondrichthyan Society Joint Conference, 04-07 September, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lyle JM; Semmens JM

2016Moreno D, Bell JD, Lyle JM, Semmens JM, 'Space utilisation, movement and behaviour of the spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias, in Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania', Program book for the Australian Society for Fish Biology - Oceania Chondrichthyan Society Joint Conference, 04-07 September, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lyle JM; Semmens JM

2014Tagaki W, Kajimura M, Tanaka H, Bell JD, Hyodo S, 'A functional shift of urea-producing site from extraembryonic yolk sac to liver in the developing embryos of two oviparous cartilaginous fishes', Abstract Book for the International Congress on the Biology of Fish, 3-7 August, Edinburgh, Scotland, pp. 228. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hyodo S

2011Gorfine H, Ellis G, Bell JD, Lewis Z, 'Removing sea urchins (Centrostephanus rodgersii ) to recover abalone (Haliotis rubra) habitat', Australian Abalone Convention, Hamilton Island, pp. 1-2. (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2007Bell JD, Walker T, Hamlett W, Laurenson L, 'Age estimation and reproduction of southern Australian holocephalans and the white-fin swell shark (Cephaloscyllium spp)', Oceania Chondrichthyan Society, Queenscliff Victoria, pp. 1-2. (2007) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2007Ibrahim A, Venkatesha B, Brenner S, Walker T, Bell JD, et al., 'Parathyroid hormone-related protein genes in chondrichthyan fish', Comparative Endocrinology of Calcium Regulation Conference, Montreal, Canada, pp. 1-2. (2007) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006Bell JD, Walker T, Hamlett W, Laurenson L, 'Age estimation and reproduction of southern Australian holocephalans and the white-fin swell shark (Cephaloscyllium spp)', Proceedings of the Inaugural Southern Queensland Elasmobranch Research Forum, Stradbroke Island Queensland, pp. 1-2. (2006) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006Bell JD, Walker T, Hamlett W, Laurenson L, 'Age estimation and reproduction of southern Australian holocephalans and the white-fin swell shark (Cephaloscyllium spp)', Australian Society of Fish Biology, Hobart Tasmania, pp. 1-2. (2006) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2005Bell JD, Walker T, Hamlett W, Laurenson L, 'The reproductive biology of holocephalan fishes', 7th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference, Taipei Taiwan, pp. 1-2. (2005) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2005Hyodo S, Kawakoshi A, Bell JD, Donald J, Takei Y, et al., 'Osmoregulation in elephanfish Callorhinchus milii (Holocephali)', 15th International Congress of Comparative Endocrinology, 2005, Boston USA, pp. 1-2. (2005) [Conference Extract]

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2005Toop T, Healy J, Bell JD, Takei Y, Hyodo S, 'Osmoregulatory strategy in the elephant fish Callorhinchus milii', Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry Meeting, 2005, Dunedin New Zealand, pp. 1. (2005) [Conference Extract]

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2004Bell JD, Walker T, Hamlett W, Laurenson L, 'The reproductive biology of the elephant fish Callorhinchus milii', Australian Society of Fish Biology, 2004, Adelaide South Australia, pp. 1-2. (2004) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Hyodo S, Bell JD, Donald J, Takei Y, Toop T, 'Osmoregulation in elephantfish, Callorhinchus milii (Holocephali)', Meeting of the Japanese Zoological Association, Tokyo Japan, pp. 1-2. (2004) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(10 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Bell J, Lyle J, Semmens J, Awruch C, Moreno D, et al., 'Movement, habitat utilisation and population status of the endangered Maugean skate and implications for fishing and aquaculture operations in Macquarie Harbour', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Hobart, Tasmania, 2013/008 (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Lyle J; Semmens J; Awruch C; Currie S; Morash A; Ross J; Barrett N

2015Bell J, Watson R, Ye Y, 'A global, regional and national developmental status assessment of fishing capacity and fishing effort from 1950 to 2012', Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Hobart, TAS (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Watson R

2014Andrews J, Lyle JM, Bell JD, Fowler A, 'Status of key Australian fish stocks reports 2014 - 46. Southern sand flathead Platycephalus bassensis', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Canberra, ACT (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Lyle JM

2014Flood M, Liggins G, Bell J, Andrews J, 'Status of key Australian fish stocks reports 2014 - 47. Tiger Flathead Neoplatycephalus richardsoni', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Canberra (2014) [Contract Report]

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2014Ierodiaconou D, Miller AD, Rattray A, Weeks AR, Gorfine HK, et al., 'Spatial patterns, landscape genetics and post virus recovery of blacklip abalone, Haliotis rubra (Leach), in the western commercial fishing zone of Victoria', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Deakin, ACT, FRDC Project No 2011 (2014) [Contract Report]

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2014Lyle J, Bell J, Green C, Andrews J, 'Status of key Australian fish stocks reports 2014 - 32: Banded Morwong Cheilodactylus spectabilis', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Canberra (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Lyle J

2014Lyle J, Bell J, Moore A, Stewart J, 'Status of key Australian fish stocks reports 2014: 48. Common Jack Mackerel Trachurus declivis', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Canberra, ACT (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Lyle J

2014Lyle JM, Bell JD, Chuwen BM, Barrett N, Tracey SR, et al., 'Assessing the impacts of gillnetting in Tasmania: implications for by-catch and biodiversity', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Australia, 2010/016 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Lyle JM; Chuwen BM; Barrett N; Tracey SR; Buxton CD

2014Noriega R, Bell J, Lyle J, 'Status of key Australian fish stocks reports 2014 - 7. Gould's Squid Notodarus gouldi', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Canberra (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Lyle J

2014Semmens J, Gorfine H, Marton N, Jarvis D, Bell J, 'Status of key Australian fish stocks reports 2014 - 4. Commercial Scallop Pecten fumatus', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Canberra (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Semmens J

Other Public Output

(9 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Bell JD, Lyle JM, Andre J, Hartmann K, 'Tasmanian scalefish fishery: ecological risk assessment', Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, May (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Lyle JM; Andre J; Hartmann K

2015Emery T, Bell J, Lyle J, Hartmann K, 'Tasmanian scalefish fishery assessment 2013/14', Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, December (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Emery T; Lyle J; Hartmann K

2012Gorfine H, Bell JD, Mills K, Lewis Z, 'Removing sea urchins (Centrostephanus rodgersii) to recover abalone (Haliotis rubra) habitat', Fisheries Victoria Internal Report No 46, DPI Vic, Victoria (2012) [Report Other]

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2012Green C, Brown P, Giri K, Bell JD, Conron S, 'Quantifying the recreational catch of southern bluefin tuna off the Victorian coast', Recreational Fishing Grant Program Research Report, DPI Vic, Victoria (2012) [Report Other]

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2010Gorfine H, Bell JD, Lewis Z, 'Human impacts on Victorian intertidal habitats', Fisheries Victoria Internal Report, DPI Vic, Victoria (2010) [Report Other]

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2008Bell JD, Stivala J, Gorfine H, 'Harvest strategies and survey methodologies for the Victorian commerical scallop fishery', Fisheries Victoria Internal Report, DPI Vic, Victoria (2008) [Report Other]

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2008Walker T, Stevens J, Braccini M, Daley R, Huveneers C, et al., 'Rapid assessment of sustainablity for ecological risk of shark and other chondrichthyan bycatch species taken on the southern and eastern scalefish and shark fishery', FRDC Report 2002/033, Victoria (2008) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Treloar MA; Awruch CA

2006Bell JD, Morison A, 'Methods for the quantification and restriction of the Victorian recreational rock lobster fishery', Internal report to Fisheries Victoria, Fisheries Victoria (2006) [Report Other]

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2005Walker T, Bell JD, Hudson R, Reardon M, Smith R, et al., 'Reproductive biology of elephant fish (Callorhinchus milii) harvested off southern Australia. In 'Sawshark and elephant fish assessment and bycatch evaluation in the southern shark fishery'', FRDC Project 1999/103, Victoria (2005) [Report Other]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

2

Total funding

$187,193

Projects

Elemental analysis of the vertebrae of a small shark to investigate ecology and develop a novel approach to validating the age of sharks: aiding in the conservation and management of shark populations (2016 - 2017)$17,700
Description
The purpose of this study is to assess the potential of using vertebral microchemistry in age validation and, if successful, to assess the use of vertebrae as an appropriate ageing structure for the spiny dogfish.
Funding
Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc ($17,700)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lyle JM; Bell JD
Period
2016 - 2017
Where do Calamari spawn in Northern Tasmania and how will this information aid the management of the Calamari fishery in Northern Tasmania? (2016 - 2019)$169,493
Description
Calamari, like most cephalopods, are highly productive, however there short lifespan means that it is vitally important that they are allowed to spawn successfully as there is only ever a single cohort within the fishery. The north coast calamari fishery is expanding in terms of catch and effort by both the commercial and recreational sectors and there is no mechanism to prevent further expansion by either sector. There is currently no understanding of spatial or temporal variation in spawning in this region and environmental conditions are vastly different to the south east. The impacts of the expansion on the productivity of the species is unknown and thus, there is no information available to predict the possible impact of further expansion, which is likely to occur in both the recreational and commercial sectors. The calamari fishery is increasing in value and overexpansion in this fishery is likely to have negative economic ramifications for the fishery due to both overcapacity and decreased productivity.
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($169,493)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Tracey S; Lyle JM; Pecl GT; Bell JD
Period
2016 - 2019

Research Supervision

Current

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDBiology of the White Spotted Dogfish (Squalus Acanthias) in South-East Australia2014