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Reg Watson

Professor of Fisheries and Ecological Modelling

Room 213.20 (Hobart), IMAS Taroona (Mon, Tue, Wed) and Waterfront Building (Thu, Fri), Off-Campus

+61 3 6226 6904 (Waterfront) (phone)

R.A.Watson@utas.edu.au

As the global population rises and the ability of agricultural land to produce enough food to meet our needs reaches its maximum, we will increasingly look to the oceans to supply food and nutrients. How can we ensure that the pressure placed on our marine ecosystems is sustainable?

Bridging the gap between food security and marine conservation

Professor of Fisheries and Ecological Modelling, Reg Watson is looking for an answer to that question. He is conducting global fisheries research that allows authorities and NGOs to make informed decisions about the future of our marine environments. A global seafood certification system, fisheries mapping and geo-engineering in our oceans are the focus of his research.

'I began my career in government, supporting the fishing industry; then for more than a decade I worked as a marine conservationist. Conservationists have traditionally considered fisheries to be bad. But as my career progressed, I realised that pressures were going to mount on food from the oceans, and to ensure sustainability, I needed to have a foot in both camps,' said Professor Watson.

'People need nutrients and food. Starving people will feed themselves illegally if they have to, and when food is short on the land, people tend to look to the oceans.

'We need to look ahead and pre-empt the future demands on the oceans and make policy decisions about it now. We need to find ways for fishing to happen as well as it can on a global scale, and serve our needs.'

Professor Watson is exploring a global seafood tracking system that will examine the source of all seafoods, even those not currently certified.

'To ensure that fishing is done sustainably, we should be able to track where and how the seafood was harvested and produced, and who imported it.

'This would also benefit the marketing of Australian seafood and help consumers make informed purchasing decisions. People want to know where their food comes from,' he said.

Professor Watson's research has drawn attention to the lack of good global statistics on fishing. By mapping fisheries, he has empowered decision-makers to look at what was previously too hard.

His research is also concerned with geo-engineering in our oceans.

'The world has finite production from the sun. We've changed the planet to produce far more food on the land. This is likely to be the case in our oceans as well.'

Geo-engineering would see something put into the ocean to change it. Like fertilising crops on the land, oceans could also be fertilised so that algae grow and remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases could also be injected into the oceans to moderate climate change. Professor Watson is concerned that this will happen without sufficient study.

'The richest fisheries in the world are where algae are rich. The question is, could we make the situation in the oceans better or will we make things worse?'

Professor Watson said that scientists have to be involved with the broader public policy debate.

'As a marine conservationist, I want to ensure that we have made the best of the situation, that we have the best future possible. Conservationists, policy makers and fisheries need to work together creatively to find the way forward,' said Professor Watson.

The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies brings together marine conservationists and fisheries scientists in one organisation, which is unique. It makes it an ideal place to conduct research in this field.

Professor Watson said the bottom line is that demand for food from our oceans is increasing.

'We need to acknowledge that this is coming and find the best path forward.'

Reg Watson is a Professor of fisheries and marine conservation. His primary focus is mapping global fisheries and their interactions with marine ecosystems. Professor Watson collaborates in global studies of marine biodiversity, economics of fishing and the impacts of fishing on birds and mammals. His goal is the development of better methods to assess the health of exploited marine systems, the impacts of climate change and the social consequences of mismanagement in our oceans. He is also concerned with food security and how our needs impact on global oceans. Currently his research includes global certification of seafoods, and the potential benefits and impacts of geo-engineering in our oceans. Professor Watson has over 35 years experience with international fisheries.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree University Country Date of Award

PhD

University of Queensland

Australia

1983

MSc

University of Manitoba

Canada

1977

BSc (Honours)

University of Manitoba

Canada

1975

Biography

The first half of Reg's 40-year career was spent in government departments in Canada, Australia and elsewhere. Initially his research included limnology and parasitology but primarily he was a senior researcher in fisheries and the marine environment at state and national levels. Since 1999, Reg has been in academia, spending more than a decade at the University of British Columbia with its famous 'Sea Around Us' project, writing many high impact papers and receiving an award from the Ecological Society of America. He won a Commonwealth Environmental Research Facilities Research Fellowship at the University of Tasmania in 2008. In 2013 Reg was given a profile position in the Open to Talent initiative at the University of Tasmania and was appointed as Professor of Fisheries and Ecological Modelling. Because of his background he blends talents and networks that bring together the scientists working supporting fisheries with those in marine conservation. Reg won an Australian Research Council Discovery grant entitled 'fishing for change: enhancing Australia's seafood futures'. He actively collaborates globally in research looking at the impacts and limitations to fisheries, the impacts of climate change and other factors on marine food security, and modelling marine ecosystems.

Research Themes

Reg's research aligns to the University's research theme of Environment, Resources and Sustainability.

He studies the impacts and limitations to fisheries, the impacts of climate change and other factors on marine food security, and models marine ecosystems. He collaborates in global studies of marine biodiversity, economics of fishing, and impacts on birds and mammals; and desires to develop better ways to assess the health of exploited marine systems, the impacts of climate change, and the social consequences of mismanagement.

Many of his most significant publications were possible because he found ways of mapping global fisheries catches with precision which had never been done. He also developed the means to show where fishing effort was being expended. Currently he is extending this to the ability to trace where all imported global seafood are caught and evaluate its impact at the source (and importantly the impacts of climate change on that fishing and our future seafood supply). He has also developed mapping techniques that follow global mariculture production to our supermarkets. He is actively involved in looking at the broader issues of food security, and does so in collaboration with those studying global agriculture. He seeks to understand the limitations to food production we are facing in light of population rise, warming seas, acidification of oceans, and climate change. He in involved in modelling how fisheries operate globally based on extensive databases of global catch and fisheries effort he has assembled over the last decade. These models will explore a range of future scenarios and help Australia to secure a better future by guiding policy.

Administrative expertise

Reg has managed large research projects both at universities and in government. These projects have included requirements for wide stakeholder consultation and challenging fieldwork at sea in remote locations. He has considerable experience working in cross-cultural and transdisciplinary settings in Australia and in a range of other countries.

Teaching

Marine ecology, Fisheries, Ecological modelling

Teaching expertise

  • Coordinator for University of Tasmania's Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies unit KSM201 Marine Resource Management and Conservation
  • Practical facilitator several units at University of Queensland's Veterinary Science (Parasitology)
  • Lecturer in Zoology, Brandon University (First Nation's teacher training)

Teaching responsibility

KSM 201 Marine Resource Management and Conservation

Research Appointments

  • Professor of Fisheries and Ecological Modelling 9/2013 to Present Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania
  • Senior Scientist/Professor 2013 IMAS, University of Tasmania
  • Professor of Ecological Modelling 2008-2010 (CERF) IMAS, University of Tasmania (part-time)
  • Senior Research Fellow/Scientist 1999 – 2013 Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Canada

Research Invitations

  • Invited to Collaborate with International Institute for Advanced Systems Analysis, Austria to add marine food projections to global terrestrial food and fibre models.
  • Invited to work with French researchers to look at changes at the tropic level of marine diets with case studies in the Pacific (CEntre de Synthèse et d'Analyse sur la Biodiversité-2014).

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Expertise

  • Fisheries, fisheries management and modelling
  • Marine ecology
  • Marine ecological modelling
  • Marine food security
  • Marine conservation

Awards

  • Australian Research Council Discovery 2013
  • University of Tasmania's (Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies) Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship candidate. 2012
  • Sustainability Science Award, Ecological Society of America 2011 (jointly for paper in Science)
  • Commonwealth Environmental Research Facilities Research Fellowship (Professor of Marine Ecosystem Modelling, University of Tasmania) 2008-2010.         
  • Canadian National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship:  1984
  • University of Queensland Postgraduate Research Scholarship:  1979 -1982
  • Manitoba Fellowship:  1975-1977
  • Canadian National Research Council Scholarship:  1976-1977

Collaboration

Working with the CSIRO on an ARC Discovery project entitled 'Fishing for change: enhancing Australia's seafood futures'. (See Current Projects)

Working with International Institute for Advanced Systems Analysis, Austria to add marine food projections to global terrestrial food and fibre models.

Research proposal submitted to work with French researchers including Dr Sylvain Bonhommeau to look at the 'impact of human food consumption on global resource use from prehistoric times to current status' with case studies in the Pacific (CEntre de Synthèse et d'Analyse sur la Biodiversité-2014).

Current projects

Australian Research Council Discovery Project

'Fishing for change: enhancing Australia's seafood futures'

Use historical data to minimize potential disasters to maximize opportunities by developing a model of Australia's fisheries and their response to future environmental and management change. Fisheries and seafood production are an important part of Australia's economy and future food security – but are vulnerable to, and a cause of changes in critical marine environments. A range of approaches will estimate what Australia's ultimate seafood production potential is, establish the environmental providence of Australia's seafood imports vital to the domestic industry and consumers, and add important environmental credentials to national fisheries stock assessments essential for future competitive exports.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome funded project

'Producing a database and summary report of country-level global fisheries effort'

To develop methodologies to produce a global database of fishing capacity and effort. Provide databases with error estimates for global fleets since 1950.

Fields of Research

  • Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment (070402)
  • Fisheries Management (070403)
  • Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (050101)
  • Environment and Resource Economics (140205)
  • Ecosystem Function (050102)
  • Global Change Biology (069902)
  • Animal Production (070299)
  • Farming Systems Research (070107)
  • Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)

Research Objectives

  • Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) (830204)
  • Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability (960311)
  • Fisheries - Wild Caught (830299)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments (960507)
  • Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960808)
  • Wild Caught Tuna (830207)
  • Wild Caught Prawns (830205)
  • Coastal and Marine Management Policy (960701)
  • Fisheries - Recreational (830201)
  • Climate and Climate Change (960399)
  • Global Effects of Climate Change and Variability (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. Social Impacts) (960310)
  • Aquaculture Prawns (830105)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
  • Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change (960305)
  • Aquaculture Rock Lobster (830106)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts) (960307)
  • Wild Caught Rock Lobster (830206)

Publications

Reg currently ranks 8th in the world in Fisheries (and ascending) by Google based on 18,964 citations, an H-index of 54 and an i-10 index of 117.

He receives about 3,200 citations annually (and rising rapidly). He is ranked 2nd by Google in Ecological Modeling. Reg has published over 120 papers, for the last decade more than 85% have been in A or A* journals including 16 in Science or Nature's journals.

Reg's publications have had a significant impact in the fields of fisheries and marine conservation, and currently five have surpassed a thousand citations each. These publications have described the status of global fisheries and their impacts on marine environments, the valuation of fisheries' benefits, the limitations to marine food production and enhanced the dialogue between the fishing industry and conservation groups.

Total publications

119

Highlighted publications

(15 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2015Journal ArticleChristensen V, Coll M, Buszowski J, Cheung WWL, Frolicher T, et al., 'The global ocean is an ecosystem: simulating marine life and fisheries', Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24, (5) pp. 507-517. ISSN 1466-822X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/geb.12281 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12

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2015Journal ArticleWatson RA, Nowara GB, Hartmann K, Green BS, Tracey SR, et al., 'Marine foods sourced from farther as their use of global ocean primary production increases', Nature Communications, 6 Article 7365. ISSN 2041-1723 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8365 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17

Co-authors: Hartmann K; Green BS; Tracey SR; Carter CG

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2015Journal ArticleSumaila UR, Lam VWY, Miller DD, Teh L, Watson RA, et al., 'Winners and losers in a world where the high seas is closed to fishing', Scientific Reports, 5 Article 8481. ISSN 2045-2322 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/srep08481 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24

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2014Journal ArticleWatson R, Zeller D, Pauly D, 'Primary productivity demands of global fishing fleets', Fish and Fisheries, 15, (2) pp. 231-241. ISSN 1467-2960 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/faf.12013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 20

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2013Journal ArticleCheung WWL, Watson R, Pauly D, 'Signature of ocean warming in global fisheries catch', Nature, 497, (7449) pp. 365-368. ISSN 0028-0836 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature12156 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 151

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2010Journal ArticleButchart SHM, Walpole M, Collen B, Van Strien A, Scharlemann JPW, et al., 'Global biodiversity: Indicators of recent declines', Science, 328, (5982) pp. 1164-1168. ISSN 0036-8075 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.1187512 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1506Web of Science - 1328

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2010Journal ArticleChassot E, Bonhommeau S, Dulvy NK, Melin F, Watson RA, et al., 'Global marine primary production constrains fisheries catches', Ecology Letters, 13, (4) pp. 495-505. ISSN 1461-023X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01443.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 133Web of Science - 126

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2009Journal ArticleCheung WWL, Lam VWY, Sarmiento JL, Kearney K, Watson RA, et al., 'Projecting global marine biodiversity impacts under climate change scenarios', Fish and Fisheries, 10, (3) pp. 235-251. ISSN 1467-2960 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2008.00315.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 499Web of Science - 458

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2009Journal ArticleWorm B, Hilborn R, Baum JK, Branch TA, Collie JS, et al., 'Rebuilding Global Fisheries', Science, 325, (5940) pp. 578-585. ISSN 0036-8075 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.1173146 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 965Web of Science - 913

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2008Journal ArticleHalpern BS, Walbridge S, Selkoe KA, Kappel CV, Micheli F, et al., 'A global map of human impact on marine ecosystems', Science, 319, (5865) pp. 948-952. ISSN 0036-8075 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.1149345 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2113Web of Science - 1916

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2006Journal ArticleWorm B, Barbier EB, Beaumont N, Duffy JE, Folke C, et al., 'Impacts of biodiversity loss on ocean ecosystem services', Science, 314, (5800) pp. 787-790. ISSN 0036-8075 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.1132294 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1845Web of Science - 1670

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2004Journal ArticleWatson RA, Kitchingman A, Gelchu A, Pauly D, 'Mapping global fisheries: Sharpening our focus', Fish and Fisheries, 5, (2) pp. 168-177. ISSN 1467-2960 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2004.00142.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 127Web of Science - 123

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2003Journal ArticlePauly D, Alder J, Bennett E, Christensen V, Tyedmers P, et al., 'The Future for Fisheries', Science, 302, (5649) pp. 1359-1361. ISSN 0036-8075 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.1088667 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 300Web of Science - 270

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2002Journal ArticlePauly D, Christensen V, Guenette S, Pitcher TJ, Sumaila UR, et al., 'Towards sustainability in world fisheries', Nature, 418, (6898) pp. 689-695. ISSN 0028-0836 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature01017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1436Web of Science - 1314

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2001Journal ArticleWatson RA, Pauly D, 'Systematic distortions in world fisheries catch trends', Nature, 414, (6863) pp. 534-536. ISSN 0028-0836 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/35107050 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 355Web of Science - 326

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Journal Article

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Farmery AK, Gardner C, Jennings S, Green BS, Watson RA, 'Assessing the inclusion of seafood in the sustainable diet literature', Fish and Fisheries, 18, (3) pp. 607-618. ISSN 1467-2960 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/faf.12205 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Farmery AK; Gardner C; Jennings S; Green BS

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2017Farmery AK, Jennings S, Gardner C, Watson RA, Green BS, 'Naturalness as a basis for incorporating marine biodiversity into life cycle assessment of seafood', International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment pp. 1-17. ISSN 0948-3349 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11367-017-1274-2 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Farmery AK; Jennings S; Gardner C; Green BS

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2017McCauley R, Day RD, Swadling KM, Fitzgibbon QP, Watson RA, et al., 'Widely used marine seismic survey air gun operations negatively impact zooplankton', Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1 Article 0195. ISSN 2397-334X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0195 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Day RD; Swadling KM; Fitzgibbon QP; Semmens JM

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2017Parker RWR, Gardner C, Green BS, Hartmann K, Watson RA, 'Drivers of fuel use in rock lobster fisheries', ICES Journal of Marine Science, 74, (6) pp. 1681-1689. ISSN 1054-3139 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx024 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Parker RWR; Gardner C; Green BS; Hartmann K

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2017Stock CA, John JG, Rykaczewski RR, Asch RG, Cheung WWL, et al., 'Reconciling fisheries catch and ocean productivity', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114, (8) pp. E1441-E1449. ISSN 0027-8424 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1610238114 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2

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2017Watson RA, 'A database of global marine commercial, small-scale, illegal and unreported fisheries catch 1950-2014', Scientific Data, 4 Article 170039. ISSN 2052-4463 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2017.39 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2017Watson RA, Nichols R, Lam VWY, Sumaila UR, 'Global seafood trade flows and developing economies: insights from linking trade and production', Marine Policy, 82 pp. 41-49. ISSN 0308-597X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.04.017 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Nichols R

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2017Herrero M, Thornton PK, Power B, Bogard JR, Remans R, et al., 'Farming and the geography of nutrient production for human use: a transdisciplinary analysis', Lancet Planetary Health, 1, (1) pp. e33-e42. ISSN 2542-5196 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S2542-5196(17)30007-4 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Watson RA, Green BS, Tracey SR, Farmery A, Pitcher TJ, 'Provenance of global seafood', Fish and Fisheries, 17, (3) pp. 585-595. ISSN 1467-2960 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/faf.12129 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Green BS; Tracey SR; Farmery A

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2016Watson RA, Pitcher TJ, Jennings S, 'Plenty more fish in the sea?', Fish and Fisheries, 18, (1) pp. 105-113. ISSN 1467-2960 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/faf.12128 [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: Bell JD

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2015Sumaila UR, Lam VWY, Miller DD, Teh L, Watson RA, et al., 'Winners and losers in a world where the high seas is closed to fishing', Scientific Reports, 5 Article 8481. ISSN 2045-2322 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/srep08481 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24

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2015Farmery A, Gardner C, Green BS, Jennings S, Watson R, 'Life cycle assessment of wild capture prawns: expanding sustainability considerations in the Australian northern prawn fishery', The Journal of Cleaner Production, 87 pp. 96-104. ISSN 0959-6526 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.10.063 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

Co-authors: Farmery A; Gardner C; Green BS; Jennings S

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2015Hilborn R, Fulton EA, Green BS, Hartmann K, Tracey SR, et al., 'When is a fishery sustainable?', Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 72, (9) pp. 1433-1441. ISSN 0706-652X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2015-0062 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Fulton EA; Green BS; Hartmann K; Tracey SR

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2015Mcowen CJ, Cheung WWL, Rykaczewski RR, Watson RA, Wood LJ, 'Is fisheries production within Large Marine Ecosystems determined by bottom-up or top-down forcing?', Fish and Fisheries, 16, (4) pp. 623-632. ISSN 1467-2960 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/faf.12082 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

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2015Christensen V, Coll M, Buszowski J, Cheung WWL, Frolicher T, et al., 'The global ocean is an ecosystem: simulating marine life and fisheries', Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24, (5) pp. 507-517. ISSN 1466-822X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/geb.12281 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12

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2015Parker RWR, Hartmann K, Green BS, Gardner C, Watson RA, 'Environmental and economic dimensions of fuel use in Australian fisheries', The Journal of Cleaner Production, 87 pp. 78-86. ISSN 0959-6526 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.09.081 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8

Co-authors: Parker RWR; Hartmann K; Green BS; Gardner C

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2015Farmery AK, Gardner C, Green BS, Jennings S, Watson RA, 'Domestic or imported? An assessment of carbon footprints and sustainability of seafood consumed in Australia', Environmental Science and Policy, 54 pp. 35-43. ISSN 1462-9011 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2015.06.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Farmery AK; Gardner C; Green BS; Jennings S

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2015Sunday JM, Pecl GT, Frusher S, Hobday AJ, Hill N, et al., 'Species traits and climate velocity explain geographic range shifts in an ocean-warming hotspot', Ecology Letters, 18, (9) pp. 944-953. ISSN 1461-0248 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ele.12474 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 50Web of Science - 46

Co-authors: Pecl GT; Frusher S; Hill N; Holbrook NJ; Edgar GJ; Stuart-Smith R; Barrett N; Bates AE

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2015Watson R, 'Closing the high seas opens fishing opportunities', Australian Science, May pp. 38. ISSN 1442-679X (2015) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2015Watson RA, Nowara GB, Hartmann K, Green BS, Tracey SR, et al., 'Marine foods sourced from farther as their use of global ocean primary production increases', Nature Communications, 6 Article 7365. ISSN 2041-1723 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8365 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17

Co-authors: Hartmann K; Green BS; Tracey SR; Carter CG

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2015Devillers R, Pressey RL, Grech A, Kittinger JN, Edgar GJ, et al., 'Reinventing residual reserves in the sea: are we favouring ease of establishment over need for protection?', Aquatic Conservation, 25, (4) pp. 480-504. ISSN 1052-7613 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2445 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 57Web of Science - 64

Co-authors: Edgar GJ

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2015NIchols R, Yamazaki S, Jennings S, Watson RA, 'Fishing access agreements and harvesting decisions of host and distant water fishing nations', Marine Policy: The International Journal of Ocean Affairs, 54 pp. 77-85. ISSN 0308-597X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2014.12.019 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: NIchols R; Yamazaki S; Jennings S

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2014Cooke SJ, Arlinghaus R, Bartley DM, Beard TD, Cowx IG, et al., 'Where the waters meet: sharing ideas and experiences between inland and marine realms to promote sustainable fisheries management', Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 71 pp. 1593-1601. ISSN 0706-652X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2014-0176 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17

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2014McKinnon AD, Williams A, Young J, Ceccarelli D, Dunstan P, et al., 'Tropical marginal seas: priority regions for managing marine biodiversity and ecosystem function', Annual Review of Marine Science, 6 pp. 415-437. ISSN 1941-1405 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1146/annurev-marine-010213-135042 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8

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2014Pelletier N, Andre J, Charef A, Damalas D, Green B, et al., 'Energy prices and seafood security', Global Environmental Change, 24 pp. 30-41. ISSN 0959-3780 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.11.014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9

Co-authors: Andre J; Green B; Parker R; Thomas G

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2014Srinivasan UT, Cheung WWL, Watson RA, Sumaila UR, 'Response to removing biases in forecasts of fishery status', Journal of Bioeconomics, 16, (2) pp. 221-222. ISSN 1387-6996 (2014) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1007/s10818-013-9160-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2014Watson R, Pauly D, 'Coastal catch transects as a tool for studying global fisheries', Fish and Fisheries, 15, (3) pp. 445-455. ISSN 1467-2960 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/faf.12025 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Watson R, Zeller D, Pauly D, 'Primary productivity demands of global fishing fleets', Fish and Fisheries, 15, (2) pp. 231-241. ISSN 1467-2960 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/faf.12013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 20

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2014Bates AE, Pecl GT, Frusher S, Hobday AJ, Wernberg T, et al., 'Defining and observing stages of climate-mediated range shifts in marine systems', Global Environmental Change, 26, (1) pp. 27-38. ISSN 0959-3780 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 56Web of Science - 52

Co-authors: Bates AE; Pecl GT; Frusher S; Hill NA; Holbrook NJ; Edgar GJ

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2013Jones DOB, Yool A, Wei C, Henson SA, Ruhl HA, et al., 'Global reductions in seafloor biomass in response to climate change', Global Change Biology, 20, (6) pp. 1861-1872. ISSN 1354-1013 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 36Web of Science - 31

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2013Kleisner KM, Longo C, Coll M, Halpern BS, Hardy D, et al., 'Exploring Patterns of Seafood Provision Revealed in the Global Ocean Health Index', Ambio, 42, (8) pp. 910-922. ISSN 0044-7447 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

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2013Pauly D, Belhabib D, Blomeyer R, Cheung WWWL, Cisneros-Montemayor AM, et al., 'China's distant-water fisheries in the 21st century', Fish and Fisheries pp. 1-15. ISSN 1467-2960 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 39

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2013Watson RA, Morato T, 'Fishing down the deep: Accounting for within-species changes in depth of fishing', Fisheries Research, 140 pp. 63-65. ISSN 0165-7836 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 26

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2013Watson RA, Nowara GB, Tracey SR, Fulton EA, Bulman CM, et al., 'Ecosystem model of Tasmanian waters explores impacts of climate-change induced changes in primary productivity', Ecological Modelling: International Journal on Ecological Modelling and Engineering and Systems Ecology, 264 pp. 115-129. ISSN 0304-3800 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2012.05.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8

Co-authors: Tracey SR; Edgar GJ; Barrett NS; Lyle JM; Frusher SD; Buxton CD

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2013Watson RA, Pauly D, 'The changing face of global fisheries-The 1950s vs. the 2000s', Marine Policy, 42 pp. 1-4. ISSN 0308-597X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2013.01.022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15

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2013Cheung WWL, Watson R, Pauly D, 'Signature of ocean warming in global fisheries catch', Nature, 497, (7449) pp. 365-368. ISSN 0028-0836 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature12156 [eCite] [Details]

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2012Coll M, Piroddi C, Albouy C, Ben Rais Lasram F, Cheung WWL, et al., 'The Mediterranean Sea under siege: Spatial overlap between marine biodiversity, cumulative threats and marine reserves', Global Ecology and Biogeography, 21, (4) pp. 465-480. ISSN 1466-822X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00697.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 140Web of Science - 123

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2012Swartz W, Sumaila R, Watson RA, 'Global Ex-vessel Fish Price Database Revisited: A New Approach for Estimating 'Missing' Prices', Environmental and Resource Economics pp. 1-14. ISSN 0924-6460 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10640-012-9611-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19

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2012Srinivasan UT, Watson RA, Rashid Sumaila U, 'Global fisheries losses at the exclusive economic zone level, 1950 to present', Marine Policy, 36, (2) pp. 544-549. ISSN 0308-597X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2011.10.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 22

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2012Sumaila UR, Cheung W, Dyck A, Gueye K, Huang L, et al., 'Benefits of rebuilding global marine fisheries outweigh costs', PLoS ONE, 7, (7) pp. unknown. ISSN 1932-6203 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 45Web of Science - 33

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2012Sumaila UR, Cisneros-Montemayor AM, Dyck A, Huang L, Cheung W, et al., 'Impact of the deepwater horizon well blowout on the economics of US gulf fisheries', Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 69, (3) pp. 499-510. ISSN 0706-652X (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 27

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2012Allnutt TF, McClanahan TR, Andrefouet S, Baker M, Lagabrielle E, et al., 'Comparison of marine spatial planning methods in Madagascar demonstrates value of alternative approaches', PLoS ONE, 7, (2) Article e28969. ISSN 1932-6203 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16

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2012Tremblay-Boyer L, Gascuel D, Watson RA, Christensen V, Pauly D, 'Erratum: Modelling the effects of fishing on the biomass of the world's oceans from 1950 to 2006 (Marine Ecology Progress Series (2011) 442 (169-185))', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 457 pp. 302-304. ISSN 0171-8630 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2012Watson RA, Cheung WWL, Anticamara JA, Sumaila RU, Zeller D, et al., 'Global marine yield halved as fishing intensity redoubles', Fish and Fisheries pp. Unknown. ISSN 1467-2960 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 60

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2012Norse EA, Brooke S, Cheung WWL, Clark MR, Ekeland I, et al., 'Sustainability of deep-sea fisheries', Marine Policy, 36, (2) pp. 307-320. ISSN 0308-597X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2011.06.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 113Web of Science - 98

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2011Anderson SC, Flemming JM, Watson RA, Lotze HK, 'Rapid global expansion of invertebrate fisheries: Trends, drivers, and ecosystem effects', PLoS ONE, 6, (3) Article e14735. ISSN 1932-6203 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014735 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 69Web of Science - 63

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2011Anticamara JA, Watson RA, Gelchu A, Pauly D, 'Global fishing effort (1950-2010): Trends, gaps, and implications', Fisheries Research, 107, (1-3) pp. 131-136. ISSN 0165-7836 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2010.10.016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 89Web of Science - 80

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2011Collette BB, Carpenter KE, Polidoro BA, Juan-Jorda MJ, Boustany A, et al., 'High value and long life - Double jeopardy for tunas and billfishes', Science, 333, (6040) pp. 291-292. ISSN 0036-8075 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 101Web of Science - 98

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2011Lam VWY, Sumaila UR, Dyck A, Pauly D, Watson RA, 'Construction and first applications of a global cost of fishing database', ICES Journal of Marine Science, 68, (9) pp. 1996-2004. ISSN 1054-3139 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 26

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2011McCrea-Strub A, Kleisner K, Sumaila UR, Swartz W, Watson RA, et al., 'Potential impact of the deepwater horizon oil spill on commercial fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico', Fisheries, 36, (7) pp. 332-333. ISSN 0363-2415 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 32Web of Science - 30

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2011Mouillot D, Albouy C, Guilhaumon F, Ben Rais Lasram F, Coll M, et al., 'Protected and threatened components of fish biodiversity in the mediterranean sea', Current Biology, 21, (12) pp. 1044-1050. ISSN 0960-9822 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 68Web of Science - 60

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2011Tremblay-Boyer L, Gascuel D, Watson RA, Christensen V, Pauly D, 'Modelling the effects of fishing on the biomass of the world's oceans from 1950 to 2006', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 442 pp. 169-185. ISSN 0171-8630 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 25

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2011Anderson SC, Flemming JM, Watson RA, Lotze HK, 'Serial exploitation of global sea cucumber fisheries', Fish and Fisheries, 12, (3) pp. 317-339. ISSN 1467-2960 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2010.00397.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 87Web of Science - 71

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2010Alder J, Cullis-Suzuki S, Karpouzi V, Kaschner K, Mondoux S, et al., 'Aggregate performance in managing marine ecosystems of 53 maritime countries', Marine Policy, 34, (3) pp. 468-476. ISSN 0308-597X (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 19

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2010Brown CJ, Fulton EA, Hobday AJ, Matear RJ, Possingham HP, et al., 'Effects of climate-driven primary production change on marine food webs: Implications for fisheries and conservation', Global Change Biology, 16, (4) pp. 1194-1212. ISSN 1354-1013 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 88Web of Science - 80

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2010Butchart SHM, Walpole M, Collen B, Van Strien A, Scharlemann JPW, et al., 'Global biodiversity: Indicators of recent declines', Science, 328, (5982) pp. 1164-1168. ISSN 0036-8075 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1506Web of Science - 1328

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2010Chassot E, Bonhommeau S, Dulvy NK, Melin F, Watson RA, et al., 'Global marine primary production constrains fisheries catches', Ecology Letters, 13, (4) pp. 495-505. ISSN 1461-023X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01443.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 133Web of Science - 126

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2010Cheung WWL, Lam VWY, Sarmiento JL, Kearney K, Watson RA, et al., 'Large-scale redistribution of maximum fisheries catch potential in the global ocean under climate change', Global Change Biology, 16, (1) pp. 24-35. ISSN 1354-1013 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 332Web of Science - 292

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2010Hunsicker ME, Essington TE, Watson RA, Sumaila UR, 'The contribution of cephalopods to global marine fisheries: can we have our squid and eat them too?', Fish and Fisheries, 11, (4) pp. 421-438. ISSN 1467-2960 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 27

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2010Pitcher TJ, Clark MR, Morato T, Watson RA, 'Seamount fisheries: Do they have a future?', Oceanography, 23, (1) pp. 134-144. ISSN 1042-8275 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 44Web of Science - 41

2010Sethi SA, Branch TA, Watson RA, 'Global fishery development patterns are driven by profit but not trophic level', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107, (27) pp. 12163-12167. ISSN 0027-8424 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1003236107 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 86Web of Science - 88

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2010Srinivasan UT, Cheung WWL, Watson RA, Sumaila UR, 'Food security implications of global marine catch losses due to overfishing', Journal of Bioeconomics, 12, (3) pp. 183-200. ISSN 1387-6996 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10818-010-9090-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 65

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2010Sumaila UR, Khan A, Teh L, Watson RA, Tyedmers P, et al., 'Subsidies to high seas bottom trawl fleets and the sustainability of deep-sea demersal fish stocks', Marine Policy, 34, (3) pp. 495-497. ISSN 0308-597X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2009.10.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 27

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2010Sumaila UR, Khan AS, Dyck AJ, Watson RA, Munro G, et al., 'A bottom-up re-estimation of global fisheries subsidies', Journal of Bioeconomics, 12, (3) pp. 201-225. ISSN 1387-6996 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10818-010-9091-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 112

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2010Swartz W, Rashid Sumaila U, Watson RA, Pauly D, 'Sourcing seafood for the three major markets: The EU, Japan and the USA', Marine Policy, 34, (6) pp. 1366-1373. ISSN 0308-597X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2010.06.011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 44Web of Science - 31

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2010Swartz W, Sala E, Tracey S, Watson RA, Pauly D, 'The spatial expansion and ecological footprint of fisheries (1950 to present)', PLoS ONE, 5, (12) Article e15143. ISSN 1932-6203 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015143 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 144Web of Science - 106

Co-authors: Tracey S

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2009Agnew DJ, Pearce J, Pramod G, Peatman T, Watson RA, et al., 'Estimating the worldwide extent of illegal fishing', PLoS ONE, 4, (2) pp. unknown. ISSN 1932-6203 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 259Web of Science - 182

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2009Cheung WWL, Lam VWY, Sarmiento JL, Kearney K, Watson RA, et al., 'Projecting global marine biodiversity impacts under climate change scenarios', Fish and Fisheries, 10, (3) pp. 235-251. ISSN 1467-2960 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 499Web of Science - 458

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2009Mora C, Myers RA, Coll M, Libralato S, Pitcher TJ, et al., 'Management effectiveness of the world's marine fisheries', PLoS Biology, 7, (6) pp. Unknown. ISSN 1544-9173 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2009Worm B, Hilborn R, Baum JK, Branch TA, Collie JS, et al., 'Rebuilding Global Fisheries', Science, 325, (5940) pp. 578-585. ISSN 0036-8075 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2009Christensen V, Walters CJ, Ahrens R, Alder J, Buszowski J, et al., 'Database-driven models of the world's Large Marine Ecosystems', Ecological Modelling, 220, (17) pp. 1984-1996. ISSN 0304-3800 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 40

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2008Halpern BS, Kappel CV, Micheli F, Selkoe KA, D'Agrosa C, et al., 'Response', Science, 321, (5895) pp. 1444-1445. ISSN 0036-8075 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2008Selkoe KA, Kappel CV, Halpern BS, Micheli F, D'Agrosa C, et al., 'Response to comment on 'A global map of human impact on marine ecosystems'', Science, 321, (5895) pp. unknown. ISSN 0036-8075 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.1158007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

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2008Srinivasana UT, Carey SP, Hallstein E, Higgins PAT, Kerr AC, et al., 'The debt of nations and the distribution of ecological impacts from human activities', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105, (5) pp. 1768-1773. ISSN 0027-8424 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0709562104 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 106Web of Science - 71

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2008Sumaila UR, Teh L, Watson RA, Tyedmers P, Pauly D, 'Fuel price increase, subsidies, overcapacity, and resource sustainability', ICES Journal of Marine Science, 65, (6) pp. 832-840. ISSN 1054-3139 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsn070 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 97Web of Science - 85

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2008Cheung WWL, Close C, Lam V, Watson RA, Pauly D, 'Application of macroecological theory to predict effects of climate change on global fisheries potential', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 365 pp. 187-197. ISSN 0171-8630 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps07414 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 69

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2008Halpern BS, Walbridge S, Selkoe KA, Kappel CV, Micheli F, et al., 'A global map of human impact on marine ecosystems', Science, 319, (5865) pp. 948-952. ISSN 0036-8075 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.1149345 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2113Web of Science - 1916

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2007Karpouzi VS, Watson RA, Pauly D, 'Modelling and mapping resource overlap between seabirds and fisheries on a global scale: A preliminary assessment', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 343 pp. 87-99. ISSN 0171-8630 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps06860 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 59

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2007Sumaila UR, Marsden AD, Watson RA, Pauly D, 'A global ex-vessel fish price database: Construction and applications', Journal of Bioeconomics, 9, (1) pp. 39-51. ISSN 1387-6996 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10818-007-9015-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 95

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2007Cheung WWL, Watson RA, Morato T, Pitcher TJ, Pauly D, 'Intrinsic vulnerability in the global fish catch', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 333 pp. 1-12. ISSN 0171-8630 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2007Worm B, Barbier EB, Beaumont N, Duffy JE, Folke C, et al., 'Response [4]', Science, 316, (5829) pp. 1282-1284. ISSN 0036-8075 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2007Sumaila UR, Zeller D, Watson RA, Alder J, Pauly D, 'Potential costs and benefits of marine reserves in the high seas', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 345 pp. 305-310. ISSN 0171-8630 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 36

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2006Kaschner K, Watson RA, Trites AW, Pauly D, 'Mapping world-wide distributions of marine mammal species using a relative environmental suitability (RES) model', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 316 pp. 285-310. ISSN 0171-8630 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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2006Morato T, Watson RA, Pitcher TJ, Pauly D, 'Fishing down the deep', Fish and Fisheries, 7, (1) pp. 24-34. ISSN 1467-2960 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2006.00205.x [eCite] [Details]

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2006Watson RA, Revenga C, Kura Y, 'Fishing gear associated with global marine catches. II. Trends in trawling and dredging', Fisheries Research, 79, (1-2) pp. 103-111. ISSN 0165-7836 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 27

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2006Watson RA, Revenga C, Kura Y, 'Fishing gear associated with global marine catches. I. Database development', Fisheries Research, 79, (1-2) pp. 97-102. ISSN 0165-7836 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 37

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2006Worm B, Barbier EB, Beaumont N, Duffy JE, Folke C, et al., 'Impacts of biodiversity loss on ocean ecosystem services', Science, 314, (5800) pp. 787-790. ISSN 0036-8075 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1845Web of Science - 1670

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2005Pauly D, Watson RA, 'Background and interpretation of the 'Marine Trophic Index' as a measure of biodiversity', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 360, (1454) pp. 415-423. ISSN 0962-8436 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 163Web of Science - 142

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2005Pauly D, Watson RA, Alder J, 'Global trends in world fisheries: Impacts on marine ecosystems and food security', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 360, (1453) pp. 5-12. ISSN 0962-8436 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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2005Tyedmers PH, Watson RA, Pauly D, 'Fueling global fishing fleets', Ambio, 34, (8) pp. 635-638. ISSN 0044-7447 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1639/0044-7447(2005)034[0635:FGFF]2.0.CO;2 [eCite] [Details]

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2005Watson RA, Alder J, Kitchingman A, Pauly D, 'Catching some needed attention', Marine Policy, 29, (3) pp. 281-284. ISSN 0308-597X (2005) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13

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2005Ye Y, Loneragan N, Die D, Watson RA, Harch B, 'Bioeconomic modelling and risk assessment of tiger prawn (Penaeus esculentus) stock enhancement in Exmouth Gulf, Australia', Fisheries Research, 73, (1-2) pp. 231-249. ISSN 0165-7836 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 19

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2004Watson RA, Kitchingman A, Gelchu A, Pauly D, 'Mapping global fisheries: Sharpening our focus', Fish and Fisheries, 5, (2) pp. 168-177. ISSN 1467-2960 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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2003Pauly D, Alder J, Bennett E, Christensen V, Tyedmers P, et al., 'The Future for Fisheries', Science, 302, (5649) pp. 1359-1361. ISSN 0036-8075 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2003Pauly D, Watson RA, 'Counting the last fish', Scientific American, 289, (1) pp. 42-47. ISSN 0036-8733 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 18

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2003Christensen V, Guenette S, Heymans JJ, Walters CJ, Watson RA, et al., 'Hundred-year decline of North Atlantic predatory fishes', Fish and Fisheries, 4, (1) pp. 1-24. ISSN 1467-2960 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2002Pauly D, Christensen V, Guenette S, Pitcher TJ, Sumaila UR, et al., 'Towards sustainability in world fisheries', Nature, 418, (6898) pp. 689-695. ISSN 0028-0836 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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2002Pitcher TJ, Watson RA, Forrest R, Valtysson HP, Guenette S, 'Estimating illegal and unreported catches from marine ecosystems: A basis for change', Fish and Fisheries, 3, (4) pp. 317-339. ISSN 1467-2960 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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2001Watson RA, Pauly D, 'Systematic distortions in world fisheries catch trends', Nature, 414, (6863) pp. 534-536. ISSN 0028-0836 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 355Web of Science - 326

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2000Pitcher TJ, Watson RA, Haggan N, Guenette S, Kennish R, et al., 'Marine reserves and the restoration of fisheries and marine ecosystems in the South China Sea', Bulletin of Marine Science, 66, (3) pp. 543-566. ISSN 0007-4977 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 22

1999Watson RA, Sumner NR, 'Uncertainty and risk associated with optimised fishing patterns in a tropical penaeid fishery', Environment International, 25, (6-7) pp. 735-744. ISSN 0160-4120 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0160-4120(99)00060-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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1997Watson RA, Quinn II TJ, 'Performance of transect and point count underwater visual census methods', Ecological Modelling, 104, (1) pp. 103-112. ISSN 0304-3800 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0304-3800(97)00117-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 31

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1996Watson RA, Turnbull CT, Derbyshire KJ, 'Identifying tropical penaeid recruitment patterns', Marine and Freshwater Research, 47, (1) pp. 77-85. ISSN 1323-1650 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/MF9960077 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 3

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1995Watson RA, Carlos GM, Samoilys MA, 'Bias introduced by the non-random movement of fish in visual transect surveys', Ecological Modelling, 77, (2-3) pp. 205-214. ISSN 0304-3800 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/0304-3800(93)E0085-H [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 57Web of Science - 56

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1993Coles RG, Lee Long WJ, Watson RA, Derbyshire KJ, 'Distribution of seagrasses, and their fish and penaeid prawn communities, in Cairns Harbour, a tropical estuary, northern Queensland, Australia', Australian Journal of Marine & Freshwater Research, 44, (1) pp. 193-210. ISSN 1323-1650 (1993) [Refereed Article]

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1993Watson RA, Coles RG, Lee Long WJ, 'Simulation estimates of annual yield and landed value for commercial penaeid prawns from a tropical seagrass habitat, northern Queensland, Australia', Australian Journal of Marine & Freshwater Research, 44, (1) pp. 211-219. ISSN 1323-1650 (1993) [Refereed Article]

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1993Watson RA, Die DJ, Restrepo VR, 'Closed seasons and tropical penaeid fisheries: A simulation including fleet dynamics and uncertainty', North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 13, (2) pp. 326-336. ISSN 0275-5947 (1993) [Refereed Article]

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1993Watson RA, Turnbull CT, 'Migration and growth of two tropical penaeid shrimps within Torres Strait, northern Australia', Fisheries Research, 17, (3-4) pp. 353-368. ISSN 0165-7836 (1993) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/0165-7836(93)90135-T [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 7

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1992Turnbull CT, Watson RA, 'Sledges for daytime sampling of juvenile penaeid shrimp', Fisheries Research, 14, (1) pp. 31-40. ISSN 0165-7836 (1992) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/0165-7836(92)90071-Z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

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1991Restrepo VR, Watson RA, 'An approach to modeling crustacean egg-bearing fractions as a function of size and season', Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 48, (8) pp. 1431-1436. ISSN 0706-652X (1991) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1139/f91-170 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 27

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1990Watson RA, Dredge MLC, Mayer DG, 'Spatial and seasonal variation in demersal trawl fauna associated with a prawn fishery on the central Great Barrier Reef, Australia', Australian Journal of Marine & Freshwater Research, 41, (1) pp. 65-77. ISSN 1323-1650 (1990) [Refereed Article]

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1989Watson RA, Goeden G, 'Temporal and spatial zonation of the demersal trawl fauna of the central Great Barrier reef', Memoirs - Queensland Museum, 27, (2) pp. 611-620. ISSN 0079-8835 (1989) [Refereed Article]

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Chapter in Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Sumaila UR, Dyck AJ, Cisneros-Montemayor AM, Watson R, 'Global Fisheries Economic Analysis', Ecosystem Approaches to Fisheries: A Global Perspective, Cambridge University Press, V Christensen, J Maclean (ed), Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 272-282. ISBN 978-0-521-13022-6 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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2011Watson R, Sumaila UR, Zeller D, 'How Much Fish is Being Extracted from the Oceans and What is it Worth?', Ecosystem Approaches to Fisheries: A Global Perspective, Cambridge University Press, V Christensen, J Maclean (ed), Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 55-71. ISBN 978-0-521-13022-6 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Pecl GT, Gartner EA, Frusher SD, Haward MG, Hobday AJ, et al., 'Driving planetary adaptation using natural laboratories for climate change', Program, Species on the Move 2016, 9-12 February 2016, Hobart, Australia (2016) [Chair International Conference]

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Co-authors: Pecl GT; Gartner EA; Frusher SD; Haward MG; Hobday AJ; Hoshino E; Jennings SM; Sumby JM; Villanueva MC; Van Putten IE

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
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: Bell J

Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Watson R, 'Close two-thirds of the ocean to make fishing better and fairer', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group, Melbourne, 19 February (2015) [Magazine Article]

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2015Watson RA, 'Is creating a fish bank for the world a pipedream?', Interview with Reg Watson - ABC News 24, Sydney, ABC News with Ros Childs, ABC News 24 (Melbourne), ABC News 24 (Regional NSW), ABC News 24 (Brisbane), ABC News 24 (Adelaide), ABC News 24 (Perth), ABC, Communications and Media Office, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS, 17 February (2015) [Media Interview]

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Grants & Funding

Prior to 1999 Reg worked for government where he led major research projects with large teams conducting research on large areas of the Australian and Australasian region marine areas. From 1992-1993 he worked as a consultant with the Indonesian government through Dalhousie University, Canada developing marine policy.

Since its inception in 1999 until the end of 2012 Reg was a major research leader with the 'Sea Around Us' project, based at the UBC, Canada. He was employed at a professorial rate and was the primary agent for supervising researchers, students and ensuring delivery of agreed outputs to the funding bodies, principally the Pew Charitable Trusts with a budget of 1.5 to 2 million annually. In addition while at UBC until 2012 Reg also secured a range of other consultancies with NGOs totalling more than $200k. 

As part of the University of Tasmania, from 2008-2010 Reg obtained and led a CERF Fellowship project modelling implications of climate change on the Tasmanian coastal ecosystems ($343K), and from 2013 to 2014 he was part of the ANNIMS Springboard Program at UTas ($299K), and more recently FAO-UN ($36k) and most recently an ARC Discovery project ($223K).

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$711,104

Projects

Fishing for change: enhancing Australia's seafood futures (2014 - 2016)$223,142
Description
Seafood production is an important part of Australias economy and future food security. In a dual relationship, fisheries are both vulnerable to and a cause of changes in the marine environment. The project will identify the maximum limits to Australian seafood production and determine the impacts of future perturbations. To achieve this, it will: 1) combine existing rich historical data sources with state-of-the art ecosystem and fisheries models; 2) analyse environmental impacts that will complement national fisheries stock assessments that are essential for future competitive exports; and 3) determine our growing seafood imports and their role in Australias and the worlds food security.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($223,142)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Watson RA; Green BS; Tracey S; Hartmann K; Fulton E; Hilborn R
Period
2014 - 2016
Grant Reference
DP140101377
Producing a database and summary report of country-level global fisheries effort (2013 - 2014)$35,000
Description
The project will assemble global data on fisheries effort from the internet sources (the United Nations and the EU), convert it to common units, extrapolate and interpolate missing data. The resulting database will complement work underway to describe fishing and its potential impacts.
Funding
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations ($35,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Watson RA
Period
2013 - 2014
Putting fisheries in the food bowl (2011)$299,362
Funding
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations ($299,362)
Scheme
Grant-ANNIMS Springboard Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Green BS; Gardner C; Tracey S; Hartmann K; Jennings SM; Tisdell JG; André J; Watson RA; Hilborn R; Tobin R; Fulton E; Thomas GA; Tyedmers P; Pelletier N; Smith Tony; Molony B; Tobin A
Year
2011
Ecosystem Model Analysis to Address Fisheries Management Issues in South Eastern Australia and the Implications of Climate Change (2008 - 2010)$153,600
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($153,600)
Scheme
Fellowship-CERF Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Buxton CD; Frusher SD; Watson RA; Tracey S
Period
2008 - 2010

Research Supervision

Reg currently supervises three PhD students. He has been supervisor and research advisor to a dozen previous students at the University of British Columbia. He is currently seeking PhD students with significant quantitative/modelling skills to be part of an Australian Research Council Discovery project on seafood futures.

Current

2

Completed

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDPredicting the future of global seafood production2015
PhDBridging the Land-Sea Divide: Links, Interactions andTrade-Offs for Food Security and Biodiversity2016

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDAn Assessment of the Environmental Performance of Seafood and the Implications for Food Systems
Candidate: Anna Kirby Farmery
2016
PhDEnergy Performance of Wild-Capture Marine Fisheries at Global, Regional and Local Scales
Candidate: Robert Wayne Ray Parker
2016