Gail Eagle

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Gail Eagle

Executive Assistant

Taroona , Off-Campus

+61 3 6226 8378 (phone)

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Fields of Research

  • Aquaculture (300501)
  • Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment (300502)
  • Fish pests and diseases (300503)

Research Objectives

  • Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna) (100202)

Grants & Funding

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Planning for a Blue Future Salmon - informing R&D, regulation and industry development (2018)$300,000
The Tasmanian salmon industry is seeking to grow production safely and sustainably over the next two decades, further increasing the tangible benefits to the Tasmanian community. The aim is to deliver this by being the most environmentally sustainable salmon industry in the world - creating an industry that all Tasmanians can be proud of. To achieve this bold vision for a world class salmon industry in Tasmania, it requires a clear focus on development of both sea and land-based farming operations, utilisation of the best available technologies, and collaboration with researchers and aquaculture innovators. To support this development, scientists, industry, regulators and non-government organisations will come together in late-2018 for a Salmon Symposium, with the purpose of drafting an integrated roadmap for the future of the industry. This Symposium will provide a platform to review, analyse and consider pathways to implementation of world's best practices and future developments in farming systems, environmental management, biosecurity, science and policy. To prepare for the 2018 Symposium, the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) is hosting a pre-symposium conference from 6th-8th December 2017. This planning conference will bring together international experts who will work with industry representatives, researchers, regulators and non-government organisations to set a clear direction and build an agenda for the 2018 event.To support the planning and management of these events a steering committee was formed with representatives from UTAS, government and industry. The steering committee is supported by a science committee that has reviewed and advised on international speakers, formulated discussion topics and devised the format for the series of public talks and conference workshops that will form the initial event. The science committee will also oversee the development of a one or more green policy papers on environmental management, biosecurity and future farming operations that will assist the ongoing management of the industry and provide the basis of the 2018 symposium program. The 2018 Sympoisum will include workshops in order to continue the new knowledge based approach established at the 2017 meeting. The conferences will create new knowledge through the workshops that aim to document, analyse and assess current best practice in order to define World Best Practice and consider implementation at a global level.
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($300,000)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Carter CG; Gardner C; MacLeod C; Ross DJ; Eagle GE