Jimmy Hortle is a Senior Technical Officer at IMAS Taroona working within the Fisheries and Aquaculture research centre on salmon farming interactions with the environment. He has a particular interest in soft sediment communities and their use in environmental monitoring of salmon farms.
Jimmy completed his bachelor of marine science at UTAS in 2014 before joining the Salmon Interactions team to complete his honours. His research under Dr. Jeff Ross gained an understanding of the distribution of Dorvilleid polychaetes around salmon farms in Macquarie Harbour. Following on from this work, he joined the team on a full-time basis in 2016.
Date of award
BSc (Upper 2nd Class Hons)
Understanding the drivers of Schistomeringos loveni (Kinberg, 1865) distribution in Macquarie Harbour and the importance of salmon farm enrichment.
University of Tasmania
Fields of Research
- Pollution and contamination (410599)
- Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna) (100202)
- Fisheries - aquaculture (100299)
Grants & Funding
Number of grants
- Currently there are 3 real-time environmental monitoring strings deployed in Macquarie Harbour as part of FRDC project 2016-067. This project will continue the maintainance of these strings and provision of the data on the dashboard following the FRDC.The project contract period is for 12 months, but work will initially be commissioned for 3 months and then monthly (to be detailed in contract with TSGA
- Tasmanian Salmonid Growers Association ($221,323)
- Contract Research
- Administered By
- University of Tasmania
- Research Team
- Ross DJ; Moreno DA; Hortle JA
- 2020 - 2022