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Jimmy Hortle

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Jimmy Hortle

Senior Technical Officer

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jhortle@utas.edu.au

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.

Biography

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.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree

Thesis title

University

Country

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

Australia

30/11/2015

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Fields of Research

  • Pollution and contamination (410599)

Research Objectives

  • Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna) (100202)
  • Fisheries - aquaculture (100299)

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$221,323

Projects

Macquarie Harbour String Maintenance - Rolling agreement (2020 - 2022)$221,323
Description
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
Funding
Tasmanian Salmonid Growers Association ($221,323)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ross DJ; Moreno DA; Hortle JA
Period
2020 - 2022