Jimmy Hortle

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Jimmy Hortle

Senior Technical Officer

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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.

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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



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Fields of Research

  • Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) (310305)
  • Pollution and contamination (410599)

Research Objectives

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


Total publications


Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
2021Ross J, Beard J, Wild-Allen K, Andrewartha J, Stehfest K, et al., 'Understanding oxygen dynamics and the importance for benthic recovery in Macquarie Harbour', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Australia, March, FRDC 2016/067 (2021) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Ross J; Beard J; Wild-Allen K; Stehfest K; Durand A; Semmens JM; Davey A; Pender AJ; Quigley BT; MacLeod CK; Moreno DA


Grants & Funding

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Macquarie Harbour String Maintenance - Rolling agreement (2020 - 2022)$221,323
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