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Nick Rawlinson

Lecturer

Room S.327 , Science building

+61 3 6324 3891 (phone)

N.Rawlinson@utas.edu.au

Mr Nick Rawlinson is a lecturer at IMAS (Launceston). Before joining the University of Tasmania, Nick was a lecturer at the Australian Maritime College (AMC). He joined the Fisheries group at AMC in December 1995 and has taught many fisheries related units. Prior to joining AMC (from Jan 1994 – Nov 1996), Nick was a Fisheries Ecologist in the Tropical Fisheries and Interactions Program of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) based in Cleveland, Queensland. He worked on projects based in the Gulf of Carpentaria (the Northern Prawn Fishery) relating to the development of bycatch reduction devices, and in Indonesia on projects relating to baitfisheries supporting the pole-and-line tune fisheries in Eastern Indonesia and the hilsa fishery in Bangladesh. 

From Jan 1987 to Dec 1993, Nick was the Project Research Scientist for an ACIAR funded Tuna Baitfish Project employed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) based in Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Fiji. From May 1984 to Dec 1986, Nick was Fisheries Officer with Fisheries Division of Solomon Islands recruited by the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) from the United Kingdom. Before leaving the United Kingdom in 1984, Nick spent three years working on commercial fishing vessels off the south-west coast of England and also worked on a commercial eel farm.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis TitleUniversityCountryAwarded
BScFisheries SciencePlymouthUnited Kingdom1981

Languages (other than English)

  • Solomon Islands Pijin

Administrative expertise

  • 2009: Fisheries Management Course coordinator at Australian Maritime College
  • 2001-2002: Leader for Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) funded project entitled 'Sustainable artisanal beche-de-mer fisheries through the incorporation of socioeconomic considerations in the development of community based fisheries management plans' based in Papua New Guinea
  • Leader of an FRDC project (2006/308) 'Investigating options to improve bycatch reduction in tropical prawn trawl fisheries'
  • 1997-2015: Course coordinator for Pacific Patrol Boat course for the National Fisheries Officers Surveillance Course

Teaching

Fisheries Management, Fishing Technology, Responsible Fishing, Bycatch Reduction, Fisheries Compliance

Teaching expertise

Lecturer at the Australian Maritime College/IMAS since 1996. Primary role has been to teach units within the Undergraduate Degree and has been a Unit coordinator of at least 10 different units over that period. Nick has also coordinated post-graduate units and professional development courses in subjects including Fisheries Compliance and Recreational Fisheries Management. Nick has supervised many Honours students and has been an assistant supervisor to PhD students.

Teaching responsibility

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Expertise

  • Artisanal and subsistence fisheries in Pacific Island Nations
  • Bycatch reduction in prawn trawl fisheries
  • Community-based fisheries management
  • Collection and processing of data required for fisheries management
  • Database development
  • Selectivity of fishing gears
  • Quantification of fishing effort
  • Recreational and subsistence fisheries management
  • Population dynamics of small pelagic fish species
  • The Western and Central Pacific Ocean tuna fishery

Research Themes

Nick's research aligns to the University's research theme of Marine, Antarctic and Maritime. His research interests include developing mitigation measures to reduce bycatch and negative impacts of fishing including bycatch reduction in prawn trawl fisheries and improving the selectivity of fishing gears. Nick has always had a strong link to issues relating to fisheries in Pacific Island Nations e.g. baifisheries to support pole-and-line tuna fishing, community-based fisheries management, artisanal and subsistence fisheries, the collection and processing of data required for fisheries management and the Western and Central Pacific Ocean tuna fishery. Nick has worked on research projects that have focussed on the population dynamics of small pelagic fish species and the quantification of fishing effort.

Collaboration

  • Forum Fisheries Agency in Honaira, Solomon Islands

Fields of Research

  • Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment (300502)
  • Fisheries management (300505)
  • Natural resource management (410406)
  • Fisheries sciences (300599)
  • Other education (399999)
  • Environmental assessment and monitoring (410402)
  • Fish pests and diseases (300503)
  • Ocean engineering (401503)
  • Aquaculture (300501)
  • Education policy (390201)
  • Human resources management (350503)
  • Climate change law (480202)
  • Biogeography and phylogeography (310402)
  • Conservation and biodiversity (410401)

Research Objectives

  • Marine biodiversity (180504)
  • Fisheries - wild caught (100399)
  • Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna) (100305)
  • Policies and development (160205)
  • Wild caught rock lobster (100307)
  • Other environmental management (189999)
  • Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean) (180506)
  • Wild caught prawns (100306)
  • Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna) (100202)
  • Hydrogen production from renewable energy (170704)
  • Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems (180201)
  • Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems (180403)

Publications

Total publications

7

Journal Article

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Westlake EL, Williams M, Rawlinson N, 'Behavioural responses of draughtboard sharks (Cephaloscyllium laticeps) to rare earth magnets: implications for shark bycatch management within the Tasmanian southern rock lobster fishery', Fisheries Research, 200 pp. 84-92. ISSN 0165-7836 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2018.01.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Williams M

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2015Hunt DE, Rawlinson NJF, Thomas GA, Cobcroft JM, 'Investigating photoreceptor densities, potential visual acuity, and cone mosaics of shallow water, temperate fish species', Vision Research, 111, (Part A) pp. 13-21. ISSN 0042-6989 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.visres.2015.03.017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Hunt DE; Cobcroft JM

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Conference Publication

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Chinnappa E, Hansen W, Maynard D, Ngwenya E, Rahman MA, et al., 'The effect of magnets on the behaviour of draughtboards sharks (Cephaloscyllium laticeps)', ASFB-OCS Joint Conference Abstract Book, 04-07 September, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. abstract 217. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ngwenya E; Williams MI

2016Chinnappa E, Hansen W, Maynard D, Ngwenya E, Rahman MA, et al., 'The effect of magnets on the behaviour of draughtboards sharks (Cephaloscyllium laticeps)', ASFB-OCS Joint Conference Abstract Book, 04-07 September, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 76. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ngwenya E; Williams MI

2016Hunt DE, Purser JG, Thomas GA, Cobcroft JM, Rawlinson NJF, 'Caudal fin aspect ratio as a predictor of maximum swimming speed', Australian Society for Fish Biology - Oceania Chrondrichthyan Society Conference abstract book, 04-07 September 2016, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hunt DE; Purser JG; Cobcroft JM

2016Hunt DE, Purser JG, Thomas GA, Cobcroft JM, Rawlinson NJF, 'Caudal fin aspect ratio as a predictor of maximum swimming speed', ASFB-OCS Joint Conference Abstract Book, 04-07 September, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 42. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hunt DE; Purser JG; Cobcroft JM

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016McCormack E, Rawlinson NJF, 'The relative safety of the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) recommended minimum specifications for the weighting of branchlines during simulated fly-backs', Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP), Hobart, Tasmania, v1, 15/F/04 (2016) [Consultants Report]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

7

Total funding

$443,186

Projects

Researcher in Business: Application of light systems as by-catch reduction devices (2012 - 2013)$100,000
Funding
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources ($50,000); Energy Options International Pty Ltd ($50,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Rawlinson NJF; Gaston TF; Thomas GA; Frost RT
Period
2012 - 2013
The optimisation of light to reduce prawn bychatch in the Northern Prawn Fishery (2011)$32,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($32,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Rawlinson NJF; Thomas GA; Maynard DL
Year
2011
The Relative Biofouling Risk Posed by Vessels for Translocating Marine Species of Concern into Australia (2010)$114,914
Funding
Department of Agriculture ($114,914)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Campbell ML; Rawlinson NJF
Year
2010
Building seafood industry representational capacity (2010)$46,654
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($46,654)
Scheme
Grant-People Development Program
Administered By
Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council
Research Team
Rawlinson NJF; Stump N
Year
2010
Application of Light Stimuli to Reduce Bycatch in Prawn Trawl Fisheries (2009)$30,595
Funding
Australian Fisheries Management Authority ($30,595)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maynard DL; Gaston TF; Rawlinson NJF
Year
2009
Application of Light Stimuli to Reduce Bycatch in Prawn Trawl Fisheries (2008)$57,302
Funding
Department of Agriculture ($57,302)
Scheme
Grant-Natural Resource Management
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gaston TF; Maynard DL; Rawlinson NJF
Year
2008
Investigating Options to Improve Bycatch Reduction in Tropical Prawn Fisheries - a Workshop for Fishers (2006 - 2007)$61,721
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($61,721)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Rawlinson NJF; Eayrs S
Period
2006 - 2007

Research Supervision

Completed

1

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDApplication of light as a bycatch reduction device in prawn trawl fisheries
Candidate: Darcie Elizabeth Hunt
2016