Welcome to the Australian Society for Fish Biology
A professional, independent, non-profit, and non-aligned organisation.
Founded in 1971, the objectives of the Society are to promote research, education and management of fish and fisheries in Australia and to provide a forum for the exchange of information.
Intersections in fish and fisheries science
2016 ASFB Conference
4th September 2016 Hobart, Australia
The fish and fisheries sciences cover a diverse range of study areas, a rich diversity of aquatic habitats and organisms and an ever increasing breadth of innovative research methodologies.
Opportunities for exploiting intersections in fish and fisheries sciences are becoming more abundant, due to major advances in technology and innovations in scientific thinking and adaptive management. Communication mediums are now almost seamless; with the result that new interdisciplinary collaborations are producing rewarding outcomes via free knowledge exchange. However, this can also present challenges, as additional layers of complexity and opportunity are revealed.
Beyond traditional research, opportunities for intersections and engagement with a broad range of stakeholders and our wider community are also increasing. Citizen science projects, stakeholder cooperative research programs, socio-ecological approaches, and effective science communication strategies are now commonplace. Indeed, the community, government and other stakeholders often justifiably expect meaningful engagement with scientists, and full transparency in publicly funded research.
Are we, at the frontline of these developments in fish and fisheries science, prepared to engage with this bold new world?
We invite you to the 2016 joint ASFB-OCS annual conference in Hobart, Tasmania. A fantastic opportunity to expand your horizons, share your ideas, seek out collaborations, and strengthen professional networks within and beyond your traditional sphere of influence.