Fish for People, Fish for the Environment, Fish for the Future
Image by Annie Guttridge
People living in balance between their needs, livelihoods, sustainability, and stewardship, so that sharks, rays, fish, fisheries, and their habitats, are responsibly managed and effectively maintained for future generations.
The Fish and Fisheries (F&F) Lab is based at James Cook University (JCU) in northern Australia. For over 20 years, the F&F lab has carried out applied research to help guide fisheries management and marine park design and policy, with a particular focus on marine predators such as large fishes and sharks and rays. The lab includes a range of staff and students spread across various locations including the JCU Singapore Campus and the Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture.
What we do
We do research on sharks, rays, fish, and fisheries to help people better manage their seas and oceans.
We help train, educate, and build future generations of fisheries and scientists and marine resource managers.
We help people to understand the value of sharks and rays, fish, and fisheries so that they can make informed choices about how they use and relate to the ocean.
Just out . . .
New paper by Kristin Hoel on the social complexities of shark depredation in Queensland.
Hoel, K., Chin, A., & Lau, J. (2022). Clashing conservation values: The social complexities of shark depredation. Biological Conservation, 272, 109658.
Click HERE for link to the journal paper
What we're reading . . .
The F&F Lab is working with the Yuku Baja Muliku Traditional Owners in Cape York to help the community record and monitor their fisheries resources.
Video produced by the Yuku Baja Muliku Traditional Landowners
Contact us if you are interested in collaborating, developing projects that align with our vision and values, finding out about our research, or interested in higher education at James Cook University
College of Science and Engineering, Bldg 34
James Cook University
Douglas, QLD 4810, AUSTRALIA