This research project combines spato-temporal modelling of the prawn and scallop catch and survey data to provide the WA Department of Fisheries and other stakeholders with insight into the distribution of prawns and scallops in Shark Bay. It is significant for planning and monitoring in the fisheries and provides mathematics students with access to interesting modeling problems.
The project was funded by the Fisheries Research Development Corporation, a government agency that sponsors applied research of interest to the Australian fisheries community. Part of the funding is provided directly by the fishing industry. The outcomes of the research are communicated to stakeholders on a regular basis and include research reports to the funding body, dissemination to other fisheries agencies in Australia and seminars at the Western Australian Fisheries and Marine Research Laboratories.
Associate Professor Ute Mueller.
WA Marine and Fisheries Research Laboratories, WA Department of Fisheries, Fisheries Research Development Corporation.