Saturday, 22nd July Australian Society for Fish Biology Conference 2017

7:30AM - 5:00PM
Harbour Side Foyer
8:30AM - 9:00AM
Chair: Gary Jackson
10:00AM - 10:30AM
Harbour Side Foyer
10:30AM - 12:45PM
Chairs: Stephen Beatty & Brendan Ebner
Sponsored by:

Hugh Kearns - The Life Cycle of the PhD 

Bronwyn Gillanders - Perspectives on supervision 

Students talk about their post-grad student experiences 

Then have a short mid-session break / audience discussion focussing on the student-supervisor relationship.

Steve McMullin (AFS president) - Preparing the Next Generation of Fisheries Professionals for Career Success

John Koehn - Nurturing fisheries researchers: larvae and juveniles

Gretchen Grammar - Multiple career / crossing boundaries theme.

Adrian Gleiss - Does where you publish matter?

Final discussion with panel members

12:45PM - 1:30PM
Harbour Side Foyer
1:30PM - 3:00PM
Chairs: Gary Jackson & Stephen Beatty
Sponsored by:

2:00 PM - 2:30PM ASFB Student Rapid Talks

2:30 PM - 3:00PM Albany High School Marine Project Student Talks

An introduction to the Albany Senior High School Marine Science Program a short 4 minute video produced by Taylor Smith.

·       Colour preference of Squid. Students designed and constructed a frame that uses a go pro to film squid chasing different coloured squid jigs. By Hayden Chandler, Peter Ebert and Taylor Smith

·       The abundance and distribution of Elongate Surf Clams (Paphius elongate) And Wedge Surf Clams (Donacidae columbella) in the Albany area. The students have investigated a range of habitats from rivers, estuaries and open ocean beaches. By Reuben Claughton and Jeremy Staude.

·       The settlement of native flat oysters (Ostrea angasi) and other invertebrates in Princess Royal and Oyster Harbours. This has provided some interesting results that may help in the larger initiative between The Nature Conservancy Australia, The University of Western Australia, Recfishwest and South Coast Natural Resource Management restore lost shellfish reefs in Oyster Harbour, Albany. By Eleanor Barnett, Katie Valley, Indigo Bew and Indi Weeden.

·       The biodegradability of soft plastic lures. Over a 5 year period we investigated a range of gelatine based lures that claimed to be biodegrade and compared these with plastic based lures that made no claims. The lures were attached to jetty pylons in cages, tested in the lab, buried in the sediment, and hung on fishing line attached to pylons. The amount of algal growth and weight changes were measure as an indication of biodegradability. By Eliza Driffill

·       The abundance and distribution of juvenile Australian Salmon (Arripis truttaceus) in Oyster Harbour. The students have found links between the recruitment of Australian Salmon and the strength of the Leeuwin current. By Hayley Hartwig, Bonnie Staude, Alyssa Ward and Sophie Lambert.

3:00PM - 3:30PM
Harbour Side Foyer
6:00PM - 8:30PM

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Date: Saturday 22nd July, 2017
Venue: White Star, 72 Stirling Terrace, Albany