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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 69+ research outputs authored by Dr Andrew Tobin from 1999 onwards.

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Fisheries Research & Development Corporation - Research & Development Funding - Research Grant

What data how? Empowerig and engaging industry to ensure the needs of contemporary fisheries data are achieved

Indicative Funding
$121,785 over 3 years
Summary
Traditionally fishers collected data about their fishing activities that was used to ensure sustainable fishing. However the contemporary uses of fishers data are much more diverse and include ecological assessments, impacts assessments, and third party accreditation interests. These varied uses mean that the types of data and methods of data collection need to be improved. Further, many fishers have many proactive ideas about how data collection and management can be improved and streamlined for efficiency. This project will explore these options.
Investigators
Andrew Tobin in collaboration with Richard Saunders and Wayne Sumpton (College of Science & Engineering, QLD Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Forestry)
Keywords
Fisheries Management; Logbook data; Fisheries data; Data Collection

Australian Fisheries Management Authority - Grant

Defining the status of Torres Strait Spanish mackerel to inform future fisheries allocation and sustainable fishing

Indicative Funding
$223,264 over 3 years
Summary
Spanish mackerel is susceptible to overfishing because of an obligate transient aggregating behaviour Although this behaviour can allow fisheries to operate with economic efficiency harvesting large numbers of fish in short periods of time, transient aggregating species may also be prone to depletion. The Spanish mackerel fishery in the Torres Straits is considered fully fished, though has a long history of production for both Torres Strait Islanders and commercial non-Islander fishers. There is a current need to revisit the stock assessment as well as better understand the movement and aggregating characteristics of Spanish mackerel within the major TS fishing grounds around Bramble Cay and Ugar and Erub Islands.
Investigators
Andrew Tobin in collaboration with Michael O'Neill (College of Science & Engineering, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Forestry)
Keywords
Torres Strait; Stock Assessment; Spanish mackerel; fishery vulnerability; traditional fishers

Department of the Environment and Energy - National Environmental Research Program - Tropical Ecosystems Hub

Drivers of juvenile shark biodiversity and abundance in inshore ecosystems of the Great Barrier Reef

Indicative Funding
$735,000 over 5 years
Summary
This project will survey coastal areas between Cardwell and Mackay to investigate the factors that affect how sharks utilise these areas as nurseries.
Investigators
Colin Simpfendorfer, Andrew Tobin and Michelle Heupel in collaboration with Peter Yates, Samantha Munroe and Audrey Schlaff (College of Science & Engineering and Australian Institute of Marine Science)
Keywords
Shark; nursery area; environmental variation; portfolio effect

Department of the Environment and Energy - National Environmental Research Program - Tropical Ecosystems Hub

Maximising the benefits of mobile predators to GBR ecosystems: the importance of movement, habitat and environment

Indicative Funding
$231,400 over 5 years
Summary
This project will study the role of environmental factors in driving the movement of reef predators.
Investigators
Michelle Heupel, Colin Simpfendorfer and Andrew Tobin (Australian Institute of Marine Science and College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
Shark; acoustic telemetry; Reef fish; environmental variation
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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

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  • Assessing ecological risk posed to common rays by prawn trawling (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • The Thermal-Dependence of Behaviour: Do Plectropomus Ieopardus have the capacity to cope with increasing temperatures? (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
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Data

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