About

 

Dr Clive Jones is internationally recognised for his aquaculture research and technology development, with a primary focus on marine rock lobster and freshwater crayfish aquaculture. Dr Jones’ 37 years of professional experience have equipped him with an exceptional skillset through research project leadership, building research teams to address industry development objectives across all necessary biological disciplines, bio-economics, social science, marketing and policy development. His work engages him with small-holder practitioners, medium and large scale commercial operators, government and University research organisations and senior government officials, to deliver practical solutions that enable industry development and growth. Dr Jones has secured more than $10 million in external funding for the projects he has led and participated in, delivered in Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines and Sri Lanka. He has published more than 230 scientific articles.

 

His current research focus is on development of rock lobster farming in Indonesia and the Philippines, improvement of nursery technology for redclaw freshwater crayfish in Australia and development of culture-based fisheries for giant freshwater prawns in Sri Lanka.

 

Dr Jones has a special interest in developing aquaculture opportunities for Australian Indigenous communities using rock lobsters and freshwater crayfish as target species.

 

He works closely with industry with a strong, successful track record in technology transfer from research to commercial production, bolstered in particular by an ability to communicate effectively at scientific, farmer, government and corporate levels. Dr Jones’ greatest motivation is from working with village-based, small-holder farmers in Asia to improve their lives and livelihoods.

 

Interests
Research
  • Tropical Rock Lobster Aquaculture
  • Redclaw freshwater crayfish aquaculture
Experience
  • 2000 to 2012 - Senior Principal Scientist - Aquaculture, Queensland Department of Primary Industries (Northern Fisheries Centre, Cairns)
  • 1992 to 1999 - Senior Fisheries Scientist - Aquaculture, Queensland Department of Primary Industries (Freshwater Fisheries & Aquaculture Centre, Walkamin)
  • 1990 to 1991 - Production Manager, Farmer Johnson Redclaw Farm (Innisfail)
  • 1988 to 1989 - Fisheries Biologist - Redclaw Aquaculture, Queensland Department of Primary Industries (Freshwater Fisheries & Aquaculture Centre, Walkamin)
  • 1982 to 1987 - Fisheries Biologist - Trawl Fisheries, Queensland Department of Primary Industries (Northern Fisheries Centre, Cairns)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2010 - Finalist - Queensland Premiers Award 'Strong' Category for Tropical Rock Lobster Aquaculture
  • 2007 - Seafood Services Australia, Research and Development Award for Tropical Rock Lobster Aquaculture
Fellowships
  • 2004 - Australian Academy of Science, Scientific Visit Fellowship to Mexico
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 52+ research outputs authored by Dr Clive Jones from 1982 onwards.

Current Funding

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ACIAR - Research Grant

Development of a culture based fishery for giant freshwater prawn in Sri Lankan reservoirs

Indicative Funding
$249,490 over 3 years
Summary
Giant freshwater prawn (GFWP) - Macrobrachium rosenbergii is a high value aquaculture species suited to culture-based fishery stocking into reservoirs in Sri Lanka. The project will develop a science based stocking strategy of hatchery reared juvenile prawns, to improve the yields of GFWP in reservoirs and design and use of fishing gear that will prevent damage to the animals. Socio-economic research will lead to a better understanding of the value chain to enable further improvements to the fishery. The research will ensure the fishery is profitable, efficient and sustainable in the long term. The research is part of an ACIAR Small Research Activity (SRA) that will form the basis of a larger, full four year project to follow on in 2019.
Investigators
Clive Jones in collaboration with Sena De Silva, Hiranya Wijenayake, Asoka Mudalige and Gamini Senayake (College of Science & Engineering, Pisces, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, National Aquaculture Development Authority and Ruhuna University)
Keywords
Macrobrachium rosenbergii (Palaemonidae); reservolir fisheries; aquaculture; Culture-based fishery

ACIAR - Research Grant

Expanding spiny lobster aquaculture in Indonesia

Indicative Funding
$1,870,638 over 5 years
Summary
Project will provide research and extension to support expansion and increased productivity for spiny lobster aquaculture in Indonesia. Research will focus on improving survival and growth of lobsters from capture of natural seed through to market size, particularly through improved nutrition, husbandry and disease management. Extension will focus on demonstration of best practice to farmers. Impact will be on men, women and children in impoverished coastal communities. Some research will be conducted in Vietnam and Australia, with a view to improving sustainability of lobster farming in Vietnam and exploring opportunity for establishing Indigenous lobster aquaculture enterprises in Australia.
Investigators
Clive Jones (College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
Spiny Lobster; aquaculture

AgriFutures Australia - Research Grant

Eliminate factors inhibiting redclaw farming from reaching its full potential

Indicative Funding
$118,715 over 5 years (administered by North Queensland Crayfish Farmers Association)
Summary
The NQCFA have successfully established hatchery technology that enables routine production of third stage juveniles (craylings) for stocking to grow out ponds. Survival of craylings to harvest (9-12 months) is approximately 50%. NQCFA have sought assistance of JCU to address this issue and guide a series of experiments to answer key questions. The research aims to identify causes of mortality, determine when it occurs, and to develop strategies to minimise it.
Investigators
Clive Jones and Colin Valverde (College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
Redclaw; Hatchery; Cherax quadricarinatus (Parastacidae); Survival
Supervision

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Current
  • Identify Factors Influencing the Variability of Survivorship of Juvenile Red Claw Crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus (PhD , Primary Advisor)
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  • 1 collaboration
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