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 65+ research outputs authored by Dr Clive Jones from 1982 onwards.

Current Funding

Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research - Research Grant

Improved productivity and efficiency of the culture based fishery for giant freshwater prawn in Sri Lankan reservoirs.

Indicative Funding
$2,100,000 over 4 years
Summary
Productivity of the fisheries resources of Sri Lankan reservoirs has been improved through application of culture based fishery (CFB) practices. In addition to a variety of finfish that serve to provide protein to local communities, the addition of stocked giant freshwater prawn (GFP)-Macrobrachium rosenbergii, has added significant value, due to high market price, 10 times higher than that of finfish. Currently, the GFP are captured as a bycatch to finfish and the stocking practices are ad-hoc, resulting in very low yield per seed prawn stocked. The fishery is managed as a single multi-species fishery, and although the project will focus on research of GFP, some aspects of the research will involve the entire fishery, particularly modelling of stocking and yields. This will provide benefits for production of all species, with an emphasis on enhancement of GFP production through specific research of stocking practices, production dynamics, harvest and socio-economic aspects 0of the fishery and the supply chain.
Investigators
Clive Jones and Amy Diedrich in collaboration with Asanka Jayasinghe, Dileepa De Croos and Asoka Jayasinghe (College of Science & Engineering, University of Ruhuna Faculty of Science, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka and National Aquaculture Development Authority)
Keywords
Macrobrachium rosenbergii (Palaemonidae); reservoir fisheries; Aquaculture; culture-based fishery

Anindilyakwa Land Council - Contract Research

Lobster Aquaculture Groote Eylandt Phase 2A - Nursery

Indicative Funding
$48,974 over 1 year
Summary
This project is part of a research and development program to establish tropical rock lobster aquaculture at Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory. The project complements Phase 1 (lobster seed assessment, on-going) and will support development of nursing of seed lobsters. The project will include components of both research and development, examining and trialling various technologies in the sea and on land to nurture small lobsters from the puerulus stage to a size of up to 100g. The project includes aspects of aquaculture technology development, training, extension, social science, economics and marketing. The project will provide the Anindilyakwa Land Council with the means and confidence to establish commercial lobster nursery operations. The project represents the first part (Part A) of nursery development and there is an expectation of a follow-on project (Part B) to continue the nursery development through 2022.
Investigators
Clive Jones (College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
Panulirus ornatus (Palinuridae); Aquaculture; Nursery

Anindilyakwa Land Council - Contract Research

Lobster Aquaculture Groote Eylandt Phase 1

Indicative Funding
$59,024 over 1 year
Summary
The project follows a preliminary activity completed in September 2020, seeking to assess and develop tropical rock lobster aquaculture on Groote Eylandt. This project represents Phase 1 of 3 phases, that will quantitatively assess the local resource of naturally settling post-larval lobsters. If the seed lobsters are available, Phase 2 will comprise development of nursery and Phase 3 the growout of the lobsters. The project includes aspects of resource assessment, training, production technology extension, social science, economics and marketing.
Investigators
Clive Jones (College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
Panulirus ornatus (Palinuridae); Aquaculture; Puerulus

Anindilyakwa Land Council - Contract Research

Lobster Aquaculture Groote Eylandt Phase 1

Indicative Funding
$7,500
Summary
The project seeks to assess and develop tropical rock lobster aquaculture on Groote Eylandt. Phase 1 will quantitatively assess the local resource of naturally settling post-larval lobsters. If the seed lobsters are available, Phase 2 will comprise development of nursery and grow out of the lobsters. The project includes aspects of resource assessment, training, production technology extension, social science, economics and marketing.
Investigators
Clive Jones (College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
Panulirus ornatus (Palinuridae); Aquaculture; Puerulus

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research - Contract Research

ACIAR Lobster Nutrition Review

Indicative Funding
$35,490 over 1 year
Summary
A new ACIAR scoping project is being prepared in support of possible new ACIAR investment in tropical rock lobster (Panulirus homarus and Panulirus ornatus) aquaculture in Indonesia. A thorough review of literature is proposed in order to prepare for the nutrition and feeds development component of the project, ensuring that we apply the learnings from previous projects and current scientific literature. The review will inform the detail of the experimental approach in a proposed new ACIAR project, which will benefit from advanced planning prior to the project start to maximise outcomes (possible start in July 2021). In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented any scoping travel to Indonesia in the short-term, providing opportunity to complete a review and facilitating best use of resources once the project starts.
Investigators
Leo Nankervis and Clive Jones (College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
Aquaculture; Indonesia; Lobster (Panulirus sp); Developing Economies; Crustacean nutrition; Review
Supervision

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.

Current
  • Chitosan in Aquaculture: Effect on The Physical Properties of Pellets, Growth Performances, Survival Rate, and Physiological Aspects of Australian Spiny Lobster Panulirus ornatus (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
Completed
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  • 1 collaboration
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