About

Associate Professor Jennifer Cobcroft is the founding academic in aquaculture teaching and research at the Singapore campus of James Cook University (JCU). Previously, Jennifer consulted in the strategic planning of emerging aquaculture research opportunities in Australia, marine fish hatchery trouble-shooting (Australia, New Zealand, USA and Mexico), and in aquaculture development in eastern Africa (Tanzania and Kenya) and in South East Asia (Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar and Singapore). She was the Secretary of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) 2016-2018, and a former Board member of the Asian Pacific Chapter of WAS. Jennifer was previously a Research Fellow at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, was leader of the Aquaculture Production Innovation Hub for the Australian Seafood CRC, and managed a large research and development program for hatchery production of southern bluefin tuna fingerlings in close association with industry.

Associate Professor Cobcroft actively engages in sharing research results and novel technologies with students, industry, and scientists through workshops and practical training. She is passionate about equipping students and doing research that both contribute to the sustainable and profitable growth of the aquaculture industry.

Teaching
  • AQ2001: Introduction to Aquaculture (Level 2; TSV)
  • AQ3003: Aquaculture: Propagation (Level 3; TSV)
  • AQ3008: Aquaculture: Systems Design (Level 3; TSV)
  • AQ5003: Aquaculture: Propagation (Level 5; TSV)
  • AQ5006: Aquaculture: Principles and Practices (Level 5; TSV)
  • AQ5008: Aquaculture: Systems Design (Level 5; TSV)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
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CRC for Developing Northern Australia Scheme - Expressions of Interest

Northern Aquaculture Industry Situational Analysis

Indicative Funding
$202,117 over 2 years
Summary
This project will identify key challenges and opportunities facing the North Australian aquaculture sector and explore potential solutions and/or identify the most strategic research projects for further investment. This will include and not be limited to: infrastructure, policy, investment, environmental, production, knoweldge, training and human capital gaps and the research or alternative solutions to address them. The project will be delivered through a literature review, development of the 'Northern aquaculture industry vision 2028' in consultation with indigenous and non-indigenous stakholders, desktop study and SWOT analysis, and the situational analysis report.
Investigators
Dean Jerry, Jennifer Cobcroft, Kyall Zenger, Jan Strugnell, Amy Diedrich, Chaoshu Zeng, Rocky de Nys and Sandra Hughes in collaboration with Matthew Cook, Robert Bell, Jane Lovell, Wayne Hutchinson, Kim Hooper and Jo-Anne Ruscoe (College of Science & Engineering, JCU Singapore, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, Blueshift Consulting, Seafood Industry Australia, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Australian Prawn Farmers Association and Australian Barramundi Farmers Association)
Keywords
Northern Australia; Aquaculture
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