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Australia's fisheries and aquaculture science celebrates the contribution of women and girls February 11,2019   |  Source: Mirage News

As the world marks UNESCO’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science today, the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) is keen to celebrate some of the brilliant female researchers who contribute to the field of fisheries science.

“In Australian fisheries science, many talented women are contributing to blazing the way forward in areas from stock assessments to ecosystem-based modelling and data analysis.” Says FRDC Executive Director, Patrick Hone “Researchers like Cathy Dichmont, Beth Fulton, Bronwyn Gillanders, Emily Ogier, Sue Poole and Nadia Engstrom immediately spring to mind. And the list goes on”.

In the soon-to-be-released Status of Australian Fish Stocks (SAFS), the preeminent report on Australia’s fish sustainability status, about a quarter of the almost 100 scientists involved are women. SAFS is also managed by a female scientist, Carolyn Stewardson.

Nadia Engstrom directs Queensland’s data contributions to SAFS, the results of which will be publicly available on the FRDC’s website.

She is passionate about making data accessible to the public and she counts the creation of the QFish website as one of her best achievements to date. QFish presents Queensland’s fisheries resource data in an easily accessible way. It

 

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