Port Stephens Marine Discovery Series

This evening is free and bookings are not required
  • When 20 Aug, 2014 from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM (Australia/Sydney / UTC1008)
  • Attendees Anyone interested in Marine Life may come along to this informative and enjoyable evening.
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6:30pm - Dr Alan Jordan, Research Leader, Marine Ecosystems,Fisheries Research, NSW DPI
Marine diversity and unique habitats of the Lord Howe Island region.
Recent underwater mapping surveys of the Lord Howe Island region have uncovered secrets of the seafloor of this iconic and diverse World Heritage site. Echosounders have been used to survey the structure of the seafloor, and video cameras have allowed detailed studies of the benthic plants and animals as well as fish and sharks. Hear Alan talk about the types of habitats and species found in this area and the equipment used to survey these depths.
7.30pm - John “Stinker” Clarke
The history and future of fishing and oystering in Port Stephens
Since the late 1800’s, Port Stephens has been considered to be “a seafood goldmine”, with a seemingly endless supply of fish, crabs, oysters and lobsters - fresh seafood to fill the eager markets. Times have changed and there is a realisation that we are not drawing from a bottomless well. Hear John talk about what the future may hold for both the seafood industry and recreational fishing.