National Handfish Recovery Team (NHRT)


About the NHRT

The National Handfish Recovery Team (NHRT) was formed in 2014 and coordinates the research program for the three species of handfish in Tasmania in accordance with the Recovery Plan for Three Handfish Species. 
The members of this team include relevant experience from Department of the Environment (Commonwealth), Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (Tasmania), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO; Commonwealth), Derwent Estuary Program, and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania.
The current NHRT is comprised of:
Inger Visby (DEP); Chair)
Holly Wiersma (Secretary, DNRE)
Jemina Stuart-Smith (IMAS )
Tim Lynch (CSIRO)
Neville Barrett (IMAS)
Lesley Gidding-Reeve (DCCEEW)
Alyssa Giffin (DCCEEW)
Bronwen Jones (DCCEEW)
Ross Monash (DNRE)
Rachelle Hawkins (Seahorse World, Seahorse Australia)
Carolyn Hogg (Sydney University)
Helen Crawford (DNRE)
Laura Smith (Marine Solutions)
Rick Stuart-Smith (IMAS & RLS)
Sarah Cordell (Zoo & Aquarium Assoc of Australia)
Joe Valentine (Aquenal)
Lincoln Wong (CSIRO/UTAS PhD student)
Christine Coughanowr (Tasmanian Independent Science Council/ Community)
Tyson Bessell (IMAS post doctoral fellow)
Andrew Trotter (IMAS)
Laura Simmons (SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium)
Carlie Devine (CSIRO)
Jennifer Hemer (NRM South)
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Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania
IMAS Waterfront Building
20 Castray Esplanade,
Battery Point TASMANIA 7004

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