National Handfish Recovery Team (NHRT)


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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:
Jemina Stuart-Smith (Chair, IMAS & CSIRO)
Inger Visby (Secretary, DEP)
Tim Lynch (CSIRO)
Neville Barrett (IMAS)
Lesley Gidding-Reeve (Dept of the Environment; Commonwealth)
Mark Green (CSIRO)
Rachelle Hawkins (Seahorse World, Seahorse Australia)
Paul Hale (SEA LIFE, Melbourne)
Carolyn Hogg (Sydney University)
Michael Jacques (Marine Life Tassie)
Sam Ibbott (Marine Solutions)
Karen Richards (DPIPWE)
Rick Stuart-Smith (IMAS & RLS)
James Biggs (Zoo & Aquarium Assoc of Australia)
Joe Valentine (Aquenal)
Lincoln Wong (CSIRO/UTAS PhD student)
Christine Coughanowr
Alex Hormann (CSIRO/IMAS student)
Tyson Bessell (IMAS PhD student)
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c/o Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 49
Hobart TAS 7001

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