Launching the Handfish Conservation Project

October 15, 2018

The Handfish Conservation Project brings together various individuals and organisations in a collaborative effort to conserve three Critically Endangered Handfish species in Tasmania.

The research priorities of the Project will be under the directions of the National Handfish Recovery Team (NHRT), which was formed in 2014. 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. You can see the individuals involved HERE.   The Project aims to improve our understanding of these species, highlight their significance (and their plight) to the community, and work towards conserving them. We'll provide updates and information as the Project progresses via this website, and on the socials!    

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