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Researcher: Burch, P (Dr Paul Burch)

Fields of Research

Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Fisheries sciences
Fisheries management
Natural resource management
Fish pests and diseases
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental knowledges

Research Objectives

Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Fisheries - wild caught
Wild caught edible molluscs
Marine biodiversity
Wild caught prawns
Sustainability indicators
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Wild caught rock lobster

Career Best Publications

A fisher-based, catch-sampling program for a large-scale, benthic molluscan fishery; Fisheries Research
A modelled cost-benefit analysis of hybrid PIT and conventional tagging scenarios; New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research
Comparing size-limit and quota policies to increase economic yield in a lobster fishery; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Estimating pup production in a mammal with an extended and aseasonal breeding season, the Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea); Wildlife Research
Estimating species-specific catch rates in a mixed-species dive fishery; Journal of Shellfish Research
Foraging behaviour and habitat use of a short-ranging seabird, the crested tern; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Precision of systematic and random sampling in clustered populations: habitat patches and aggregating organisms; Ecological Applications
Survey estimates of fishable biomass following a mass mortality in an Australian molluscan fishery; Journal of Fish Diseases
Use of management strategy comparison scatterplots to identify clusters of high-performing strategies; Fisheries Management and Ecology
Use of the daily egg production method for stock assessment of sardine, Sardinops sagax; lessons learned over a decade of application off Southern Australia; Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture

Research Publications

A fisher-based, catch-sampling program for a large-scale, benthic molluscan fishery; Fisheries Research
A modelled cost-benefit analysis of hybrid PIT and conventional tagging scenarios; New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research
An integrated stock assessment for the Heard Island and the McDonald Islands Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) fishery (Division 58.5.2)
Australian sea lion population monitoring at Seal Bay and the Seal Slide, Kangaroo Island: 2011/12 breeding season
Bioeconomic decision support tools for Southern Rock Lobster
Biomass of greenlip abalone (Haliotis laevigata off Cowell in 2008
Combining Passive Integrated Transponder Tags with Conventional T-Bar Tags to improve Tag Reporting Rate Independant of Fishers [Poster]; Advances in Fish Tagging & Marking Technology: International Symposium
Combining passive integrated transponder tags with conventional t-bar tags to improve tag reporting rate independent of fisheries; 8th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management
Combining passive integrated transponder tags with conventional T-bar tags to improve tag reporting rates in a rock lobster trap fishery; New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research
Comparing size-limit and quota policies to increase economic yield in a lobster fishery; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Conventional Tags: Still Strong After 100 Years; Advances in Fish Tagging & Marking Technology: International Symposium
Detecting change in density and biomass of a benthic marine invertebrate following commercial fishing; Fisheries Research
Determining climate-growth relationships in a temperate fish: a sclerochronological approach; Fisheries Research
Developing Assessments and Performance Indicators for a Small-Scale Temperate Reef Fish Fishery; Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium on Fisheries Assessment and Management in Data Limited Situations
Development of robust assessment methods and harvest strategies for spatially complex, multi-jurisdictional Toothfish fisheries in the Southern Ocean - Final Report
Distribution and abundance of skates (Bathyraja spp.) on the Kerguelen Plateau through the lens of the toothfish fisheries; Fisheries Research
Distribution, harvestable biomass and fisheries biology of Katelysia spp. in the South Australian commercial mud cockle fishery
Distribution, harvestable biomass and fisheries biology of Katelysia spp. in the South Australian commercial mud-cockle fishery
Effectiveness of an industry code of practice in mitigating the operational interactions of the South Australian sardine fishery with short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis)
Effectiveness of an industry code of practice in mitigating the operational interactions of the South Australian sardine fishery with the short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis)
Effectiveness of an industry code of practice in mitigating the operational interactions of the South Australian sardine fishery with the short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis)
Estimates of historical commercial fishery catches/effort in final sanctuary and habitat protection zones in South Australia's Marine Parks
Estimating historical fishery catches/effort from preliminary sanctuary zone scenarios in South Australia's marine parks
Estimating pup production in a mammal with an extended and aseasonal breeding season, the Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea); Wildlife Research
Estimating species-specific catch rates in a mixed-species dive fishery; Journal of Shellfish Research
Foraging behaviour and habitat use of a short-ranging seabird, the crested tern; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Guidelines for using the daily egg production method for stock assessment of sardine, Sardinops sagax, off South Australia
Gulf St Vincent prawn Penaeus (Melicertus) latisulcatus fishery 2010/11
Harvestable biomass of Katelysia spp. in the South Australian commercial mud cockle fishery
Historical commercial fishery catches/effort in draft sanctuary and habitat protection zones in South Australia's marine parks
Investigating the uncertainty of age determinations for Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) and the implications for stock assessment
Investigation of different methods for improving tag reporting rate in fisheries tagging experiments, a cost benefit analysis; 8th International conference Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management
King George Whiting (Sillaginodes punctatus) fishery
Management strategy evaluation for South Australian snapper
Modelling the spatial distribution of Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) by length and age around Heard Island and McDonald Islands on the Kerguelen Plateau; The Kerguelen Plateau: marine ecosystem and fisheries
Optimising harvest strategies in a multi-species bivalve fishery; Fisheries Management and Ecology
Precision of systematic and random sampling in clustered populations: habitat patches and aggregating organisms; Ecological Applications
Progress report on the Australian Fisheries Research and Development Corporation project to develop robust assessment methods and harvest strategies for spatially complex, multi-jurisdictional toothfish fisheries in the Southern Ocean
Pup numbers of the Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea) at The Page Islands, South Australia, over two decades; Australian Journal of Zoology
Quantifying uncertainty in the Chapman mark-recapture estimate of abundance
Revised estimates of historical commercial fishery catches/effort in draft sanctuary and habitat protection zones in South Australia’s Marine Parks: updated assessments
Snapper (Chrysophrys auratus) fishery
Snapper (Chrysophrys auratus) fishery
South Australian sardine (Sardinops sagax) fishery: Stock assessment report 2010
South Australian sardine (Sardinops sagax) fishery: stock assessment report 2012
Southern garfish (Hyporhamphus melanochir) fishery
Southern Garfish (Hyporhamphus melanochir) Fishery
Southern zone abalone (Haliotis rubra & H. laevigata) fishery
Southern zone abalone fishery (Haliotis rubra & H. laevigata)
Spawning biomass of sardine Sardinops sagax, in waters off South Australia in 2011
Spawning biomass of sardine, Sardinops sagax, in waters off South Australia in 2009
Spawning biomass of sardine, Sardinops sagax, in waters off South Australia in 2013
Spencer Gulf prawn Penaeus (Melicertus) latisulcatus fishery 2010/11
Survey estimates of fishable biomass following a mass mortality in an Australian molluscan fishery; Journal of Fish Diseases
Tasmanian Giant Crab Fishery 2002/2003
Tasmanian Scalefish Fishery - 2003
Towards developing diagnostics tools for fishery stock assessments
Use of management strategy comparison scatterplots to identify clusters of high-performing strategies; Fisheries Management and Ecology
Use of the daily egg production method for stock assessment of sardine, Sardinops sagax; lessons learned over a decade of application off Southern Australia; Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture
Using a spatially structured model to assess the Tasmanian fishery for banded morwong (Cheilodactylus spectabilis); Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium on Fisheries Assessment and Management in Data-Limited Situations

Research Projects

Improving assessment approaches for deep-water species

Research Candidate Supervision