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Rod Lenanton

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Dr Rod Lenanton as Senior Principal Research Scientist for the Western Australian Fisheries Department, with more than 47 years experience in the field, is one of Western Australia’s most highly regarded finfish fisheries scientists. An Adjunct Professor of Murdoch University’s Faculty of Science, Engineering, and Sustainability Western Australia, Rod has spearheaded a number of groundbreaking projects in the management and habitats of economically important species, including how coastal finfish fisheries are affected by the Leeuwin Current. His latest research includes risk assessment and prioritisation of sustainable harvest level estimation of indicator species, the development of monitoring and assessment strategies within a broader Ecosystem Based Fishery Management (EBFM) framework, and the implementation of the Integrated Fisheries Management Initiative. In 2002, he was presented an Outstanding Service Award (nominated by peers), for service to the fishing sector in WA. In 2011, he was the recipient of the Australian Society of Fish Biology K. Radway Allen Award in recognition of a lifetime of excellence in fish and Fisheries research. He was also admitted to the ASFB Hall of Fame. Along with these notable achievements, he has mentored/supervised many young scientists and made a broad contribution to the subject’s body of scientific literature.

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