Our Research

The objective of this research is to develop a thorough understanding of key social, economic and environmental issues that support a sustainable and resilient sport-fishing industry by:

  1.  Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 7.45.44 amDeveloping an understanding of relevant aspects of the ecology and biology of Black Bass sport-fish resources of PNG;
  2. Devising protocols for the appropriate conduct of a sport fishery in a PNG context to maximise its resilience and long-term viability;
  3. Developing an understanding of potential livelihood costs and benefits and how to manage them;
  4. Determining the commercialisation needs of a sport-fishing industry in a PNG context.



JCU research team

Some of the JCU Research Team.

Our research can be broadly categorised in the following six themes:

  1. Niugini Black Bass Ecology;
  2. Sport Fishing Best Practices;
  3. Small-scale Village Businesses;
  4. Tourism as a Development Tool;
  5. Socio-cultural Considerations;
  6. Leadership.

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