Nuffield Australia 2014 Scholarship winner
Wayne Dredge, from Lakes Entrance in Victoria, received a 2014 Nuffield Scholarship, supported by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and Woolworths.
Wayne researched various methods of fishing for species such as Gummy Shark and assessed the environmental outcomes of the techniques on fish stocks and broader environment.
Wayne is a commercial fisherman working in the Commonwealth Southern Shark Fishery and the Tasmanian and Victorian Southern Rock Lobster Fisheries.
As owner/operator of the “Opal Star”, Wayne spends up to eight months a year at sea, with annual harvest averages of around 15 tonne of Southern Rock Lobster and 25 tonne of primarily Gummy Shark. Other catch includes Octopus, some scale‐fish and crabs.
Wayne’s research looked at hook‐based fishing compared to gill‐net fishing for Gummy Shark, taking into account environmental impact.
Wayne visited Canada, New Zealand and Norway to complete his travels.
Location: Lakes Entrance, Victoria
Mobile: 0409 950 497
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