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Brendon Lee


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Toothfish Scientist

Miscellaneous Information

Miscellaneous Information:

Background and qualifications

I was born and raised in South Africa and completed my BSc (Honours) in Ichthyology and Fisheries Science in 2008. I was subsequently employed for two years as an environmental consultant undertaking specialist work relating to aquaculture development and environmental impact mitigation relating to anthropogenic developments in the marine, estuarine and freshwater environments. I completed my MSc (University of KwaZulu-Natal) while based at the Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI) in Durban, South Africa, undertaking a comprehensive biological analysis and fishery/stock assessment for king mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson) off the coast of southern Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Upon completion of my MSc, I was employed as a Scientific Fisheries Observer for the Falkland Islands Government. I was recruited to my current role as a Fisheries Scientist (Toothfish) in 2015.

Research Interests

My current work primarily involves undertaking reproduction, ageing and stock discrimination studies for commercially important fish species (Dissostichus eleginoides and Patagonotothen ramsayi). A primary interest of mine focuses on the use of otolith biochronologies and morphometrics in the presence of synergistic environmental and fishing induced pressures to improve our understanding of stock structure and life-history of commercially important species in the Falkland Islands.


Mann, B. Q., Lee, B. and Cowley, P. D. 2016. Growth rate of speckled snapper Lutjanus rivulatus (Teleostei: Lutjanidae) based on tag-reapture data from the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 38: 111-118.

Lee, B. and Mann, B. Q. 2014. Scomberomorus commerson. In. Southern African Marine Linefish Status Reports. Mann, B. Q. (Ed.). Oceanographic Research Institute, special publication.