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Jack Hall


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Fisheries Observer

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I completed my Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Here I gained an understanding for the issues facing local and global fisheries as well as a theoretical and practical understanding of the science used to manage them. Following this I undertook a Masters in marine science (MSc) at Otago. My thesis examines heterotrophic bacterial biofilms associated with macroalgae and the role they play in recycling primary production in the form of dissolved organic carbon through the microbial loop as a pathway that drives coastal ecosystem function. During my masters I participated on a range of scientific projects ranging from stock assessment and environment monitoring to marine microbiology and ecology. I am a scientific diver and have experience conducting experiments and environment monitoring in a range of challenging conditions throughout New Zealand. Currently I am a Scientific Observer for the Falkland Islands Fisheries Department, a role I began in 2018.

Research Interest

Phycology, Marine Microbiology, Coastal Ecosystem Ecology, Climate Change Impacts on Marine Species, Fisheries Management, Customary Fisheries Management, Aquaculture, Science Communication.