Northern Fisheries Centre (NFC)

Agri-Science Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

The Norther Fisheries Centre undertakes research, development and extension in many aspects of fisheries monitoring and research. Research is focused on two main areas: sustainable production of wild fisheries found in tropical estuarine, inshore and offshore reef waters; and tropical mariculture of high-value species such as coral reef fish and tropical rock lobsters. It also provides support to the nearby Aquaculture and Stock Enhancement Facility.

Organisation type
  • Queensland Government – Partner
Number of research staff
Up to 20 research staff
38–40 Tingira Street, Portsmith, Cairns QLD 4870

Strengths and capabilities

  • Fish ageing monitoring
  • Monitoring of vertebrates
  • Direct access to Trinity Inlet
  • Fish otolith (inner ear) imaging

Facilities and major equipment

  • Monkman Research Facility, Green Island
  • Life support for mariculture
  • Research laboratories, freezers and cold rooms
  • Mechanical workshop, prepartion rooms and chemical stores
  • Plant and equipment to support research activity

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