Molecular Fisheries Laboratory

Product Traceability

Genetic tools can be used to test samples to see if they belong to populations or species of interest for enforcement and consumer confidence.
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Fisheries Stock Structure

Genetic is used to divide the range of a species into discrete demographic units (stocks) for population modelling and monitoring.
→ View our Gemfish project

Estimating Harvest Rates

Estimating the abundance of fisheries species is a key requirement for determining sustainable yields or environmental impacts.
→ View the GENETAG project

How Many Spawners?

NeEstimator V2 is a tool for estimating contemporary effective population size (Ne) using multi-locus diploid genotypes from population samples.
→ Download NeEstimator here

Genetics for fisheries sustainability

Under the leadership of Jenny Ovenden, the Molecular Fisheries Laboratory supports the sustainable harvest of wild fisheries resources with scientific research using genetic technology. New information is provided on a range of topics such as genetic population structure, genetic effective size and DNA-based individual identification.

Staff and Associates

Jennifer OvendenJennifer Ovenden
Jenny and colleagues founded the Molecular Fisheries Laboratory within the Queensland Government in 1997. The contribution of the Laboratory towards protecting biodiversity…
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Carlos BustamanteCarlos Bustamante
Carlos is an ichthyologist specialising in the ecology and exploitation of cartilaginous fishes (sharks, rays, skates and chimaeras). Carlos obtained an honours degree in Marine Biology (BSc) in Chile…
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Jess MorganJess Morgan
Jess has extensive experience working with DNA sequences from nuclear and mitochondrial genes and has also worked with mircrosatellites, SNPs, real-time PCR and quantitative PCR…
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Andy MooreAndy Moore
Andy is a scientist within the Fisheries and Quantitative Science branch within the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences…
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Christine DudgeonChristine Dudgeon
My research interests centre on the ecology and evolution of marine populations and species, and their application to conservation and fisheries management…
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