Dr. Cathy Dichmont

Dr. Dichmont is a Stream Leader in the Northern Fisheries and Ecosystems Research Program at CSIRO. She has a national and international reputation in stock assessment, modeling natural systems, natural resource management, shared fisheries stocks, and management strategy evaluation and has been a principal investigator in numerous collaborative and multi-disciplinary projects over her career. She has over 20 years of experience in temperate and tropical marine ecosystems at international and regional levels and was also a key contributor to the bio-economic model that aided the development of the prawn fishing industry in the Gulf of Carpentaria for which she and her team received the CSIRO medal for Research Achievement. Cathy is a member of several state, national and international fishery advisory, and steering committees, including the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Independent Science Panel.