REPRESENTING THE NATIONAL MARINE SCIENCE COMMITTEE (NMSC)
Patrick Hone is Managing Director of the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC), a member of the National Marine Science Committee (NMSC) and a member of the Council of Rural Research and Development Corporations (CRRDC).
Patrick has extensive knowledge of all sectors of the fishing and aquaculture industries. He has more than 24 years working for the FRDC, and has played a key role in the planning, management and funding of fishing and aquaculture related research, development and extension in Australia. In recent years Patrick has become one of Australia’s leading spokespeople on the role of marine and aquatic science, and evidence based decision making.
Patrick has a PhD from Adelaide University, and previously worked for SARDI on a wide range of research for Southern Bluefin Tuna, Pacific Oysters, mussels, Yellowtail Kingfish and abalone.