The Fishwell Consulting team of expert scientists and consulting professionals have produced a number of high quality and accurate scientific publications and reports.   Most publications are accessible in libraries around Australia and are also available through government agencies.
Below are some of the papers published by Dr Knuckey and others.  To view a particular paper please click on the link to download the PDF.

BYCATCH REDUCTION

Knuckey, I.A. and C.J.T. Ashby. (2009). Effects of Trawling Subprogram: Maximising yields and reducing discards in the South East Trawl Fishery through gear development and evaluation. FRDC Project 1998/204. Fisheries Victoria - Fisheries Research Branch 178pp.

Koopman, M., Hudson, R., Knuckey, I. and I. Leck. (2009). SESSF Industry Development Subprogram: Field trials of a high-lift trawl net for bycatch reduction. AFMA Project 2007/039. Fishwell Consulting 26 pp.

Knuckey, I., Hudson, R., Koopman, M., Skoljarev, S. and Moore, J. (2008). Trials of T-90 mesh configuration in the Great Australian Bight Trawl Fishery. AFMA Project 2007/063. Fishwell Consulting.

SETFIA (2007). Industry Code of Practice to Minimise Interactions with Seals. 12 pp.

Knuckey, I.A. (2009). Trials of Seal Excluder Devices (SEDs) on a South East Trawl Fishery Wet Boat. Final Report to the Natural Heritage Trust. 22 pp.

Knuckey, I.A., Eayrs, S. and Bosschietter, B. (2002). Options for reducing incidental catch of seals on wet-boats in the SETF: a preliminary report. Marine and Freshwater Resources Institute. Final report to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA). ARF Project R01/0887. 59 pp.

Stewardson, C. L. and Knuckey, I.A. (2006). South East Trawl Fishery: Seal Bycatch– Guidelines for Reporting and Data Collection. Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra. DVD/Video production, Andrew Marriott, Images Online Pty. Ltd., Canberra. NHT project 44144.

Stewardson, C.L. and Knuckey, I.A. (2005). South East Trawl Fishery: Seal Bycatch - Guidelines for reporting and data collection. Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra 20 pp.

FISHERY INDEPENDENT SURVEY
Knuckey, I, Bravington, M, Peel, D, Koopman, M, Fuller, M, Klaer, N, Day, J, Upston, J. and Hudson, R. (2013). Implementation of a Fishery Independent Survey for the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery. FRDC Project 2006/028. Fishwell Consulting 170 pp.

Knuckey, I, Koopman, M., Gason, A. and Hudson, R. (2006). Preliminary Resource Survey of the Great Australian Bight Fishery. AFMA Project R04/1102. Fishwell Consulting / Primary Industries Research Victoria, Queenscliff. 40 pp.

Knuckey, I, and Hudson, R. (2007). Resource Survey of the Great Australian Bight Trawl Fishery 2006. AFMA Project R2005/1084. Fishwell Consulting. 20 pp.

Knuckey, I, and Hudson, R. (2007). Resource Survey of the Great Australian Bight Trawl Fishery - 2007. AFMA Project R2006/833. Fishwell Consulting 20 pp.

Knuckey, I., Hudson, R., and Koopman, M. (2008). Resource Survey of the Great Australian Bight Trawl Fishery 2008. AFMA Project R2006/833. Fishwell Consulting 19 pp.

Knuckey, I., Koopman, M., and R. Hudson. (2009). Resource Survey of the Great Australian Bight Trawl Fishery 2009. AFMA Project 2006/833. Fishwell Consulting 20pp.

Knuckey, I A and Gason, A.S.H. (2006). Assessing the feasibility of an industry-based fishery-independent survey of the South East Fishery. Final report to the Final Report to Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC). Report No. 2002/072. 55 pp.

A model-based approach to designing a fishery independent survey

FISHERIES MONITORING

Knuckey, I., Harvey, E., and Koopman, M. (2009). Industry survey to obtain a relative abundance index for spawning eastern gemfish - traditional and innovative methods. AFMA Project R2006/830. Fishwell Consulting. 29 pp.

Knuckey, I, and Hudson, R. (2008). Survey of orange roughy spawning aggregations on the Cascade Plateau – 2007. AFMA Project 2007/808. Fishwell Consulting. 40 pp.

Knuckey, I, Hudson, R, Diver, G, and Ford, B. (2007). Survey of orange roughy spawning aggregations at St Helens Hill and St Patricks Head – 2007. AFMA Project 2007/809. Fishwell Consulting 42 pp.

Knuckey, I., Hudson, R., and Koopman, M. (2008). Survey of orange roughy spawning aggregations on the Cascade Plateau – 2008. AFMA Project 2008/828. Fishwell Consulting. 52 pp.

Knuckey, I., Hudson, R. and Koopman, M. (2008). Survey of orange roughy spawning aggregations at St Helens Hill and St Patricks Head – 2008. AFMA Project 2008/829. Fishwell Consulting 48 pp.

Knuckey, I., Fuller, M., Moore, J. and Daley, R. (2009). Empowering Industry R&D: Redefining deepwater closures in the SESSF to reduce the impact on the commercial deepwater fishery and maintain adequate protection of orange roughy. AFMA Project R2008/836. Fishwell Consulting, 18 pp.

Knuckey, I.A. and Brown, L.P. (2002). Assessment of Bycatch in the Great Australian Bight Trawl Fishery. Final Report to Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC). Report No. 2000/169. 56 pp.

Cui, G.C., Bax, N.J., Punt, A.E. and Knuckey, I.A. (2001). Estimating gill-net selectivity for five species caught in the South East Fishery, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 52: 691–699. http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/126/paper/MF99162.htm

Knuckey, I A and Gason, A. (2001). Development of a “design model” for an adaptive ISMP sampling regime. ARF Project R99/1502. Final report to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority. Marine and Freshwater Resources Institute, Queenscliff. 66 pp.

Hudson, R. and Knuckey, I.A. (2010) Estimates of the landed catch of mid-slope shark species 1992–2006. Final Report to Industry. Fishwell Consulting. 8 pp.

Knuckey, I., Gill, S. and Gason A. (2001). South East Fishery Pilot Non-trawl Monitoring Program. Final Report to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, Canberra. Project R99/0179. 55 pp.

INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT
Simon Boag, Matt Koopman, Ron Stott, Ian Knuckey andRichard Owen (2012). SETFIA accreditation of Commonwealth Trawl Sector skippers toward improved environmental operation. FRDC Project 2009/330. 49pp.

McLaughlin M., Hudson, R. and Knuckey, I., (2009). Adding value to an under-utilised fish species (Silver Warehou). FRDC Project 2007/209. Fishwell Consulting. 21 pp.

Empowering Industry R&D: Redefining deepwater closures in the SESSF to reduce the impact on the commercial deepwater fishery and maintain adequate protection of orange roughy.

STOCK ASSESSMENT AND HARVEST STRATEGIES

Knuckey, I.A. and Sivakumaran K.P (2001) Reproductive characteristics and per–recruit analysis of blue warehou (Seriolella brama): implications for the South East Fishery of Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 52:575–87. http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/126/paper/MF00022.htm

Knuckey, I.A. (1995). Settlement of Pinctada maxima and other bivalves on artificial collectors in the Timor Sea, northern Australia. Journal of Shellfish Biology, 14 (2): 411-416. 

Knuckey, I.A. (1996). Maturity in male mud crabs, Scylla serrata (Forskål) and use of mating scars as a functional indicator. Journal of Crustacean Biology 16(3):487-495.
http://www.jstor.org/pss/1548738

Knuckey, I.A. (1999). Mud crab (Scylla serrata) population dynamics in the Northern Territory, Australia and their relationship to the commercial fishery. PhD thesis, Northern Territory University. 249 pp.

Knuckey, I.A., Davie, P.J.F. and Canon, L.R.G. (1995). Loxothylacus ihlei (Boschma) and its effects on the mud crab, Scylla serrata (Forskål) in northern Australia. Journal of Fish Diseases 18:389-395. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2761.1995.tb00331.x/abstract