Please note: The Shelf Resource Assessment Group was amalgamated into the South East Resource Assessment Group in 2016.

The Shelf Resource Assessment Group is the key research and scientific committee for management of the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery. The group provides advice to the South East Management Advisory Committee on the status of fish stocks, sub stocks, species (target and non-target), the impact of fishing on the marine environment and the type of information needed for stock assessments.

This group provides advice on the recommended biological catch for the quota groups or species that occur on the continental shelf.  They also evaluate the impact over time of different harvest strategies, stock depletion and recovery rates, confidence levels for fishery assessments and risks to the success of fishery objectives. Economic factors affecting the fishery are also evaluated and reported on by the group.

This group provides an avenue for consultation between industry members, fishery managers, fishery economists, fishery scientists and other interest groups.

Recent discussion topics

  • Consider the redfish assessment and provide recommended biological catch advice
  • Consider john dory and mirror dory assessments and provide recommended biological catch advice
  • Investigate potential reasons for under caught total allowable catch
  • Monitor eastern gemfish and blue warehou rebuilding.

Download the October 2015 ShelfRAG meeting minutes (PDF, 850 KB)

Next meeting

The next committee meeting is scheduled for September and October 2015.

Current research priorities


Past meetings

Past minutes, recommendations and advice can be found on the Shelf Resource Assessment Group past meetings page.


Members are appointed for the period 1 July 2013 until 30 June 2016.

  • Mr Sandy Morison, Chair
  • Dr Marcus Finn, AFMA member
  • Dr Geoff Tuck, scientific member
  • Dr Ian Knuckey, scientific member
  • Mr Robert Curtotti, economics member
  • Mr Simon Boag, industry member
  • Mr Tom Bibby, industry member
  • Mr Tony Lavalle, industry member
  • Mr Malcolm Poole, recreational fishing member


Mr Ross Bromley
Executive Officer
Tel: 02 6225 5555