Specialist Provider of Fisheries Advice
We are a specialist provider of Fisheries, Fish Passage and Fish Habitat Rehabilitation services. With over 40 years combined experience in the industry, we strive to implement common sense solutions for a variety of issues that will maximise fisheries productivity and maintain native fish populations and habitats.
While we are committed to the protection of the fisheries resources of our region, we are also conscious that our fisheries are a shared resource that should be used by the recreational, commercial, indigenous and non-fisher communities. We work hard to produce outcomes that satisfy stakeholders, regulators and of course the fish!
Tim Marsden is a Fisheries Biologist and the principal of AFPS with extensive experience in freshwater fisheries throughout Australia and S.E. Asia. Tim has previously worked within both NSW Fisheries and Fisheries Queensland, accumulating over 30 years of experience within the fisheries science community. Tim specialises in the provision of project identification, design and implementation services for aquatic habitat rehabilitation projects having overseen the successful implementation of hundreds of individual projects, from small local projects through to large state-wide and international programs. Tim is also an innovator, leading the field of fish passage science in Australia through the development of new fish passage designs and innovative solutions to fish passage problems.
Melinda Scanlon is a Fisheries Biologist/Project Officer with experience in both marine and freshwater fisheries throughout Australia. Mel has over 15 years experience within the fisheries science and fish passage fields, having previously worked for Fisheries Queensland in both northern and central Queensland before joining AFPS. Mel has overseen many fish passage projects working with regional NRM, council, consulting engineers, infrastructure owners and other agencies to manage projects throughout the design, approvals, implementation/construction and monitoring phases. These projects have improved the fisheries productivity of many systems.
Nathan Battey is a Fisheries Project Officer from the United States. Before moving to Australia, he worked for seven years monitoring fish populations across North America, from the deserts of Oregon to the North Atlantic. During his time in the field, Nathan has contributed to numerous fisheries science projects that have sustained and expanded fisheries resources for a diverse array of communities and for the future.
Jaclyn Wells is a Fisheries Project Officer at AFPS with extensive experience in marine environments most at risk due to coastal development and associated anthropogenic activities. Jac has 8 years experience working with key stakeholders to implement assessment and monitoring programs, develop ecologically based triggers and spatial tools to inform management of sensitive environments and healthy waterways.