Technical Reports

Neira, F.J. (2019). Baseline study of selected metals in market fishes and invertebrates from the upper Huon Gulf, PNG. Final Report Marine Sciences Consulting (Marscco) to Wafi-Golpu Joint Venture (WGJV) Project. 57 p.

Neira, F.J. & Wood, T. (2018). Deep-slope and Pelagic Fish Characterisation study. Appendix P prepared for Wafi-Golpu Joint Venture (WGJV) project. Coffey Environments Australia Pty Ltd/Marscco Report. 142p.

Neira, F.J. & Wood, T. (2018). Zooplankton and Micronekton Characterisation. Appendix Q prepared for Wafi-Golpu Joint Venture (WGJV) project. Coffey Environments Australia Pty Ltd/Marscco Report. 108p.

Neira, F.J., Gwyther, D. & Pearce, J. (2012). Technical Study of Marine Ecology (Port Curtis) for the Supplementary Report to the Arrow LNG Plant Environmental Impact Statement. Arrow CSG (Australia) Pty Ltd (Arrow Energy). Coffey Environments Report 7033_22. 74p.

Neira, F.J., Gwyther, D. & Pearce, J. (2012). Technical Study of Estuarine Ecology (Calliope River) for the Supplementary Report to the Arrow LNG Plant Environmental Impact Statement. Arrow CSG (Australia) Pty Ltd (Arrow Energy). Coffey Environments Report 7033_23. 40p.

Neira, F.J., Ficken, K. & Lara-Lopez, A. (2012). Nearshore baseline characterisation survey of the Madang Harbour/ Lagoon system. Marengo Mining Limited (MLL) – Yandera Copper-Molybdenum-Gold Project. August. Coffey Environments Report 7009_39. 100p.

Lara-Lopez, A. & Neira, F.J. (2012). Desktop study on available sediment information for middle arm bay and associated lower Tamar Estuary, northern Tasmania. BCD Resources (Operations) NL, Beaconsfield, Tasmania. Coffey Environments Report 6720_1. 17p.

Neira, F.J. (2012). Slope Fishes of Wamunon Bay, Woodlark Island – Species Diversity and Biological Assessment. Woodlark Gold Project. April. Coffey Environments Report 1412_25. 62p.

Perry, R. & Neira, F.J. (2012). Selecting molecular markers to identify eggs of Australian marine fishes – need for accurate species-specific discrimination towards enhancing coastal ecosystem awareness from early life-history dynamics. Final Report to Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust. Fisheries, Aquaculture and Coasts Centre, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania. 27p.

Neira, F.J. (2011). Potential pre-feasibility study to examine deep sea tailing placement (DSTP) as a tailing management option for Minera Los Pelambres – Chile. Coffey Environments Report 10913AA_2. 49p.

Neira, F.J. (2011). Application of daily egg production to estimate biomass of jack mackerel, Trachurus declivis – a key fish species in the pelagic ecosystem of south-eastern Australia. Final Report to Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust. Fisheries, Aquaculture and Coasts Centre, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania. 42p.

Neira, F.J. (2010). Development of a genetic/morpho-logical databank for the identification of wild eggs of Australian marine fishes. Final Report for The Australia and Pacific Science Foundation (APSF 06/6). Fisheries, Aquaculture and Coasts Centre, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania. 43p.

Bulman, C.M., Condie, S.A., Neira, F.J., Goldsworthy, S.G. & Fulton, E.A. (2010). The trophodynamics of small pelagic fishes in the southern Australian ecosystem and the implications for ecosystem modelling of southern temperate fisheries. Final Report to Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC 2008/023). 137p (CSIRO).

Neira, F.J. (2010). Larval fish fauna around Point Lowly (SA): potential entrainment at seawater intake of proposed BHP desalination plant. BHP Billiton Olympic Dam Development Study. Final Report Marine Sciences Consulting (Marscco) to COOE – Care of Our Environment. 63p. (Confidential Report).

Neira, F.J. (2009). Provisional spawning biomass estimates of yellowtail scad (Trachurus novaezelandiae) off south-eastern Australia. Report to New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI). 31p.

Neira, F.J., Lyle, J.M., Keane, J.P., Ewing, G. & Tracey, S. (2008). Evaluation of egg production as a method of estimating spawning biomass of redbait off the east coast of Tasmania. Final Report to Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC 2004/039). 155p.

Neira, F.J. & Lyle, J.M. (2008). Provisional spawning biomass estimates for redbait off southern New South Wales using the daily egg production method (DEPM). Final Report to Australian Fisheries & Management Authority (AFMA). 13p.

Neira, F.J., Lyle, J.M., Ewing, G.P., Keane, J.P. & Tracey, S.R. (2008). Evaluation of egg production as a method of estimating spawning biomass of redbait off the east coast of Tasmania. Fishing Today 21(5): 26-27.

Neira, F.J. (2007). Tools to help identify marine fish eggs. Fishing Today 20(1): 33.

Neira, F.J. & Keane, J.P. (2007). Methods and criteria for identifying and staging the eggs of blue mackerel Scomber australasicus In: Development and evaluation of egg-based stock assessment methods for blue mackerel, Scomber australasicus, in southern Australia, pp: 189-216. Final Report to Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC 2002/061).

Neira, F.J., Rogers, P.J., McLeay, L.J. & Keane, J. (2007). Distribution and abundance of eggs and larvae of blue mackerel, Scomber australasicus, off southern and eastern Australia. In: Development and evaluation of egg-based stock assessment methods for blue mackerel, Scomber australasicus, in southern Australia, pp: 217-261. Final Report to Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC Project 2002/061).

Neira, F.J., Rogers, P.J., McLeay, L.J. & Keane, J. (2007). Distribution and abundance of eggs and larvae of four taxa of pelagic fishes off southern and eastern Australia. In: Development and evaluation of egg-based stock assessment methods for blue mackerel, Scomber australasicus, in southern Australia, pp: 264-306. Final Report to Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC Project 2002/061).

Neira, F.J. & Lara-Lopez, A. (2006). Developing key biological indicators for the Tamar Estuary. Final Project Report to Natural Heritage Trust - NHT Project 46930. Marine Research Laboratories, Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute. 39p.

Welsford, D., Lyle, J. & Neira, F.J. (2006). Redbait survey yields valuable information. Fishing Today 18(6): 35-36.

Neira, F.J., Lyle, J.M. & Haddon, M. (2005). Review of research on South Australian pilchard fishery. Primary Industries & Resources South Australia. Adelaide (PIRSA), SA. 37p.

Crawford, C., Neira, F.J. & White, C. (2005). Environmental flows in the Little Swanport Estuary, Tasmania. Tasmanian Aquaculture & Fisheries Institute. 107p.

Neira, F.J. (2005). Synthesis on early life-history dynamics and spawning habitat characterization of small pelagic fishes in south-eastern Australia: past and current research. In: Report of the SPACC Meeting on Small Pelagic Fish Spawning Habitat Dynamics and the Daily Egg Production Method (DEPM), pp: 32-34. L.R. Castro, P. Freon, C.D. van der Lingen & A. Uriarte (Eds). GLOBEC Report 22.

Lara, A.L. & Neira, F.J. (2003). Studies on the early life history of fishes in the Tamar Estuary, Tasmania. Final Project Report to Natural Heritage Trust. Australian Maritime College. 70p.

Neira, F.J., Jenkins, G.P., Longmore, A. & Black, K.P. (2000). Spawning and larval recruitment processes of commercially important species in coastal waters off Victoria 1997-98. Final Report to Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC 1996/116). 150p.

Neira, F.J. (2000). Aerial survey of pilchard schools (Sardinops sagax) in Port Phillip Bay and adjacent waters of Bass Strait: occurrence, distribution and biomass estimates. Final Report to Phillip Island Nature Park, Victoria. 38p.

Wakeford, J. & Neira, F.J. (2000). Implications for Basslink of fishing and shipping activities. Report for AMC Search Ltd. Australian Maritime College. 23p.

Ward, T., Kinlock, M., Jones, K. & Neira, F.J. (1998). A collaborative investigation of the usage and stock assessment of baitfish in southern and eastern Australian waters, with special reference to pilchards (Sardinops sagax). Final Report to Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC Project 1994/029). 324p.

Neira, F.J., Coutin, P. & Elliott-Tippet, D. (1997). Commercial catches of selected scale fish species from Victorian waters, 1978 - 1995. Marine and Freshwater Resources Institute, Technical Report 1. 64p.

Neira, F.J., Coutin, P., Morison, A. & Hall, K. (1997). Pilchard 1996. Victorian Fisheries Assessment Report. Compiled by the Bays and Inlets Stock Assessment Group. Marine and Freshwater Resources Institute (Queenscliff). 70p.

Coutin, P.C., Conron, S., Neira, F.J. & Smith, D.C. (1995). Bay and Inlet Fisheries Assessment Report 1995. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Fisheries Branch Internal Report. 110p.

Neira, F.J., McKeown, D. & Oliveiro, P. (1995). The pilchard fishery in Victorian waters, with special reference to Port Phillip Bay. Progress Report No. 1. Victorian Fisheries Research Institute Internal Report. 17p.