TRaCK: Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge

Science and knowledge that governments, communities, industries for sustainable use of Australia's tropical rivers and estuaries

Ian Halliday

Ian Halliday

Ian Halliday
Project Leader
Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries

Ian worked for the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries during the first phase of TRaCK research, and led a project that aimed to increase our understanding of how freshwater flows affect some key estuarine species.

Phase 1 Projects

Outcomes Decisions made about river management not only affect the rivers themselves but also the estuaries they flow into.  This project has provided water resource managers with a better understanding of how river flows influence estuarine fisheries so those needs can be taken into account in Water Resource Plans and other related planning instruments. For fishing-related industries the project ultimately helped support sustainable fisheries by assisting in the valuations of the ecological assets of estuaries and freshwater related processes. This project has provided a greater understanding of factors important to maintaining the fishery resource.