On the 10th of June 2023 scientists from the salmon Interactions team hosted a second Salmon Science Open House event at the Hobart waterfront alongside representatives from CSIRO and the FRDC. Following on from a similar event hosted in June 2022 this public “drop-in” event provided an opportunity for other scientists, industry stakeholders, and interested members of the public to ask questions and learn about what we do. The team had a great time talking to over 115 interested visitors and received some great positive feedback from visitors who learned something new.
Coinciding with the end of data collection for the 3-year Storm Bay Observing System project this event was a great opportunity for the team to share some of the successes of the project and insights gained over the three years. Visitors were thrilled to see some examples of the 66835 macrofauna specimens collected, data from the 3042 water samples collected and footage from the 446 hours divers spent underwater throughout the project.
The event was also a great opportunity for staff from IMAS, CSIRO and the FRDC to share what they have been working on with each other and discuss the future of salmon aquaculture-environment interactions research in Tasmania.