Dr Ben Diggles – Senior Program Manager

Dr Diggles has worked with many clients in government, aquaculture, recreational fisheries, and commercial fisheries throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the Pacific Islands. His core business areas include import risk analysis, biosecurity, fish and shellfish health, fish welfare, and development of feeding attractants and medicated feed for aquacultured finfish. In his spare time Dr Diggles studies the effects of declining water quality on our estuaries, see his presentation on Moreton Bay Oyster Populations, and is active in his local community developing solutions to these problems, like Shellfish Reef Restoration in Pumicestone Passage. Recent recognition of these activities has included winning the Moreton Bay Regional Council Australia Day Environment Award for 2017.