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 Dr Geoff Allan
Dr Geoff Allan

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Areas of expertise:
Aquaculture, particularly aquaculture nutrition, inland saline aquaculture, general aquaculture of finfish, molluscs and crustaceans; Research project development and management


Dr Geoff Allan is employed by NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) as the Research Leader, Aquaculture, and he is Centre Director of the Port Stephens Fisheries Centre (PSFC), NSW, Australia. He conducts and supervises aquaculture research on freshwater and marine fish, molluscs and crustaceans at PSFC as well as two other research centres, the Grafton Aquaculture Centre and the Inland Saline Aquaculture Research Centre near Wakool. He has coordinated major national and international projects on aquaculture feeds and feeding with a particular emphasis on replacing fishmeal. He is currently a project leader for the Australian Aquafin Cooperative Research Centre for a project on developing feeding technology for temperate marine fish. Geoff also leads NSW DPI involvement in the Seafood Cooperative Research Centre. Geoff is also coordinating a national program to help develop commercial aquaculture industries using inland saline water.

Geoff is also a Program Consultant on Aquaculture for the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and helps that agency develop collaborative research projects to benefit Australia and developing countries. In this capacity, he has worked in Southeast Asian and Pacific countries, particularly with projects on aquaculture nutrition. Geoff is a founding member and Trustee of the charity, Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF). He is a Past-President of the World Aquaculture Society (2003/04) and the Asian Pacific Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society. Geoff serves on the editorial board of Aquaculture Research, Asian Fisheries Science, International Aquafeed and the Korean Journal of Aquaculture.

Geoff has published over 150 scientific manuscripts and reports and presented more than 50 papers at National and International Conferences over the last eight years.
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