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Report on Torres Strait Fisheries Research Protocols

A Guide for Researchers 
Martin Nakata and Vicky Nakata

At its 45th meeting in 2008, the Torres Strait Scientific Advisory Committee (TSSAC) set down for discussion the need for guiding protocols that researchers adopt when working in the Torres Strait (45.6.1). The Committee considered the current processes and procedures for fisheries research in the Torres Strait, and discussed approaches developed for other organisations. At the following meeting members agreed to commission a review of current approaches and the development of a single source web-based document that would provide guiding protocols for adoption by researchers when working in the Torres Strait. This book is the result of the commissioned work.


About the Authors: 

Martin Nakata is the Director of Nura Gili at the University of New South Wales. He also holds the title of Chair of Australian Indigenous Education. He is the first Torres Strait Islander to receive a PhD in Australia. His research encompasses higher education curriculum areas, the academic preparation of Indigenous students, and Indigenous knowledge and library services. He has presented many plenary and keynote addresses at national and international conferences, and published various pieces on Indigenous Australians and education in academic journals and books.

Vicky Nakata is a research fellow at Nura Gili, the Indigenous Programs Unit, at the University of New South Wales. She has previously been a researcher at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology Sydney.