Ryan Wilkinson appointed as Acting Director of Inland Fisheries

Acting Director of Inland Fisheries - Ryan Wilkinson at Four Springs Lake

We would like to welcome aboard Ryan Wilkinson as the Acting Director of Inland Fisheries.  

Ryan is fly fisher who has been ‘hooked’ on our wild trout fishery since he caught his first Tasmanian brown trout from Arthurs Lake in 2006.

Ryan has a PhD in fish biology from Flinders University of South Australia. He moved to Tasmania in 2006 to work at the University of Tasmania specialising in fish health, physiology and reproductive biology. He maintained a balanced portfolio of teaching and research over 6 years at the University and supervised a number of honours and PhD students.

He had various roles in the Tasmanian salmon industry since leaving the University.

In 2019 he started work for Biosecurity Tasmania – initially as the Industry Collaboration Manager and more recently (past 2 years) as Director of Biosecurity Operations – managing a busy operational team of 100+ staff across the state.

Ryan will be based in the North at the Government offices in Prospect however will be regularly spending time with the IFS team at New Norfolk.

Ryan said “I won’t even attempt to fill the very big shoes left behind by John Diggle, however, am very excited about the prospect of working with the IFS team over the next 12 months and positively contributing to the management of our amazing fishery”.

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