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Biodiversity in the City : issue 1
11 Industry & Investment NSW ( I & I NSW) Industry & Investment NSW (I&I NSW) is an agency with a diverse make-up, but we have a single vision - Industry and investment growing NSW. This means a common focus on jobs and investment across all industries, whether rural or urban, small or multinational, regional or international. Our vision statement is 'Industry & Investment growing NSW' this vision captures out goal of striving to expand our economy, out forests, fish stocks, agriculture, exports, environments, communities and businesses. Industry & Investment NSW, Get Hooked...it's Fun to Fish Program This interactive syllabus linked program, funded from the NSW fishing license fee encourages children to take an active role in the management of their waterways and fish stocks. Industry & Investment NSW, Fishcare Volunteer Program Our team of TAFE accredited Fishcare Volunteers are central to the success of Get Hooked... It's fun to Fish. Volunteers assist teachers with in-class activities, as well as assist at the Get Hooked fishing practical workshops. The Fishcare program is one of the most successful volunteer programs in NSW. Professor David Booth, University of Technology Sydney David Booth is a Professor of marine ecology, especially interested in how pollutants affect estuarine fishes. Recently, he has turned his attention to the role of marine protected areas in enhancing biodiversity and sustainable fisheries opportunities. Joshua Humphries, PhD Candidate, University of New South Wales and SIMS Joshua's research is investigating the ecological importance of cold core eddies, and how they influence zooplankton communities and the survival of larval fish in the Tasman Sea. Marine Life Biodiversity Related weblinks Industry and Investment in NSW Land Learn: Supporting Environmental Learning in NSW Get Hooked program Sydney Institute of Marine Science Integrated Marine Observing System Census of Marine Life Australia Emma Thompson, PhD Candidate, Macquarie University and SIMS Emma's studies are focused on finding a new, more sensitive way of monitoring metal pollution in estuaries using revolutionary molecular techniques, and the Sydney Rock Oyster.