Professor Chris Carter


Professor Chris Carter is the Deputy Executive Director and Academic Director at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania. He is also Professor of Aquaculture Nutrition and Program 2 Leader for Seafood and Marine Products in the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre.

His main interest is building sustainable aquaculture through research, education and stakeholder collaboration. He has been at the University of Tasmania for over 25 years and led the School of Aquaculture and aquaculture at the Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute as well as being Education Leader on two seafood Cooperative Research Centres. His current research is on the nutritional physiology of aquatic ectotherms, developing sustainable aquafeeds, on-land and offshore aquaculture systems and rock lobster aquaculture.

Professor Carter joined IMAS as Professor of Aquaculture Nutrition in 2009 where he has been Head of Fisheries and Aquaculture (2013-18) and Interim Executive Director (2018-2019). He was previously Professor of Aquaculture at the University after arriving in 1994 as a Lecturer in Fish Nutrition. Prior to his move to Australia he conducted research on the nutritional physiology of fish as a Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen and PhD student at Kings College London. Chris has had various positions in Australian aquaculture education and research including Aquaculture Program Leader for the Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute for 10 years, Head of the School of Aquaculture, and Education Program leader for the Aquafin Cooperative Research Centre and Australian Seafood CRC. He is currently a member of the team leading the Commercial Development of Rock Lobster Culture Systems and Program Leader in the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre.

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