Welcome Elysia – New Port Phillip & Westernport, All Ability Facilitator
Fishcare Victoria are excited to welcome our newest staff member Elysia Gustafson!! Elysia is a Marine Biologist with a Master’s in teaching who began her career in the Aquaculture Industry in Port Fairy before moving to Port Douglas to work on the Great Barrier Reef where she conducted surveys in association with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Eye on the Reef to better understand Reef Health and resilience in response to Climate change and developing effective techniques to manage the Crown of Thorns Sea Star. Elysia is passionate about building healthy ecosystems to support Fisheries and their marine and freshwater environments through environmental sustainability education and community engagement for all abilities. When out fishing she prefers the end of a pier or boat targeting Australian Salmon, Tailor and Flathead for Catch and Release but does enjoy fresh Calamari and Snapper!
As well as supporting the Melbourne Group and coordinating school and holiday program fishing clinics, Elysia will be project managing the new All Abilty – Fishing is for everyone program. This program will deliver regular all ability fishing clinics in and around Melbourne. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for these all ability clinics or would like to register your interest to particpate in an all ability clinic, please contact Elysia at – email@example.com