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William Saville-Kent, F.L.S., F.Z.S., F.R.M.S. (1845-1908)
journal contributionposted on 2023-11-03, 03:49 authored by AJ Harrison
William Saville-Kent pioneered the scientific management of fisheries in Australia from 1884 to 1907. His wide-ranging research interest extended from infusoria to salmon and he worked in Britain, off Portugal, and in every part of Australia from Thursday Island in the north to Tasmania in the south. He cultured a number of marine species and was a leader in the movement to utilise the great Victorian public aquaria for scientific purposes. His prolific pen delineated Australia's commercial fish resources, and brought to Europe, for the first time, the diversity and scale of the Great Barrier Reef.