Dr. Clive Jones

Dr. Clive Jones

Dr. Clive Jones

Associate Professor, Aquaculture


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Queensland, 1984 – 1988
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Queensland, 1977–1980

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Dr Clive Jones is internationally recognised for his aquaculture research and technology development, with a primary focus on marine rock lobster and freshwater crayfish aquaculture. Dr Jones’ 37 years of professional experience have equipped him with an exceptional skillset through research project leadership, building research teams to address industry development objectives across all necessary biological disciplines, bio-economics, social science, marketing and policy development. His work engages him with small-holder practitioners, medium and large scale commercial operators, government and University research organisations and senior government officials, to deliver practical solutions that enable industry development and growth. Dr Jones has secured more than $10 million in external funding for the projects he has led and participated in, delivered in Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines and Sri Lanka. He has published more than 230 scientific articles.

His current research focus is on development of rock lobster farming in Indonesia and the Philippines, improvement of nursery technology for redclaw freshwater crayfish in Australia and development of culture-based fisheries for giant freshwater prawns in Sri Lanka.

Dr Jones has a special interest in developing aquaculture opportunities for Australian Indigenous communities using rock lobsters and freshwater crayfish as target species.

He works closely with industry with a strong, successful track record in technology transfer from research to commercial production, bolstered in particular by an ability to communicate effectively at scientific, farmer, government and corporate levels. Dr Jones’ greatest motivation is from working with village-based, small-holder farmers in Asia to improve their lives and livelihoods.

Research Interests

  • Tropical rock lobster aquaculture, nutrition, husbandry, health management, industry development, sustainable livelihoods, intensive production.
  • Tropical freshwater crayfish aquaculture, nursery, nutrition, husbandry, intensification
  • Culture-based fisheries for inland reservoirs, Macrobrachium and freshwater finfish