As is the case with most scientists, my interest in science began from a young age, taking every opportunity to be surrounded by nature. By my matric year I was of sure of what I wanted to study and I registered for a Bsc (Biological sciences) at the Nelson Mandela University. Rock and surf angling is a major passion and hobby of mine, and as a result, the recreational fishery, stock assessments and fish conservation are focus areas of my research. I would like my research to assist in linking the views of scientists and fisherman and to shape the recreational fishery in a well-managed and sustainable manner.

Research interests

Recreational fisheries, biology and stock assessment, conservation psychology

Current research

A socio-ecological understanding: Biology and stock assessment of an important linefish species with implications for new management measures.

Kyle Hewett

Doctoral Student

Nelson Mandela University

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