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Lachlan Fetterplace

Lachlan Fetterplace
Marine Ecologist PhD and Researcher: interested in a broad range of research areas including sustainable fishing, marine protected areas, electronic monitoring of fisheries bycatch, and fish movement and behaviour.


I am always open to colloboration ideas and I also have a number of data sets and topics suitable for collaboration and or student and graduate research (both desk and field based), including on:

  • Elasmobranch Sound
  • Acoustic Telemetry - large data sets from MPAs in Australia.
  • Baited Remote Underwater Video - large data sets from MPAs in Australia.
  • AI - Detection and classification of protected species bycatch in Swedish small-scale fisheries e..g.

Get in touch if you want to discuss!



Muhammad Abdullah and Feroz Basheer: Master’s Thesis in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Thesis title: “Detection and Classification of Protected Species Bycaught in Swedish small-scale fisheries: Object Detection and Classification using Applied Machine Learning in a Federated Framework (2022)”. Chalmers University, AI Sweden and SLU Aqua.

Kye Adams. Thesis Title: Adams, K. R. (2016). Quantifying movement and abundance patterns of the incidentally caught Eastern Fiddler Ray, Trygonorrhina fasciata (Batoidea): implications for notake marine reserves. Honours Thesis, University of Wollongong, Australia.


Ellen Wulff (2021). “Land based fish farming: an environmentally friendly way to produce fish?”. Undergraduate Thesis BI1254. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Zoé Marina Häberle (2021). Electronic monitoring systems in fisheries: a comparison between two camera systems and an onboard observer in a small-scale fishery. Undergraduate final thesis (Swedish language). Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Aimee Bullock (2013). “Contrasting marine invertebrate scavenging guilds on unconsolidated sediments across a depth gradient: An assessment with BRUVS”. Marine science international internship (1 year), University of Wollongong and Liverpool John Moores University.

Selected publications

Full puplication list can be found at ORCID and Google Scholar 

Recent publication highlights:

  • Lennox RJ, Whoriskey FG,...Fetterplace al. (2023). Globally coordinated acoustic aquatic animal tracking reveals unexpected, ecologically important movements across oceans, lakes, and rivers. Ecography 00:00-00.
  • Fetterplace LC, Esteban JJD, Pini-Fitzsimmons J, Gaskell J, Wueringer BE (2022). Evidence of sound production in wild stingrays. Ecology. Ecology 103(11): e3812.
  • Gibbs L, Fetterplace LC, Rees MJ & Hanich Q (2020). Determining the effects and effectiveness of shark hazard management: The Shark Meshing (Bather Protection) Program, NSW, Australia. People and Nature.
  • Fetterplace LC, Turnbull JW, Knott NA & Hardy NA (2018). The devil in the deep: expanding the known habitat of a rare and protected fish. European Journal of Ecology. 4(1), 22-29. doi: Open Access.
  • Lédée JI, Heupel MR, Taylor MD,…Fetterplace LC et al. (2021). Continental-scale acoustic telemetry and network analysis reveal new insights into stock structure. Fish and Fisheries.
  • Adams KR, Fetterplace LC, Davis AR, Taylor MD and Knott NA (2018). Sharks, rays and abortion: The prevalence of capture-induced parturition in elasmobranchs. Biological Conservation 217: 11-27.



Visit us @Fish_thinkers and, a science communication iniative I co-founded, for news and fun updates on various research happenings.

You'll also find me on Twitter and ResearchGate.

Citizen Science projects I am invovled with include: 

If you have fish observations you need IDs for or you enjoy identifying fish definitely get involved in these projects! 


Researcher at the Department of Aquatic Resources; Population analysis
Telephone: +46104784182
Postal address:
Institutionen för akvatiska resurser (SLU Aqua)
Box 7018
75007 Uppsala
Visiting address: Almas Allé 5, Uppsala