Dr Mike Rimmer

BSc MSc PhD
Senior Research Fellow

C01A - Jl Shute - Camden
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Mike has been involved in the development of aquaculture and stock enhancement techniques for Australian native marine and freshwater fishes for over 25 years. From 1987 to 2006 he worked for the Queensland Department of Primary Industries, based at Northern Fisheries Centre in Cairns. In this position he was instrumental in the development of practical aquaculture technology for barramundi (Lates calcarifer), which is now the principal aquacultured finfish in northern Australia. More recently, he has been involved in developing aquaculture technology for high-value marine finfish such as snappers (Lutjanidae) and groupers (Serranidae). Although Mike has broad interests in aquaculture, his research has largely been focussed on larval rearing of tropical marine finfish, including aspects of larval nutrition and the development of low-cost seedstock production technologies.

Mike has undertaken numerous collaborative studies with laboratories in the US, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, India, and several Pacific Island countries. He has been project leader / manager for five ACIAR projects, including two projects to improve hatchery and grow-out technology for high-value marine finfish aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region. From 2006 to 2010 he was based in Aceh, Indonesia, managing an ACIAR-funded project supporting rehabilitation of coastal aquaculture in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami. Since 2010 he has been based in Makassar, Indonesia, managing a University of Sydney project funded by ACIAR to improve the productivity of coastal aquaculture ponds in South Sulawesi and Aceh provinces. Career History 1979¿1983 Macquarie University 1984¿1987 NSW Department of Agriculture 1987¿2006 QLD Department of Primary Industries 2006¿2010 James Cook University 2010¿present University of Sydney

Selected grants

2013

  • Improving fish health management and production protocols in marine finfish aquaculture in Indonesia and Australia; Whittington R, Rimmer M, Dhand N, Hick P, Becker J; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)/Research and Development Programs.

2011

  • Scoping study for fish health-mariculture and rabbitfish aquaculture development in Indonesia; Whittington R, Rimmer M, Wullur S, Giri N; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)/Research and Development Programs.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Rimmer, M. (2008). Grouper Aquaculture in Australia. In I. Chiu Liao & Eduardo M. Leaño (Eds.), The Aquaculture of Groupers, (pp. 177-188). Asian Fisheries Society.
  • Rimmer, M., Ponia, B. (2007). A review of cage aquaculture: Oceania. In M. Halwart, D. Soto & J. R. Arthur (Eds.), Cage aquaculture Regional reviews and global overview, FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 498, (pp. 208-231). Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Rimmer, M. (2005). Barramundi Culture. In Anita M. Kelly and Jeffrey Silverstein (Eds.), Aquaculture in the 21st century : proceedings of an AFS special symposium on aquaculture in the 21st century, 22 August 2001, Phoenix, Arizona. Bethesda, Md: American Fisheries Society.

Journals

  • Rimmer, M., Sugama, K., Rakhmawati, D., Rofiq, R., Habgood, R. (2013). A review and SWOT analysis of aquaculture development in Indonesia. Reviews in Aquaculture, 5(4), 255-279. [More Information]
  • Putra, N., Lapong, I., Rimmer, M., Raharjo, S., Dhand, N. (2013). Comparative Performance of Four Strains of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Brackish Water Ponds in Indonesia. Journal of Applied Aquaculture, 25(4), 293-307. [More Information]
  • Rimmer, M., Thampisamraj, Y., Jayagopal, P., Thineshsanthar, D., Damodar, P., Toledo, J. (2013). Spawning of tiger grouper Epinephelus fuscoguttatus and squaretail coralgrouper Plectropomus areolatus in sea cages and onshore tanks in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Aquaculture, 410-411, 197-202. [More Information]
  • Rimmer, M., Phillips, M., Padiyar, A., Kokarkin, C., Raharjo, S., Bahrawi, S., Desyana, C. (2012). Cooperation in aquaculture rehabilitation and development in Aceh, Indonesia. Development in Practice, 22(1), 91-97. [More Information]
  • Muhammadar, A., Mazlan, A., Samat, A., Das Simon, K., Asmawati, M., Muchlisin, Z., Rimmer, M. (2012). Feed digestion rates of tiger grouper (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus) juvenile. AACL Bioflux, 5(5), 356-360.

Conferences

  • Rimmer, M. (2009). The growing market for marine finfish - global needs. In: Souvenir of the Indian International Aquaculture Exposition. INDAQUA-2009.
  • Rimmer, M. (2008). Regional review on existing major mariculture species and farming technologies. The future of mariculture: a regional approach for responsible development in the Asia-Pacific region - FAO/NACA Regional Workshop 2006, Rome: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Sammut, J., Tarunamulia., Mustafa, A., Rimmer, M. (2008). Technical Capacity Building and Research Support for the Reconstruction of Brackishwater Aquaculture Ponds in Aceh. International Workshop on Post Tsunami Soil Management 2008, Australia: Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development / New South Wales Department of Primary Industries.

Report

  • Rimmer, M. (2006). Cultured Aquatic Species Information Programme - Lates calcarifer (FAO Water Resources and Aquaculture Service - FIRI).
  • Sim, S., Rimmer, M., Toledo, J., Sugama, K., Rumengan, I., Williams, K., Phillips, M. (2005). A Guide to Small-scale Marine Finfish Hatchery Technology.
  • Sim, S., Rimmer, M., Williams, K., Toledo, J., Sugama, K., Rumengan, I., Phillips, M. (2005). A Practical Guide to Feeds and Feed Management for Cultured Grouper.

2013

  • Rimmer, M., Sugama, K., Rakhmawati, D., Rofiq, R., Habgood, R. (2013). A review and SWOT analysis of aquaculture development in Indonesia. Reviews in Aquaculture, 5(4), 255-279. [More Information]
  • Putra, N., Lapong, I., Rimmer, M., Raharjo, S., Dhand, N. (2013). Comparative Performance of Four Strains of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Brackish Water Ponds in Indonesia. Journal of Applied Aquaculture, 25(4), 293-307. [More Information]
  • Rimmer, M., Thampisamraj, Y., Jayagopal, P., Thineshsanthar, D., Damodar, P., Toledo, J. (2013). Spawning of tiger grouper Epinephelus fuscoguttatus and squaretail coralgrouper Plectropomus areolatus in sea cages and onshore tanks in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Aquaculture, 410-411, 197-202. [More Information]

2012

  • Rimmer, M., Phillips, M., Padiyar, A., Kokarkin, C., Raharjo, S., Bahrawi, S., Desyana, C. (2012). Cooperation in aquaculture rehabilitation and development in Aceh, Indonesia. Development in Practice, 22(1), 91-97. [More Information]
  • Muhammadar, A., Mazlan, A., Samat, A., Das Simon, K., Asmawati, M., Muchlisin, Z., Rimmer, M. (2012). Feed digestion rates of tiger grouper (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus) juvenile. AACL Bioflux, 5(5), 356-360.

2009

  • Rimmer, M. (2009). The growing market for marine finfish - global needs. In: Souvenir of the Indian International Aquaculture Exposition. INDAQUA-2009.

2008

  • Rimmer, M. (2008). Grouper Aquaculture in Australia. In I. Chiu Liao & Eduardo M. Leaño (Eds.), The Aquaculture of Groupers, (pp. 177-188). Asian Fisheries Society.
  • Rimmer, M. (2008). Regional review on existing major mariculture species and farming technologies. The future of mariculture: a regional approach for responsible development in the Asia-Pacific region - FAO/NACA Regional Workshop 2006, Rome: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Sammut, J., Tarunamulia., Mustafa, A., Rimmer, M. (2008). Technical Capacity Building and Research Support for the Reconstruction of Brackishwater Aquaculture Ponds in Aceh. International Workshop on Post Tsunami Soil Management 2008, Australia: Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development / New South Wales Department of Primary Industries.

2007

  • Rimmer, M., Ponia, B. (2007). A review of cage aquaculture: Oceania. In M. Halwart, D. Soto & J. R. Arthur (Eds.), Cage aquaculture Regional reviews and global overview, FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 498, (pp. 208-231). Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.

2006

  • Rimmer, M. (2006). Cultured Aquatic Species Information Programme - Lates calcarifer (FAO Water Resources and Aquaculture Service - FIRI).

2005

  • Sim, S., Rimmer, M., Toledo, J., Sugama, K., Rumengan, I., Williams, K., Phillips, M. (2005). A Guide to Small-scale Marine Finfish Hatchery Technology.
  • Sim, S., Rimmer, M., Williams, K., Toledo, J., Sugama, K., Rumengan, I., Phillips, M. (2005). A Practical Guide to Feeds and Feed Management for Cultured Grouper.
  • Rimmer, M. (2005). Barramundi Culture. In Anita M. Kelly and Jeffrey Silverstein (Eds.), Aquaculture in the 21st century : proceedings of an AFS special symposium on aquaculture in the 21st century, 22 August 2001, Phoenix, Arizona. Bethesda, Md: American Fisheries Society.

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