I am a fisheries biologist and an avid spearfisher, who has spent many years living and working in the tropics and diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Through 20 years of fisheries work and 30 years of underwater fishing across Australia and overseas I have an intimate knowledge of many key fisheries species. Currently based near Coffs Harbour on the northern NSW coast I work as an independent scientist and spend many hours in the water. The northern NSW coastline represents an area where tropical and temperate fish species overlap seasonally. I am well placed to identify Redmap species of interest that appear from further north and I am looking forward to observing and reporting them myself.