Japan Prize Laureates

Laureates of the Japan Prize

Dr. Keith J. Sainsbury

Dr. Keith J. Sainsbury

  • Nationality:
    New Zealand
  • Date of Birth:
    22 February 1951

Outline of Achievements

Outline of Achievements

The 2004 Japan Prize

Major Awards Received

1985 The Australian Book Publishers Association Award for Outstanding Design and Production of an Australian Book

Academic Degrees

1972 B.S. with Honors, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
1977 Ph.D., University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Professional Career

1975-76 Research Scientist, New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
1977-78 Research Scientist, CSIRO, Australia
1979-89 Project Leader and Manager, Australian Tropical Fisheries Resources, CSIRO, Australia
1990-97 Manager of two Program units; the Pelagic Fisheries Resources Program and the Multi-Divisional Program for the Design and Evaluation of Marine Management Strategies, CSIRO, Australia
1997-2002 Manager of the Program 'Multiple Use Management of the Exclusive Economic Zone', CSIRO, Australia
2002-present Senior Principal Research Scientist and Program Leader, Division of Marine Research, CSIRO, Australia


  • Senior Principal Research Scientist, Division of Marine Research, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization

Major Publications

  • Sainsbury, K.J., Effect of individual variability on the von Bertalanffy growth equation. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 3 (2): 241-7. (1980)
  • Sainsbury, K.J., The ecological basis of tropical fisheries management. pp 167-88 in Pauly,D. and Murphy, G.I. (eds) Theory and management of tropical fisheries. ICLARM Conf. Proc.9, 360 p. ICLARM, Manilla, Phillipines and Division of Fisheries Research, CSIRO, Cronulla, Australia. (1982)
  • Sainsbury, K.J., Population dynamics and fishery management of the New Zealand paua, Haliotis iris. II. Dynamics and management as examined using a size class population model. N.Z. J. Mar. Freshw. Res. 16:163-73. (1982)
  • Sainsbury, K.J. and Whitelaw, A.W., The biology of perons threadfin bream, Nemipterus peronii, from the North West Shelf of Australia. Aust. J. Mar. Freshw. Res. 35:167-85. (1984)
  • Sainsbury, K.J., Optimal mesh size for tropical multispecies trawl fisheries. J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer. 41:129-139. (1984)
  • Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. and G.G. Leyland, Continental shelf fishes of northern and north-western Australia. 375 pp. Clouston & Hall and Peter Pownall Fisheries Information Service, Canberra, Australia. (1985)
  • Sainsbury, K.J., Estimation of food consumed by periodically feeding fish from field observations. J. Fish. Biol. 29:23-36 (1986)
  • Sainsbury, K. J., The ecological basis of multispecies fisheries, and management of a demersal fishery in tropical Australia. in Fish Population Dynamics (2nd edition), pp 349-382. J. A. Gulland (ed). John Wiley and Sons, Lond. (1988)
  • Sainsbury, K. J., Application of an experimental approach to management of a tropical multispecies fishery with highly uncertain dynamics. ICES Marine Science Symposia. 193: 301-320. (1991)
  • Sainsbury, K. J., The use of simulation to evaluate the performance of stock rebuilding strategies, including the use of reference points. In A.A. Rosenberg (ed.) Defining Overfishing-Defining Stock Rebuilding. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-F/SPO-8 (1993)
  • Sainsbury, K. J., R. A. Campbell and W. W. Whitelaw, Effects of trawling on the marine habitat on the North West Shelf of Australia and implications for sustainable fisheries management. In Hancock, D. A. (ed.) Sustainable Fisheries through Sustainable Habitat. Bureau of Rural Sciences Proceedings, AGPS, Canberra. (1993)
  • Sainsbury, K. and T Polacheck, The use of biological reference points for defining recruitment overfishing, with an application to Southern Bluefin Tuna. Pp 265-274 In Hancock D.A (ed.) Population Dynamics and Fisheries. Bureau of Rural Sciences Proceedings. AGPS, Canberra. (1993)
  • K. J. Sainsbury, R. A. Campbell, R. Lindholm and A. W. Whitelaw, Experimental management of an Australian multispecies trawl fishery: examining the possibility of trawl induced habitat modification. pp 107-112 in E. L. Pikitch, D. D. Huppert and M. P. Sissenwine, eds. Global Trends: Fisheries Management. American Fisheries Society Symposium 20, Bethesda, Maryland. (1997)
  • Sainsbury, Keith, Living Marine Resource Assessment for the 21st Century: What Will Be Needed and How Will It Be Provided? In: Fishery Stock Assessment Models, edited by F. Funk, T.J. Quinn II, J. Heifetz, J.N. Ianelli, J.E. Powers, J.F. Schweigert, P.J. Sullivan, and C.-I. Zhang, Alaska Sea Grant College Program Report No. AK-SG-98-01, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1998, pp. 1-40. (1998)
  • Smith, A. D. M., K. J. Sainsbury and R. Stevens, Development and evaluation of management procedures for Australian fisheries. ICES J. Mar Sci. 56: 967-979. (1999)
  • Sainsbury, K.J., A. E. Punt, and A. D. M. Smith, Design of operational management strategies for achieving fishery ecosystem objectives. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 57: 731-741. (2000)
  • Sainsbury, K.J. and Sumalia, U.R, Incorporating ecosystem objectives into management of sustainable marine fisheries, including 'best practice' reference points and use of Marine Protected Areas. In 'Responsible Fisheries in the Marine Ecosystem', M. Sinclair and G. Valdimarsson (eds). CABI Publishing, Oxon, UK. (2003)
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