Director, Independent Chair
Ian Stagles first became involved with aquaculture in 2002 when he chaired the State government’s Aquaculture Bill Task Force. He previously chaired the Department of Fisheries Developing Fisheries Committee, and has actively participated in numerous commercial fisheries committees for State and Commonwealth fisheries over the past 30 years.
Ian has also had a long association with recreational fisheries in Western Australia, first founding Western Angler magazine as a voice for recreational fishers in 1985 before going on to establish Recfishwest in 1994 as its inaugural Chair.
In 2006 Ian established, and chaired, the WA Fish Foundation, which undertook fish stocking work and associated research and monitoring, until 2017.
Ian is a life member of Recfishwest and Perth Game Fishing Club, and in 2002 he was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for his services to recreational fishing.