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Corporate entry CSIRO Division of Fisheries (1939 - 1956)

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia
1 January 1956
Fisheries Research or Regulation, Marine Science and Industrial or scientific research
Reference No
CA 7836
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
Cronulla, New South Wales


The CSIRO Fisheries Investigation Unit gained Divisional status in 1939, its name changing to the Division of Fisheries. In early 1956, the Division became the Division of Fisheries and Oceanography, acknowledging its research in both areas.


 c. 1937 - 1939 CSIRO Fisheries Investigations Section
       1939 - 1956 CSIRO Division of Fisheries
             1956 - 1981 CSIRO Division of Fisheries and Oceanography
                   1981 - 1988 CSIRO Division of Fisheries Research
                   1981 - 1997 CSIRO Division of Oceanography
                         1988 - 1997 CSIRO Division of Fisheries
                         1997 - 2005 CSIRO Marine Research
                               1997 - 2005 CSIRO Marine Research
                               2005 - 2014 CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

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  • Historical Directory of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, 1926-1976 (Canberra: CSIRO, 1978), 101 pp. Details


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