John Christen ADAMS was married to Elizabeth Mary - they were living 5 Villiers St Port Fairy in 1980.
John was a Fisheries Officer - maybe you could try the Vic Fisheries Department to see what they can do to help
I googled John Adams Fisheries officer and found this link:
National Assessment of Interactions between Humans and Seals ...www.daff.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/.../sealassessme...
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat
Circuit, Barton ACT 2600 or posted at www.ag.gov.au/cca
...... Mr John Adams (Fisheries Management Officer, Marine Resources), Department of Primary ...
maybe give that a go - its a big download and my old computer can't handle it