• Great Southern Seascapes Program

    The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a leading conservation organisation working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. Globally we work in more than 35 countries with a staff of nearly 4,000 including...

  • Translocating River Blackfish in the Tarwin River Catchment

    By Renae Ayres, Arthur Rylah Institute Ask a recreational fisher which fish species they most prefer to catch in rivers and common responses are Trout, Murray Cod, Estuary Perch . . . but what about the humble River Blackfish?...

  • Barkers Creek Reservoir Trout Fishery Recovery Project

    By Greg Hellsten Barkers Creek Reservoir, also known as Harcourt Reservoir, is located north-east of Harcourt, Victoria. Built in 1869, Barkers Creek Reservoir is a 58 ha (2,900 ML; 14 m deep) domestic water storage. Because it supplies domestic...

  • Electrofishing: a great research tool!

    By Renae Ayres, Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research We use a range of study tools to understand fish populations; how they function, how they respond to impacts, and how they respond to our efforts to help improve them. One...

  • The case for seagrass restoration in Port Phillip Bay

    by Alastair Hirst, School of Life and Environmental Science, Deakin University Port Phillip Bay is a highly productive system, supporting one of Australia’s most prized recreational fisheries. Long-term stewardship of this resource relies upon, not only effective management of the...

  • Catching tropical fish in Victoria?

    By Yvette Barry, science writer for REDMAP Australia’s seas are warming and fish are moving their homes further south than usual. Last summer Paul Sorensen spotted a tropical-looking fish lingering in an abandoned shopping trolley under Frankston Pier, south-east...

  • Port Phillip Bay Sand Flathead

    By Ross Winstanley There’s probably not been a more important investment of Recreational Fishing Licence (RFL) funds in marine fisheries research than the study by a Fisheries Victoria research team into the condition of the Port Phillip Bay sand...

  • Counting fishers, not fish

    by Matt Barwick, Recfishing Research Studying fisheries can be tough. Someone once said “counting fish is just like counting trees… except they’re invisible and they move around a lot”. So, if counting fish is tough, spare a thought for...

  • Angling Club Stars in Shellfish Reef Video

    Albert Park Yachting and Angling Club member and VRFish representative Bob Pearce, explains his dream to restore Port Phillip Bay’s lost living shellfish reefs in this new short video. This flagship marine habitat restoration project is now in stage 2 and project partners Dr. Paul Hamer, Fisheries Victoria and Simon Branigan, The Nature...

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