All posts tagged "citizen science"

  • 5 Million Recreational Fishers Empowered By Mobile App Technology

    The Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation (ARFF), the recognised national peak body for recreational fishing, recently launched a new initiative the Tackle Box project. The Tackle Box project uses recreational fishing citizen science and digital approaches to optimise sustainability and...

  • Call for Offshore Citizen Scientists to collect Striped Trumpeter frames and data

    We are embarking on a new pilot study to increase the knowledge of striped trumpeter (Latris lineata) in Victorian waters thanks to a successful Recreational License Fees (RFL) funded project. The project aims to uncover information regarding the striped trumpeter...

  • The Great Perch Search

    The Victorian Fisheries Authority and a small group of specialist fishers from VRFish, ANSA, Essendon Angling Club and Greensborough Angling Club recently volunteered their skills and time to help improve the sustainability of Estuary Perch in Victoria.  About 100...

  • Tagged Whiting Caught in Western Port Bay

    Image: Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron (BMYS) member Phil Goodier who fished with Brian Willis and their catch of 30 Whiting including the tagged fish Written by Brian Willis from Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron (BMYS) With Phil Goodier on board,...

  • Get Involved in the National Recreational Fishing Conference

    The National recreational fishing peak body, Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation (ARFF), have announced that the 2019 National Recreational Fishing Conference will be held on the 10 & 11 December in Hobart. This years conference will focus on how every fisher...

  • Latest Update for King George Whiting Tagging Project

    Written by Greg Jenkins Anglers participating in the Victorian King George Whiting tagging project have tagged a massive 684 Whiting over the course of the project so far! The latest project update was released on 27 August 2019. This...

  • A Fisheye View of Port Phillip Bay

    Ben Cleveland, Ozfish Unlimited Fishers in Port Phillip Bay have been getting an in-depth look at their local fishing spots through a citizen science project currently being undertaken. Using a Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV) monitoring approach, the “Reccys Restoring...

  • Cast off of first national survey of recreational SBT catch

    Over the next 12 months surveys to collect data for a robust estimation of the recreational catch of Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT) will be carried out across Victoria, South Australia, NSW and Tasmania. From today, if you are boat...

  • Recreational fishers unlocking the secret lives of King George whiting

    Written by Professor Gregory Jenkins, University of Melbourne One of the unanswered questions about the life cycle of King George whiting is where fish from Victorian waters spawn. Research over the past 30 years has found little evidence of...

  • Citizen Science and Game Fishing

    Dr Julian Pepperell The involvement of the general public in scientific research has been dubbed ‘Citizen Science’. It happens in many branches of science, with contributions of birdwatchers to censuses of bird populations perhaps the best known example. And...

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