All posts tagged "fisheries research"

  • Spying on River Blackfish

    Researchers from Deakin University have turned to spy-like aquatic surveillance to uncover the secret life of river blackfish (Gadopsos marmoratus) and give them a helping hand. Once abundant, river blackfish populations have declined across south-east Australia due to a...

  • Kingfish secrets revealed thanks to our fishing licence fees

    By Dr. Corey GreenSenior Fisheries Scientist, Victorian Fisheries Authority Prior to the early 1990’s, yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi) were commonly caught by recreational anglers at various offshore locations across Victoria, primarily in the warmer months. While the historic abundance...

  • Be a Seagrass Champion in Western Port

    VRFish are proud to have partnered with Deakin University and Melbourne Water on a new project to develop the tools and knowledge to assist seagrass restoration and recovery in Western Port. Seagrasses are important marine plants that provide a...

  • 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...

  • Monitoring River Blackfish in the Gellibrand River

    In 2018, researchers from Deakin University received funding from your Recreational Fishing Licence fees to establish a southern river blackfish spawning recruitment monitoring network in the Gellibrand River catchment. This project will provide new information on the native fish...

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