All posts tagged "Research"

  • Artifical Reefs Do Boost Fish Stocks

    New research from the University of NSW shows artificial reefs do boost fish stocks.

  • 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...

  • Water flows drives economic value from recreational fishing

    A statewide recreational fishing survey now provides key information on anglers favourite fishing locations, preferences for improving fishing experience, and the economic value of environmental flows for recreational fishers. Earlier this year VRFish in partnership with Glenelg Hopkins CMA and Marden Jacobs Associates ran a...

  • National Survey of Recreational Fishing

    VRFish will be at the forefront in encouraging Victorian recreational fishers to participate in a national survey of recreational fishing – the first since 2000-01. Coordinated by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) 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...

  • 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...

  • Survey of Murray Cod Handling and Awareness of Catch Limits

    That time of the year is again upon us and it’s time to celebrate – to celebrate the opening of Murray cod season! Murray cod is an iconic species that holds a special place close to the heart of many...

  • 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...

  • Record Recruitment of Snapper in 2018

    This year has proven to be a phenomenal year for Victoria’s snapper stocks with record recruitment found in Port Phillip Bay. 2018 is the best year class of snapper stock in the past 26-years of sampling by the Victoria...

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