All posts tagged "Research"

  • 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...

  • The King of Kings

    By Dr. Corey Green, Fisheries Scientist, Fisheries Victoria Recreational anglers are taking advantage of exceptional opportunities to target gamefish along Victoria’s coastline. Landing southern bluefin tuna, albacore and swordfish in small boats is no longer a rare occurrence. Similarly,...

  • Citizen Science Continues to Capture Insights into Victoria’s mulloway

    Written by Lauren Veale, Nature Glenelg Trust Since my previous article in the summer 2015 edition of Fishing Lines, our Citizen Science Project has continued to provide new insights into Victorian mulloway populations. Funded by Recreational Fishing License Fees,...

  • 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...

  • Monitoring Marine Fisheries – What’s the Catch?

    By Dr. SIMON CONRON Leading Scientist, Fisheries Victoria This article appeared in our Winter 2017 edition of the VRFish Fishing Lines Magazine Melbourne’s population is growing fast. The number of new residents annually moving into the big smoke would...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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