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Do Golden Snapper that I release survive

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Do Golden Snapper that I release survive

Posted on 13 December 2012

Do Golden Snapper that I release survive [ 15:18 ] Play Now | Download Recfishing Research was lucky enough to join staff from Northern Territory Dept. of Resources on a recent field trip to Bynoe Harbour to tag Golden Snapper (Lutjanus johnii) as part of an ongoing monitoring program. Golden Snapper are widely distributed, inhabiting […] Continue Reading

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How does the Fish Habitat Network benefit me as a recreational fisher

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How does the Fish Habitat Network benefit me as a recreational fisher

Posted on 14 November 2012

How does the Fish Habitat Network benefit me as a recreational fisher [ 19:05 ] Play Now | Download A lot of recreational fishers out there may not have heard of the Fish Habitat Network, which is a progressive group led by recreational fishers to help improve recreational fishing opportunities through restoring and enhancing fish […] Continue Reading

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How do dams, road crossings and weirs affect my fishing?

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How do dams, road crossings and weirs affect my fishing?

Posted on 30 October 2012

How do dams, road crossings and weirs affect my fishing? [ 20:40 ] Play Now | Download Today we talk to Tim Marsden, Senior Researcher with the Queensland Government’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, to learn a bit about how dams and other barriers can impact on recreational fishing, and what can be done […] Continue Reading

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Does habitat rehabilitation improve my fishing

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Does habitat rehabilitation improve my fishing

Posted on 09 October 2012

Does habitat rehabilitation improve my fishing [ 17:22 ] Play Now | Download Today we are looking at fish Habitat rehabilitation, now you may think that it’s a doom and gloom story for our waterways but fact there are not only good stories but it’s amazing how with a little effort fisherman can make an […] Continue Reading

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Maximising the survival of released fish

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Maximising the survival of released fish

Posted on 09 October 2012

Fishing For Answers 1 – Maximising the chances of survival of released fish [ 23:14 ] Play Now | Download There are a number of things you can do to help ensure the fish you catch have the best chance of survival after release, in this podcast we talk to Bill Sawynok and get some […] Continue Reading

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ABC Interview on Tilapia in Nth Qld

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ABC Interview on Tilapia in Nth Qld

Posted on 09 October 2012

Standard Podcast [ 7:21 ] Play Now | Download Tilapia are an invasive species that can cause major problems for local species, This ABC Regional interview from 2009 with Geoff McPherson helps to explain the problems Tilapia create. Continue Reading

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Forensic Fisheries

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Forensic Fisheries

Posted on 10 January 2014

The innovative Gene Tag hook developed by NT Fisheries researchers as part of an FRDC-funded project was winner of best invention on the ABCs New Inventors program…. Continue Reading

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Bright future for recreational fishers in Australia

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Bright future for recreational fishers in Australia

Posted on 12 August 2013

Recreational fishing is big business in Australia. With an estimated 4-5 million recreational fishers in Australia, the annual contribution to the economy through fishing could exceed $2.5 billion. This sizeable community and industry needs well planned research and development to support it, as well as extension of research results to end users. Continue Reading

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New faces and new feel for Recfishing Research

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New faces and new feel for Recfishing Research

Posted on 12 August 2013

Recfishing Research recently appointed a new steering committee to help Australia’s recreational fishing community to identify and address their collective research needs at a national and regional scale. The group’s new Program Coordinator, Matt Barwick said “I’m really excited about working with Recfishing Research’s new steering committee – we have been really lucky to build […] Continue Reading

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Additional guidance provided to applicants wishing to address 2014 national priority “Estimate the economic value of recreational fishing in Australia, and its contribution to employment and through volunteering”

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Additional guidance provided to applicants wishing to address 2014 national priority “Estimate the economic value of recreational fishing in Australia, and its contribution to employment and through volunteering”

Posted on 12 August 2013

Recfishing Research’s steering committee has offered additional guidance to applicants wishing to address the following research priority identified by the recreational fishing community for 2014: “Estimate the economic value of recreational fishing in Australia, and its contribution to employment and through volunteering” The attached document is intended to highlight key elements associated with addressing this […] Continue Reading

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Suntag records 1 Millionth Fish

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Suntag records 1 Millionth Fish

Posted on 07 August 2013

Suntag has passed the most significant milestone in its 27 years with 1,000,000 fish in the database. It is one of the largest volunteer tagged fish databases in the world (we think the largest). Making up that total are 692,000 tagged fish, 280,000 fish from catches and 54,000 recaptures with over 25,000 fishers contributing information […] Continue Reading

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Expressions of Interest sought for Recfishing Research Steering Committee membership

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Expressions of Interest sought for Recfishing Research Steering Committee membership

Posted on 06 May 2013

We are calling for Expressions of Interest from people with suitable skills and experience to be considered for a position on Recfishing Research’s steering committee for a period of two years. Positions are voluntary appointments which give members an opportunity to contribute to the future of fishing in Australia through helping to enhance outcomes achieved […] Continue Reading

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FRDC 2012-214 Rec Fishing GVP Measure – Issues Paper 040313

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What price to put on happiness?

Posted on 12 April 2013

A project funded through the National Recreational Fishing Industry Development Strategy has developed an issues paper which discusses different methods for estimating the economic value of the recreational fishing sector in Australia. The paper considers the range of different purposes that economic value information might be used for, which informs the techniques that are suitable. […] Continue Reading

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National Code of Practice

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National Code of Practice

Posted on 14 November 2012

Many Australians love fishing. More than 3.5 million Australians fish annually for recreation and sport. This means about one in every five Australians enjoy fishing and half of all Australian households own fishing tackle. However, with the enjoyment of a natural resource comes responsibility for its sustainability and well being. This National Code of Practice […] Continue Reading

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