All posts tagged "fisheries research"

  • Survey finds remarkable increase in recreational fishing popularity

    A Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) survey has found that Victorian Recreational Fishing is seeing a boom in numbers. Despite Covid-19 impacting the time being spent fishing, the number of

  • Record Spawning for Bream in the Gippsland Lakes

    The black bream fishery in the Gippsland Lakes is showing signs of a strong spawning season after the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA)’s fisheries scientists found a record number of baby

  • Understanding our mako shark fishery

    Mako sharks are a popular target for game fishers along the Victorian coast. They are the world’s fastest shark, capable of bursts of speed close to 80km/hr and are infamous

  • Assessing fish diversity in the Bay

    BRUV’s in action off Cape Otway Through the Port Phillip Bay Fund via the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning, Deakin University’s Marine Mapping Group are teaming up with

  • Victorian Online Pipi Survey

    Survey closes 1 July 2022

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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