Fishing News

Barra structures a hit at Kinchant

OVER the past three years 197 fish-attracting structures have been installed in Kinchant Dam in a joint venture between council and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Recent electrofishing surveys revealed a staggering three-fold increase in barramundi numbers at the 36 sites where structures have been installed in the dam. Mayor Greg Williamson said this was a tremendous result for …

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New NQ fisheries FADs deployed!

Far North Queensland fishers listen up! Fisheries Queensland just finished installing four new fish aggregating devices (FADs) off Weipa and they can’t wait for you to check them out. All of the FADs are proving to be very popular with excellent catches of pelagic fish reported. You can check out the GPS locations here.

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Queensland Fisheries updates app

Queensland Fisheries are excited to announce a new version of our recreational fishing app – ‘Qld Fishing 2.0’! This new app will allow you to:  identify catch by submitting a photo and leveraging the app’s fish recognition functionality, which uses artificial intelligence to identify a limited number of common fish species (you can help improve the fish recognition functionality by …

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Travelling the golden highway – rock ladders for golden perch

Moving up and down our inland river systems is essential for golden perch (aka yellowbelly), but with more than 10,000 barriers to fish passage across the Murray-Darling Basin in NSW, it’s often easier said than done. rock ladders for golden perch Our native fish experience a highway littered with permanent road blocks and speed bumps as they try to make …

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Lose boat options and catch more fish

LOSE a few options when you’re buying a new boat and catch far better fish much more frequently. The greatest aid to catching fish is not sold in boat dealerships nor marine chandleries – it’s professional knowledge. You can always buy the optional boat gear later, but you need the knowledge now. That’s the key advice from a man who …

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Fish habitat action in a tributary of Tuckean Swamp

AUSTRALIA’S only fishing conservation charity OzFish Unlimited has partnered with Tregeagle Landcare Group and private landowners on Boggy Creek – a tributary of Tucki Tucki Creek which flows into the famed Tuckean Swamp. OzFish are working on several ways to improve the native fish habitat in the area, including planting trees on the creek bank. The project site is about …

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Cashing in on marine by-products

AS exploitation of wild fisheries and marine environments threaten food supplies, Flinders University scientists are finding sustainable new ways to convert biowaste, algal biomass and even beached seaweed into valuable dietary proteins and other products. In one of several projects underway at the Flinders Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development, researchers are looking to extract value from crayfish shells and other …

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Seagrass restoration kick-started at Mourilyan Harbour

A PILOT project to restore seagrass meadows at Mourilyan Harbour southeast of Innisfail, has started with input from local recreational anglers and university researchers. The trial will assess the success of a unique seagrass restoration technique – deploying seagrass fragments or sprigs attached to mesh frames into a designated section of the harbour. The work is a collaboration between James …

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Operation targeting illegal activity at Port Kembla

THE Australian Border Force (ABF) has carried out a high visibility operation at Port Kembla to detect and disrupt organised criminal activity in the area. Today, 13 August 2020, 25 ABF officers from NSW Maritime Operations, Regional Investigations, the Dog Detector Unit, along with officers from Aviation and Maritime Security conducted a crew and ship search on a vessel docked …

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The ferocious looking worm of death

THE Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is calling on anglers to photograph or collect samples of worm gobies, especially one known as the worm of death, to help fill a big gap in science research. These peculiar worm gobies share the same Top End estuaries and river mouths as prized barramundi. Also coined freaky fish’ alien or …

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