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Get involved with fish tagging

Ever caught a tagged fish? It turns out the chances really are one in a million.

Australia’s volunteer tagging database Infofish Australia recently became the first citizen science tagging program in the world to tag 1 million fish since its inception in 1986.

To put that in perspective, it took 17,000 volunteer taggers a combined 198,600 days (that’s 544 years!) to net the milestone.

Community-based fish tagging has made a significant contribution to our understanding of the movement patterns and growth rates of many fish species, and the Infofish program is recognised as a world leader in this space.

Be part of the next million and get involved with fish tagging! Remember, there’s still a chance to win big if you catch a tagged fish as part of the Fish ‘n’ SIPS competition

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  1. Can you elaborate on the significance of community-based fish tagging and how it has contributed to our understanding of the movement patterns and growth rates of various fish species? How does the Infofish program stand out as a world leader in this field, and what are some notable achievements or insights that have been gained through this program’s efforts in fish tagging and research?

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