NSW Research Angler Program


The recreational fishing sector is very important in NSW and targets many of the state's most popular fish species. For key species like Mulloway, Snapper, Yellowtail Kingfish, Dusky Flathead and Tailor, DPI needs as much information as possible for monitoring stocks so they can be managed efficiently and effectively.

The NSW Research Angler Program relies on the enthusiasm of the estimated one million recreational fishers in NSW to collect vital biological information on the fish they catch. The program enables recreational fishers to be involved in assessment and monitoring of their favourite species by donating the frames (skeletons) from fish they catch.