NSW Research Angler Program Newsletter

Dear NSW Research Angler,

please find attached the NSW Research Angler Program Newsletter for spring 2017!

On behalf of Fisheries NSW, I would like to thank all of you who participate in the various components of the NSW Research Angler Program for your passion and enthusiasm.

A big thank you to all of the research anglers and spearfishers out there who have donated their mulloway, snapper, tailor, kingfish, pearl perch and dusky flathead frames this past spring.

We had more than 200 frames, heads or jewels donated to the program covering the entire size spectrum of recreationally-caught fish - from 30 cm snapper right up to 133 cm 11 year old mulloway! This information is priceless for researchers who study these iconic recreational fish species.

We had 5 tagged mulloway recaptures, including an 104 cm fish recaptured in the Hawkesbury River which had been tagged 1149 days earlier when just 59.5 cm in length!

Remember, even if it is only one frame, we will do (almost) anything to get it!

Many thanks once again for your involvement in this exciting new approach Fisheries NSW is taking to collect crucial data for NSW’s most popular recreational fish species.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you wish to discuss any aspect of the program whatsoever.

Thank you again and happy summer fishing for jewies, reddies, kingies, pearlies, macks, duskies and choppers!

Kind regards,

Julian Hughes

Dr Julian Hughes | Research Scientist | Wild Fisheries Unit
NSW Department of Primary Industries | Sydney Institute of Marine Science
Building 19 Chowder Bay Road Mosman NSW 2088 Australia
T: 02 9435 4671 | F: 02 9969 8664 | M: 0411 788 436 | E: Julian.Hughes@dpi.nsw.gov.au
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