Exploring the secret lives of Victoria’s premier fisheries species
Why track fish?
Determining where, when and why fish move is critical in understanding the distribution and availability of fish for fishing, and forms a basis for the sustainable management of fisheries.
How do we track the movements of fish?
Until recently, the movements of fish have been investigated using conventional tags and catch/release fishing.
Which species of fish are being tracked in Victoria?
Scientists from the former Department of Sustainability and Environment have tracked the movements of black bream and dusky flathead in the Gippsland Lakes, and black bream in the Yarra/Maribyrnong estuaries.
|Tracking the movement patterns of black bream in the Gippsland Lakes|
Summary of movements by black bream up to September 2007
Tracking the habitat preferences, spawning locations and movements of dusky flathead in the Gippsland lakes
Summary of movements by dusky flathead up to September 2007
Dr Jeremy S. Hindell
Senior Estuarine Ecologist
Department of Environment and Primary Industries
2/8 Nicholson St, East Melbourne, 3002
Phone: (03) 9637 9814
Close up of tagged fish