August 7, 2013

It's generally understood that many of our native fish species need to move around to breed, and feed. And so we have recognised the need to build fishways to give them a helping hand swimming upstream past dams, weirs and other barriers. But we often forget that fish...

August 5, 2013

A report recently published by the American Sportfishing Association presents some seriously impressive figures which plainly underscore the importance of fishing to the American culture and economy.

There is one main problem associated with trying to calculate the econ...

August 1, 2013

In this article Recfishing Research summarises some interesting work done by researchers at James Cook University exploring how climate change may impact on one of Australia's most iconic species groups - Coral trout. 

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August 1, 2013

Recreational fishers are increasingly playing a vital role in the monitoring of our waterways and fish stocks.

In the August 2013 edition of Escape with ET Recfishing Research explored one such example, where fishos were getting involved in ‘Citizen Science’ in the Glad...

December 13, 2012

A keen fisher, Craig Lees recently asked Recfishing Research about a 95cm snook he caught and released near Ceduna. He explained that whilst handling the fish before release quite a few scales came off in his hand, and the fish seemed to take a while to recover before...

December 12, 2012

If I told you there was a species of animal in Australia which lets out a call during mating as loud as a rock concert you might picture a blue whale, or another large mammal. But what if I told you it was the humble Mulloway?

Do fish hear and communicate using sound? A...

September 28, 2012

Do stocked fish survive and enhance our fisheries? Or do they just provide a meal for resident predators? Do stocked fish supplement local fish stocks, or just compete with wild fish, suppressing and replacing natural recruitment? Some interesting research by a team of...

September 28, 2012

What makes recreational fishing so addictive? Catching fish can be a lot of fun, but research indicates that for most Australians it doesn’t explain the whole story.

A number of studies from around Australia have looked at what motivates us to go fishing, and found that...

September 28, 2012

More than 35 million native fish were stocked into waterways in the Murray-Darling Basin since 2001, and over 22 million fish were stocked throughout New South Wales alone since 2006. And it’s not just us; many billions of fish from more than 300 species are stocked wo...

September 28, 2012

Snapper (Pagrus auratus) are a mainstay of coastal recreational fisheries in south-eastern, southern and southwestern Australia. As bold and tenacious young squire they are often the first species encountered by young new rec fishers, and so play an important role in i...

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