July 24, 2019

Recfishing Research is proud to say that we will be involved in the organising of the National Recreational Fishing Conference. The conference theme is: "Our Fishing. Our Research. Our Recreational Future", and the event will be about how we as recreational fishers par...

June 28, 2019

Tuna Champions is all about helping us fishers looking after and respecting our Southern Bluefin Tuna fishery so we can enjoy them forevermore. The team, lead by Dr Sean Tracey, does this by sourcing the world's best practices based on scientific research, and distribu...

May 28, 2017

We celebrate the sight of a released fish swimming away. However, recent studies on air exposure and fight time on post-release survival rates, have found that swimming away from its encounter with us, is not necessarily the end story for the fish.

September 13, 2016

Yellowfin bream are a true piscatorial all-rounder. For many Aussie fishos their first taste of angling success was probably with this platinum battler on the other end of their line. Their abundance within most eastern Australian estuaries and precocious nature as juv...

September 4, 2016

Swordfish (Xiphias glades) are definitely a bucket list species for most fishos... Largely due to the fact that they grow so big, pull so hard, and move so fast, reaching an impressive top speed of around 100km per hour. And researchers have just worked out how: they g...

October 31, 2014

In many respects Mangrove Jack are the pinnacle of estuary fishing in northern NSW and southeast Queensland.

They offer the royal flush of growing big, pulling hard, looking great, tasting even better and being relatively plentiful and targetable under the right conditi...

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

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...

Researchers from NSW Department of Primary Industries have done some interesting work to look at the short term survival of freshwater catfish after catch and release. The study shows that, like most of our native species, catfish are quite resilient and are well suite...

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Recfishing Research Executive Officer
Owen Li
e: owenl@uow.edu.au

p: 0413148222

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