Victorian researcher Paul Brown explains the key role that recreational fishers have played in a project aimed at ensuring the recent increase in Murray cod numbers continues.
Angler surveys are helping researchers to better understand if current management strategies will ensure the sustainability of Murray Cod. Recreational fishers have provided vital information to help researchers understand the impact of harvest, catch and post release survival rates on Murray Cod fish populations in the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB). The results indicate Murray Cod can be protected from overfishing if overall mortality rates can be kept below 20%
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