The Wild Fisheries program of the NSW Department of Primary Industries maintains an archived collection of otoliths of NSW estuarine and oceanic fish species.
The collection is housed at the Fisheries NSW office within the Sydney Institute of Marine Science, Mosman.
Over 100,000 whole and sectioned otoliths. The collection represents a record of fish ages from the early 1990s and provides information for more than 30 species.
Historical information is available for the following species:
Current research projects are collecting data for:
Loans of material (sections or whole otoliths) from the collection for genuine scientific or educational purposes can be obtained through writing to the Program: firstname.lastname@example.org