Research on fish and recreational fishing

Project

Partner Organisation

Agency

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

Building a stronger more sustainable freshwater recreational fishery in NSW

This project builds on the long-term recreational fishing research program undertaken throughout the freshwater rivers and impoundments of NSW. The aim is to improve freshwater recreational fisheries in NSW which will result in increased economic, social and environmental benefits.

  NSW DPI FW $684,801

FW $704,911

FW $687,470

Pump Fishway Project: Phase 2 - Fish transfer

The Pump Fishway innovation aims to transform fishways’ performance and costs. Phase 1 proved the concept; Phase 2 seeks to transfer fish safely over 8m walls, ready for field implementation.

University of New South Wales   FW $88,601

FW
$0

FW
$0

Screens for Streams: Boosting native fish stocks through improved water extraction practices

Will showcase effectiveness of innovative fish screens on irrigation pumps at selected sites across NSW and will facilitate broad-scale uptake of fish screening technologies on irrigation infrastructure across the MDB, to prevent large scale fish losses from water extraction practices.

Charles Sturt University NSW DPIFW $100,000

FW $100,000

FW $100,000

Bait Security – building on a solid foundation. To improve access and availability of beachworms to NSW recreational fishers

The project supports an evidence-base for improved access, availability and management of NSW beachworms; Quantify fishery selectivity, density and size-structures within fished and unfished areas (e.g. Sanctuary Zones) to inform management options for improved sector access and allocation.

  NSW DPISW $62,494

SW
$0

SW
$0

Fisheries Enhancement Research and Monitoring Program – Marine Stocking

This project will address research and monitoring in relation to Marine Fish Stocking activities to determine effectiveness of stockings.

  NSW DPI SW $180,410

SW $186,927

SW $184,141

Fisheries Enhancement Research and Monitoring Program - Regional plan to monitor NSW offshore artificial reefs

This project provides essential monitoring for the Offshore Artificial Reefs program as part of the long term management plan for each reef.

  NSW DPI

SW $240,014

SW $258,852

SW $283,585

Monitoring and Research on Landed Fish at Game Fishing Tournaments in NSW: 2018/2019

The project facilitates and conducts monitoring, sampling and biological research on billfish, tuna, sharks and other gamefish captured and weighed at the major game fishing tournaments in NSW.

Pepperell Research & Consulting Pty Ltd SW $30,500

SW
$0

SW
$0

NSW Game Fish Tagging Program

The NSW Game Fish Tagging Program of Australia is the largest saltwater tagging program of its kind in the world and has been in operation since 1973. It is used to obtain vital information on the biology of highly migratory fish species. Over 455,000 fish have been tagged by over 50,000 anglers since the beginning of the program. The program has recently extended to key sportfish species such as mulloway, dusky flathead and snapper.

NSW GFA NSW DPI SW $159,590

SW $164,270

SW $169,600

NSW Game Fish Tournament Monitoring

This project collates data to support fisheries research and management of game fish species and to strengthen negotiations between recreational fishers, Government and other interested organisations regarding fishery access and sustainability.

Ghosn Consulting Services SW $72,450

SW $75,150

SW $78,400

Provision of Annual Report for the Gamefish Tagging Program for 2017/2018

Provision of an informative, attractive and readily accessible report on the Gamefish Tagging Program for the year 2017/2018.

Pepperell Research & Consulting Pty Ltd SW $6,000

SW
$0

SW
$0

Rock Fishing Safety Survey

An analysis of rock fishing deaths in the coronial database supported by observational surveys of rock fishers to enable more effective rock fishing safety messages content and delivery.

Central Queensland University  SW $3,629

SW
$0

SW
$0

The Great Swordfish Race

Use key recreational fishers to deploy satellite tags into 10 swordfish off the NSW coast to provide movement, behaviour and post-release survival of fish tagged in NSW in the newly emerging day time deep-drop fishery.  A key component of the project will be to establish the world’s first “Great Swordfish Race” to engage recreational fishers and the general public in an interactive experience.

ANSA (NSW)NSW DPISW $74,800

SW
$0

SW
$0

Understanding the variable nature of Blue Swimmer Crab populations in NSW estuaries

This project will collect information on the reproductive biology and recruitment dynamics of Blue Swimmer Crab to inform future management arrangements, broodstock collection and targeted stocking for this species.

 

NSW DPI

SW $100,000

SW $50,000

SW
$0

Identifying risk from marine debris sourced from recreational fishing and, where appropriate, determining solutions to key issues

Cardno NSW/ACT 

SW
$0

SW $59,000

SW
$0

Revealing the emergence of fish viruses in Australia

This study will characterise fish viruses across the Murray-Darling to determine virus host-jumping between native and invasive fish, and assess the safety of virus biocontrol.

Macquarie University 

FW
$0

FW $9,900

FW
$0

Robust resource assessment and stock enhancement for the iconic Murray Crayfish recreational fishery

The project will provide (a) targeted and benchmarking monitoring to allow robust resource assessment and (b) consolidation of stock enhancement for this important recreational fishery.

Nature Glenelg Trust 

FW
$0

FW $48,000

FW $136,000

Integrating recreational fishing information into harvest strategies for multi-sector fisheries in NSW

The project will develop defensible methods and a framework for including recreational fishing data into harvest strategies being developed for NSW fisheries.

 

NSW DPI

SW
$0

SW $96,422

SW $99,903

Monitoring and Research on Landed Fish at Game Fishing Tournaments in NSW: 2019/2020

The project facilitates and conducts monitoring, sampling and biological research on billfish, tuna, sharks and other gamefish captured and weighed at the major game fishing tournaments in NSW.

Pepperell Research & Consulting Pty Ltd 

SW
$0

SW $31,000

SW
$0

Provision of Annual Report for the Gamefish Tagging Program for 2018/2019

Provision of an informative, attractive and readily accessible report on the Gamefish Tagging Program for the year 2018/2019.

Pepperell Research & Consulting Pty Ltd

 

SW
$0

SW $6,000

SW
$0

Burrowing Behaviour, Mating System and Population Genetics of the Burrowing Mud Shrimp, Trypaea australiensis

This project will investigate the burrowing behaviour, mating system and population genetics of the mud shrimp to gain a better understanding of its importance as a bait source.

University of Wollongong 

SW
$0

SW $11,259

SW
$0

Integrated Monitoring Program (IMP): Comprehensive ongoing assessment of recreational fishing in NSW – 2019/2021 – using state-wide diary surveys and biological sampling from the charter boat fishery

The IMP is the largest recreational fishery citizen-science project in NSW providing a cost-effective platform for collecting high quality information for assessment of recreational fisheries. This program provides reliable catch and effort estimates for key recreational species for stock assessment purposes.

Kewagama Research

Administered by NSW DPI

SW $573,569

SW $900,957SW $626,521

NSW Research Angler Program

The Research Angler Program (RAP) is an important, established citizen science and extension project involves collection of fish frames from fishers for a range of important recreational species age, which are then processed to provide essential age information for stock assessments.

 NSW DPISW $84,680SW $190,600SW $192,600

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