Game fish tagging publications list


Scientific publications that have utilized or cited data from the tagging program
(Listed chronologically, from most recent)

Williams, S.M., J.G. Pepperell, M.B. Bennett, B.J. Holmes and J.R. Ovenden (2018).Global genetic population structure of black marlin (Istiompax indica) and its relevance to fishery management. In Review.

Brodie S., L. Litherland, J. Stewart, H.T. Schilling, J.G. Pepperell and I.M. Suthers (2018). Citizen science records describe the distribution and migratory behaviour of a piscivorous predator, Pomatomus saltatrix. ICES Journal of Marine Science, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsy057

Tracey, S. and J. Pepperell (2018). Understanding the movement, behaviour and post-capture survival of recreationally caught swordfish from southeast Australia – a pilot study. FRDC Project No 2015/022, 87pp.

Champion, C., A. J. Hobday, Z. Xuebin, G.T. Pecl and S.R. Tracey (2018). Changing windows of opportunity: past and future climate-driven shifts in temporal persistence of kingfish (Seriola lalandi) oceanographic habitat within south-eastern Australian bioregions. Marine and Freshwater Research,

Brodie, S., A.J. Hobday, J.A. Smith, C.M. Spillman, J.R. Hartog, J.D. Everett, M.D. Taylor, C.A. Gray and I.M. Suthers. (2017). Seasonal forecasting of dolphinfish distribution in eastern Australia to aid recreational fishers and managers. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 140, 222-229

Heard, M., S. Sutton, P. Rogers and C. Huveneers (2016). Actions speak louder than words: Tournament angling as an avenue to promote best practice for pelagic shark fishing. Marine Policy, 64, 168-173.

Hillary, R., A. Preece, D. Kolody, K. Evans and C. Davies (2016). Development of an approach to harvest strategy management of internationally managed multi-species fisheries, CSIRO, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. FRDC Project No 2013/203

Zischke, Mitchell T., Litherland, Lenore, Tilyard, Benjamin R., Stratford, Nicholas J., Jones, Ebony L. and Wang, You-Gan (2016). Otolith morphology of four mackerel species (Scomberomorus spp.) in Australia: species differentiation and prediction for fisheries monitoring and assessment. Fisheries Research 176, 39-47.

Romanov, E. (2016). A preliminary summary of billfish tagging in the Indian Ocean. Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) Working Party on Billfish (WPB) Victoria, Seychelles. IOTC–2016–WPB14–INF01

Hill, N.J., A.J. Tobin, A.E. Reside, J.G. Pepperell and T.C.L. Bridge (2015). Dynamic habitat suitability modelling reveals rapid poleward distribution shift in a mobile apex predator. Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/gcb.13129.

Brodie, S., A.J. Hobday, J.A. Smith, J.D. Everett, M.D. Taylor, C.A. Gray and I.M. Suthers. (2015). Modelling the oceanic habitats of two pelagic species using recreational fisheries data. Fisheries Oceanography, 24 (5), 463-477.

Bridge, T., A. Tobin, A. Reside, J. Pepperell and N. Hill (2015). Anglers have helped detect a shift in the habitat of black marlin. The Conversation, December 2, 2015. 45

Williams, S., M.B. Bennett, J. G. Pepperell, J.A.T. Morgan and J.R. Ovenden (2015)Spatial genetic subdivision among populations of the highly-migratory black marlin, Istiompax indica, within the central Indo-Pacific. Marine and Freshwater Research,

Holmes, B., J. Pepperell, S Griffiths, F. Jaine, I. Tibbetts and M Bennett (2014).Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) movement patterns and habitat use determined by satellite tagging in eastern Australian waters. Marine Biology, DOI 10.1007/s00227-014-2536-1.

Moore, A., Hall, K., Khageswor, G., Tracey, S., Hansen, S., Stobutzki, I., Ward, P., Andrews, J., Nicol, S. & Brown, P. (2015). Developing robust and cost- effective methods for estimating the national recreational catch of Southern Bluefin Tuna in Australia, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences, Canberra, December. CC BY 3.0.

Bruce, B. and 24 co-authors (2014). Shark futures: A synthesis of available data on mako and porbeagle sharks in Australasian waters. Current status and future directions – August 2014. FRDC 2011/045 Tactical Research Fund, 137pp.

Hutson, K.S., B.P. Smith, R.T. Godfrey, I.D. Whittington, C.B. Chambers, I. Ernst and B. M. Gillanders. (2014) A tagging study on yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi) and samson fish (S. hippos) in South Australian waters. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 131 (1), 128-134.

Pepperell, J., P. Bolton, A. Welfare and S. Boyd (2013). Forty years of conventional billfish tagging. Successes, failures and lessons learned. Paper presented at the Fifth International Billfish Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan, November 2013.

Domeier, M.L. and P. Speare. (2012). Dispersal of adult black marlin (Istiompax indica) from a Great Barrier Reef spawning aggregation. PLoS ONE 7, e31629.

Zischke, M.T., Griffiths, S.P. and Tibbetts, I.R. (2012). Catch and effort from a specialized recreational pelagic sport fishery off eastern Australia. Fisheries Research 127-128: 61-72.

Ward, P, Mazur, K, Stenekes, N, Kancans, R, Curtotti, R, Summerson, R, Gibbs, C, Marton, M, Moore, A & Roach, J. (2012). A socioeconomic evaluation of three eastern Australian game-fishing regions, ABARES report to client prepared for the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Canberra, August 2012. CC BY 3.0.

Ghosn, D., D. Collins, C. Baiada and A. Steffe (2012). Catch per unit effort and size composition of striped marlin caught by recreational fisheries in southeast Australian waters. Fisheries Research Report Series No. 30, NSW Dept Primary Industries, 34pp.

Pepperell, J.G., R.K. Kopf and B.E. Malseed (2011). Use of historic fisheries data to determine trends in relative abundance and body size of sailfish, Istiophorus platypterus, off northwestern Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 94(2), 333-344.

Miller, P.A., A.J. Fitch, M. Gardner, K.S. Hutson and G. Mair (2011). Genetic population structure of Yellowtail Kingfish (Seriola lalandi) in temperate Australasian waters inferred from microsatellite markers and mitochondrial DNA. Aquaculture, 319 (3-4), 328-336.

Ceccarelli, D.M. (2011). The value of oceanic marine reserves for protecting highly mobile pelagic species: Coral Sea case study. Report prepared for the Protect Our Coral Sea campaign, 36 pp.

Pepperell, J. (2010). Fishes of the Open Ocean: A Natural History and Illustrated Guide, UNSW Press.

Pepperell, J., P. Bolton and A. Welfare (2010). Recreational-based tagging programs. Utility of release data using black marlin tagging off eastern Australia as a case study. Presented at the International Symposium on Billfish and Tuna Tagging, Chenggong, Taiwan, Nov 7-12, 2010.  46

Babcock, E. (2008). Recreational fishing for pelagic sharks worldwide. In: Sharks of the Open Ocean: Biology, Fisheries and Conservation, Edited by M. D. Camhi, E. K. Pikitch and E. A. Babcock © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 978-0632-05995-9

McLoughlin, K. and G. Eliason (2008). Review of information on cryptic mortality and the survival of sharks and rays released by recreational fishers. Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra. SEDAR21-RD-22, 22 pp.

Epe, S., Phillips, K., Hender, J. and Ward, P. (2007). Australian National Tuna Fishery Report presented at the third meeting of the Scientific Committee of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, 13–24 August 2007, Honolulu,USA. WCPFC, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.

Griffiths, S.P. and Pepperell, J.G. (2006). A preliminary synopsis of existing recreational fisheries data sources and the potential for monitoring recreational fishing activities in Commonwealth fisheries: a discussion paper. Final Report for Project R06/822 to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, Canberra, pp. 94.

Campbell, R., T. Davis, B. Edwards, G. Henry, J. Kalish, B. Lamason, J. G. Pepperell and P. Ward (2006). Assessment of black marlin and blue marlin in the Australian fishing zone. Report of the Black and Blue Marlin Working Group. Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Canberra Australia, 190pp. + Appendices.

Knight, E., Park, T., Bromhead, D., Ward, P., Barry, S. and Summerson, R. (2006) Analyses of interactions between longline and recreational gamefish fisheries taking or tagging striped marlin off New South Wales. Bureau of Rural Sciences. Canberra, 62 pp.

Bromhead, D., T. Park, E. Lawrence, B. Wise, J. Pepperell and R. Summerton. (2005).Multi-sector indices for striped marlin off eastern Australia. Paper presented at Fourth International Billfish Symposium, Catalina Island, California, November 2005.

Pepperell J. and D. Bromhead (2004). Review of the domestic recreational fishery for striped marlin. In: Striped marlin: biology and fisheries. (Bromhead et al.). Bureau or Rural Sciences: Canberra, Australia, ISBN: 0 642 47593 8, 119-144.

Bromhead, D, J. Pepperell, B. Wise and J. Findlay (2004). Striped marlin: Biology and Fisheries. Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra. ISBN: 0 642 47593 8. 260 pp.

Ward, P. and D. Bromhead (2004). Tuna and billfish fisheries of the eastern Australian Fishing Zone and adjacent high seas. 17th Meeting of the Standing Committee on Tuna and Billfish, Majuro, Marshall Islands, 9- 18 August 2004. National Fishery Report, NFR-2. 18 pp.

Ortiz, M., E.D. Prince, J.E. Serafy, D.B. Holts, K.B. Davy, J.G. Pepperell, M.B. Lowry and J.C. Holdsworth (2003). A global overview of the major constituent-based billfish tagging programs and their results since 1954. Marine and Freshwater Research, 54 (4), 489-507.

Campbell, R., J. Pepperell and T. Davis (2003). Use of charter boat data to infer the annual availability of black marlin, Makaira indica, to the recreational fishery off Cairns, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research, 54 (4), 447-457.

Lowry, M. and J. Murphy (2003). Monitoring the recreational gamefish fishery off south-eastern Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 54(4) 425 – 434 47

Pepperell, J.G. (2003). The potential for sportfish tagging of tunas in the Indian Ocean. Preliminary investigation of regions and scope. Report prepared for the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission, September 2003, 19pp.

Gillanders, B.M., D.J. Ferrell and N.L. Andrew (2001). Estimates of movement and life-history parameters of yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi): how useful are data from a cooperative tagging programme? Marine & Freshwater Research, 52(2) 179 – 192.

Williams, P.G. and A.W. Whitelaw (2000). Preliminary estimates of annual catches for billfish species taken in commercial and recreational fisheries of the western and central Pacific Ocean. 13th Meeting of the Standing Committee on Tuna and Billfish, Noumea, New Caledonia, 5-12 July 2000. 33pp.

Pepperell, J.G. (2000). Large scale sportfish tagging programs: Pros and Cons. Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Proceedings No. 3, 243-248.

Davis, T., J. Gunn and J. Pepperell (1999). Residence times, exchange rates, migration patterns and behaviour of black marlin in the NW Coral Sea: Pilot study to evaluate interaction between recreational and commercial fishing sectors in Area E. Final Report, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, FRDC Project 97/113, 29pp.

Kingsford, M.J. and A. Defries (1999). The ecology and fishery for Coryphaena spp. in the waters around Australia and New Zealand. Scientia Marina, 63 (3-4), 267-275.

Campbell, R.A., G.N. Tuck, J.G. Pepperell, and J.W.P. Larcombe (1998).Synopsis on the billfish stocks and fisheries within the western Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ) and the Indian Ocean. Australian Fisheries Management Authority, Canberra, 122pp.

Speare, P. (1995). Parasites as biological tags for sailfish Istiophorus platypterus from east coast Australian waters. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 118, 43-50.

Pepperell, J.G. (1994). Dispersal and homing of black marlin in the southwest Pacific: 25 years of recreational tagging. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Tuna Conference, Lake Arrowhead California, May 23-26 1994, 105.

Williams, D.McB., M.J. Milicich. and R. Kearney (1993) Trends in marlin abundance and stock composition off Eastern Australia as indexed by catch, effort and tagging data. Draft Final report to ECTUNAMAC. Australian Institute of Marine Science. 81 pp.

Pepperell, J.G. (1992). A review of tuna and billfish tagging in the eastern Australian Fishing Zone. In: P. Ward (editor), East Coast Tuna and Billfish Research and Monitoring Workshop, 15-16 March 1990, Bureau of Rural Resources, 23-33.

Speare, P. (1992). A technique for tetracycline injecting and tagging billfish. Bulletin of Marine Science, 51 (2), 197-203.

Pepperell, J.G. (1992). Trends in the distribution, species composition and size of sharks caught by gamefish anglers off south-eastern Australia, 1961-1990. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 43(1), 213-225

Pepperell, J.G. (1990). Movements and variations in early year class strength of black marlin Makaira indica off eastern Australia. In R. H. Stroud (editor), Proceedings of the second International Billfish Symposium, KailuaKona, Hawaii, August 1-5, 1988. Part 2: Contributed Papers, 51-66. ISSN 0161-522X. 48

Pepperell, J.G. (1990). The Australian cooperative gamefish tagging program, 1973-1987: Status and evaluation of tags. Proceedings of the International Symposium and Educational Workshop on Fish Marking Techniques, 27 June - 1 July 1988 Seattle Washington: American Fisheries Society Symposia. 7: 765-774.

University Theses that have all been successfully completed, most of them relying heavily on data from the NSW DPI Game Fish Tagging Program:

Cameron Baber, James Cook University. Examining the impacts of environmental factors on the distribution of the shortfin mako shark, Isurus oxyrinchus, from eastern Australia. M.Sc., (2018).

Samuel Williams, University of Queensland. The global biology, ecology and phylogenetic status of black marlin (Istiompax indica) Ph.D. (2018).

Shane Ovington, University of Queensland. The distribution and size structure of blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) along the East Coast of Australia, modelled from recreational capture and tagging data. B.Sc. Honours (2017).

Stephanie Brodie, University of New South Wales. The ecology and distribution of two pelagic fish: yellowtail kingfish Seriola lalandi and dolphinfish Coryphaena hippurus. Ph.D. (2016).

Bonnie Holmes, University of Queensland. The biology and ecology of the tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) on the east coast of Australia. Ph.D (2015).

Nicholas Hill. James Cook University. Variability in the distribution and movement of black marlin (Istiompax indica) determined via environmental conditions along the East Coast of Australia using recreational tag data. B.Sc. Honours, (2014).

Samuel Williams, University of Queensland Genetic population structure of black marlin (Istiompax indica) within the central Indo-Pacific: Breeding populations defined despite mitonuclear discordance. B.Sc. Honours, (2014).

Ronan Lynch, University of Queensland, Variability in the spatial and temporal occurrence, and size composition of sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) in eastern Australian waters, and the influence of environmental conditions. B.Sc. Honours, (2012).

Richard Keller Kopf, Charles Sturt University. Age, growth and reproductive dynamics of striped marlin, Kajikia audax, in the southwest Pacific ocean. Ph.D., (2010).

Tom Bridge, University of Sydney. Effects of environmental variables on the recruitment and distribution of juvenile black marlin, Makaira indica, off the east coast of Australia. B.Sc. Honours, (2007).

John Hoolihan, University of New South Wales, Biology and stock structure of sailfish in the Persian Gulf. Ph.D., (2005).

Danielle Williams, University of New South Wales. Variations in the size composition and occurrence of yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) in eastern Australian waters through time, inferred from a unique recreational-based dataset. B.Sc. Honours, (2003).

Ricky Chan, University of New South Wales. Biology of pelagic sharks off New South Wales. Ph.D., (2001).

Joanne Bennett, University of New South Wales. Ecology of dolphin fish (Coryphaena hippurus) and other large pelagic species: Environmental influences on their distribution. B.Sc. Honours, (2000).