Title Fishing research revealed Degree of recognition Regional Media name/outlet Southern Riverina News Media type Duration/Length/Size 326 words Country Australia Date 30/07/13 Description The Narrandera Fisheries Centre will host a community research outcomes seminar next month, discussing
results from the recent survey of fishers along the Murrumbidgee River.
The seminar, entitled ‘Who Caught What and Where? Results of the Murrumbidgee River Angler Survey
2012-2013’, will be presented by Department of Primary Industries Senior Fisheries Technician and Charles
Sturt University PhD candidate Jamin Forbes.
‘‘The seminar will discuss the results of the study of recreational anglers between Berembed Weir and Yanco
Weir,’’ Mr Forbes said.
‘‘The main focus of the fisher survey was to identify which species were caught, which species were kept and
where anglers targeted their efforts.
‘‘Murray cod and golden perch were the primary focus of the survey, however, we also collected important
information on other species.
‘‘Knowing how many fish have been caught and harvested, and the effort involved in their capture is
important for the effective management of the fishery.’’
The study was conducted from April 2012 to April 2013, providing information on angling trends on a
The seminar will be held this Friday from 6.30pm at the DPI’s Narrandera Fisheries Centre, John Lake
Centre, Buckingbong Rd, Narrandera.
The cost of admission is $5 per adult and $3 per child (under 12). This includes a barbecue meal and light
refreshments after the presentation.
The John Lake Centre, featuring a native fish aquarium and poster display, will also be open from 6pm, as
well as after the seminar, for anyone wishing to do a casual tour of the facilities.
DPI Fisheries staff will also be available if you wish to discuss any topics in greater detail.
The presentation will take one hour with questions, and the evening will conclude at approximately 8.30pm.
Seats are limited so to avoid disappointment, it is essential that you book ahead by calling the Narrandera
Fisheries Centre on (02) 6958 8200 between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Producer/Author H Nichols Persons Jamin Forbes