Murrumbidgee Creel Survey

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Community seminar

Period30 Jul 2013

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleFishing research revealed
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletSouthern Riverina News
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size326 words
    DescriptionThe 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
    seasonal basis.
    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/AuthorH Nichols
    PersonsJamin Forbes