Clyde River comp to aid fish tracking

Industry and Investment NSW and the University of NSW is staging a fishing event on the Clyde River at the Nelligen boat ramp (approx. 8km out of Batemans Bay along the Kings Highway) on October 16.

The purpose of the event is to involve fishos in a new research project being conducted in estuaries throughout southern NSW. This project utilises acoustic tracking that allows researchers to track fish movements with the aim of developing a better understanding of how fish respond to climate, especially in terms of their spawning behaviour, habitat use and exchange between estuaries. The data will be used to help the sustainable and ecological management of fishing in the future.

During the fishing comp captured fish will be implanted with acoustic transmitters. The target species are bream, dusky flathead, mulloway and whiting. Inclusion in the event is free, but participants’ boats must have a livewell.

The event will be held at the main Nelligen boat ramp, Nelligen, on October 16. Sign on will be 6am for a 7am start and a 2pm finish. A briefing will be given 10 minutes before the start. Prizes will be awarded for the biggest of each species, best bag and a lucky door prize. Sausage sizzle and drinks will be provided, with a presentation to follow.

For more information contact Dylan van der Meulen email:; Ph: 02 9527 8438; 0439 751987.

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