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Tagged barra recaptured after 15 years

According to the latest Suntag news bulletin, a barramundi that had been tagged and released 15 years ago in Queensland has been recaptured.

The fish, tagged on January 11 1995 in the Nth Johnstone River was recaptured on February 24 this year – and released once again.

During its 15 year liberation the barra had gron from a length of 505mm to 1175mm (growth 670mm @ 44mm/year) and had travelled a distance of 14km down river.

This represents the longest interval between tagging and recapture on record for a barramundi. The fish was tagged and recaptured by Northern Fisheries staff as part of a monitoring program in the Johnstone River.

For more information on Suntag go to www.info-fish.net.

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