Tagged gamefish numbers in

THE NSW Department of Primary Industries reports that the 2012/2013 game fishing season that ended on June 30 2013, resulted in over 10,000 fish tagged and 94 fish recaptured.

Tagged numbers reveal it was a particularly good season for black marlin (the most tagged since 1998-1999) with the majority of fish being juveniles tagged between Townsville in Queensland to Port Stephens in New South Wales.

The top ten species tagged during 2012-2013 were:

(Species / number tagged)
Black marlin 2989
Southern bluefin tuna 1050
Sailfish 910
Albacore 764
Blue marlin 406
Striped marlin 360
Yellowfin tuna 354
Spanish mackerel 322
Mako shark 288
Mahi mahi (dolphin fish) 283

Information on the NSW DPI Game Fish Tagging Program available at:

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