Whiting season is here – please look out for tags!

If you catch a tagged King George whiting, please record the date, location and length of the fish (image: Martin Auldist).

OVER the next few months, researchers from the University of Melbourne are asking Victorian anglers to be on the lookout for tagged King George whiting.

More than 10 tagged whiting have been recaptured so far. Interestingly, they were caught very close to where they were originally tagged six months ago, indicating little movement over that period.

It’s expected that some of the larger tagged fish may move out onto the coast over the next six months and start migrating towards western Victoria.

If you catch a tagged whiting, please record the date, location and length of the fish. Releasing the tagged fish would also be helpful to continue collecting data.

The yellow tags have a phone number and email address on them for reporting.

Updates on this project, which is funded by your fishing licence fees under our Large Grants program, can be found HERE.

Applications for our Large Grants program are now open until 28 February 2018.  All universities, researchers, angling clubs, shires and councils, land and water management agencies and community groups are encouraged to apply! Click HERE for more information. 

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