Recreational fishers in the Murray-Darling Basin are being offered a unique opportunity to contribute to a groundbreaking fish tagging initiative. OzFish, in collaboration with Charles Sturt University researchers and First Nations groups, is leading the project to entrust freshwater anglers with the critical task of tagging fish. Volunteers will receive specialised training to implant Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) Tags and must commit to attending the training sessions. The data collected from these tags will provide valuable insights into fish movement patterns, habitat preferences, and population dynamics in the basin. OzFish is inviting recreational fishers to express their interest online now, with the first workshop scheduled for November 25-26 in Deniliquin. For your efforts, OzFish will assist with fuel costs and provide catering. You must be an OzFish member to participate.
Saturday November 25
11am – 2pm Workshop
2pm- 7pm Fishing and tagging practice
Sunday November 26
8am -1pm Fishing and tagging practice
This project has been funded by the Australian government OneBasin CRC program, the Next Generation Water Engineering and River Management Hub, the NSW recreational fishing trusts and BCF – Boating, Camping, Fishing with support from Charles Sturt University, recreational fishers, and First Nations groupsand the Next Generation Water Engineering and River Management Hub .