UON Honours student Eliza Hoyland is conducting her research study in collaboration with Hunter Local Land Services and DPI Fisheries to assess alternative crab-trap designs with the inclusion of escape gaps and larger mesh in round netted traps.
Recreational fishers from 3 NSW Chapters will have the opportunity to participate in this citizen science project, trial alternative traps, and provide feedback. Lift nets and round netted traps can be supplied to fishers for the trial or retrofit their existing trap. The University of Newcastle will survey participating fishers, who will be asked to keep a record of their catches using a data sheet.
Participants must have a valid NSW recreational fishing license to participate.
A Teams meeting link will be sent to registered participants closer to the event.
Registration is essential, we hope to see you online!
This project is funded by The University of Newcastle, NSW Rec Fishing Trusts and supported by Hunter Local Land Services, DPI Fisheries NSW and BCF – Boating, Camping Fishing.